Tuesday, Sept 13, 1881 Jamie and I returned this morning from our visit to Lucy at Fort Halleck Nev. The two past months have been among the most interesting in my whole experience. The ride over this vast stretch of country and particularly over the Pacific rail road was crowded with interest day by day and never wearied me. I made a number of sketches and have returned with a hopeful and happy feeling and with the robust health born of living most of the time in the open air. Just before we left on account of an Indian outbreak in Arizona Capt Carrs company of the 1st Cavalry stationed at Halleck, left for Arizona so that now Andrews is there in command with only his Co. There is no other lady at the fort besides Lucy except Mrs. Mayer, the post traders wife. I feel that hereafter I should like to spend my summers some where in the great West. Since I went away Capt. David Abbey has died also Gus Hasbrouck and Col. Snyder. I unpacked my trunks and sketches, and showed my sketches to the family who seemed greatly interested.