Thursday, 30 May 2013

Devils Tower Wyoming United States

Kids will love the scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind when Richard Dreyfuss starts sculpting Devils Tower out of mashed potatoes. Spielberg sure picked the right natural landing pad for his alien spaceship to make contact with earthlings -- there is something otherworldly about this stark monolith rising out of the Wyoming pines and prairies. The Northern Plains Indians called it Bears Lodge, and it has sacred meanings for them too. Even seeing a picture of it is unforgettable, but visiting Devils Tower in person -- well, that's more special than you'd imagine.