Laura Sievers and Brenda Mallicoat

Anderson Lock Office Manager, Laura Miller, and Customer Service Representative Brenda Asta

Forty-plus years ago, Laura Sievers joined her classmate, Brenda Mallicoat, at Anderson Lock. This summer, Brenda joined Laura, and her sisters, Donna and Marie, on a Wild West Vacation celebrating the service anniversary.

The Sievers Sisters Plus One traveled to scenic Wyoming, where they stayed at the Diamond Bar Ranch. Later, they bumped along in a covered wagon ride on the path of the original Oregon Trail, then enjoyed a delicious chuckwagon dinner under a wondrous Wyoming sky. Marie rode in the driver’s seat on the way back to the ranch to help drive the horses. The foursome also visited an abandoned jail where their hoodies tell of travel adventures from other years.

Photo Collage of Laura Miller's 40 Year at Anderson Lock

A short visit to Yellowstone National Park was thwarted by flash flooding in the park, so after snapping photos of the closed park entrance they turned around and enjoyed panoramic vistas that included mountains, wildlife, clear blue skies, colorful wildflowers, rushing streams, stark rock formations, waterfalls, sand, snow and sagebrush. They took the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Wyoming 296, one of Laura’s favorite scenic drives.

Cowboys and cowgirls, barrel-racing and bull riding, tie-down and break-away roping, entertained the gals one night in Cody, Wyoming, ‘The Rodeo Capital of the World’.

Laura, in the black-and-white photo, above, with company founder, Gene Anderson, is Anderson Lock’s Office and Human Resources Manager. She loves to travel and planned the itinerary for this adventure. An event ticket voucher was gifted to her at the 2019 Annual Meeting, but because of COVID travel restrictions, wasn’t redeemed until this summer. Her thank you stated, “I had a blast in Wyoming! It was beautiful and so much fun. I love the mountains and history and am very grateful that I was able to go this year with my sisters and Brenda. It was an adventure I will not forget. Thank you for your generous gift AND my 40 years at ALC!”

Memories made in the mountains last in the heart forever.