Monday, May 26, 2014

Part Way to Rapid City

Cheyenne, Wyoming High 66 Low 48

The weather couldn't have been better for our drive from Coalville, Utah to Cheyenne, Wyoming. It did rain a little bit when we were almost to Cheyenne.

We had an uneventful drive to Cheyenne and are staying overnight at the Little America on the west side of Cheyenne. I drove about 400 miles today, which is a little further than I usually like to travel.

On the way here, we got to see some wildlife. The beaver in the pond at Camperworld was out swimming this morning. On the way here, one of the rest stops has a prairie dog colony, and we got to see 3 prairie dogs. After we left Rock Springs, we started to see Pronghorn Antelope. At first I counted them and got up to 10, after that there were too many to count anymore. Cindy wasn't able to get any pictures of them or the prairie dogs. She gave me a bad time about even mentioning the wildlife.

The rest stop at mile 323, east of Laramie has a monument to Abraham Lincoln. Cindy asked why Lincoln, but it is because the highway originally was the Lincoln Highway. This monument was put up in 1959, the 150th birthday of Lincoln. The monument is quite tall and is worth a visit when you are traveling Interstate 80 through Wyoming (there are a lot of miles where there isn't much of anything else). We had thought about staying overnight at this rest stop, but the wind was blowing hard and it was cold. Besides, it was only another 35 miles to Cheyenne.

We got a couple of pictures of some of the scenery, and a picture of the snow by the highway after we left the rest stop.

There seemed to be quite a bit of snow behind the snow fences.
Tomorrow we are going to go to Nebraska and stay there overnight. Wednesday we will continue to Rapid City.

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. You're making good progress towards SD. We didn't bring the big generator with us so we can't run our air. That means that we have to stay in parks with electricity because it is so hot down here. And you're talking about snow. Definitely too many antelope to count in WY.