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We began our day in Laramie, Wyoming. We stayed in a hotel where pets are allowed but Ruby did not tell them that we had a dog with us. So we had to sneak him in last night (easy enough). But this morning when we left, the housekeepers were already beginning to clean the rooms. Leo has a tendency to bark annoyingly when he thinks he is going to be left behind, so we were sort of worried that he would do that, we would be found out, and have to pay a $100 cleaning fee! ...
Extreme heat from a massive supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is melting a major roadway at the popular summertime tourist attraction. Park officials have closed the area to visitors.
In our early planning for this trip, we had stopped at
Yellowstone as we had no idea how long we would need to get here and see the
Park and did not know if we would enjoy the van camping, etc. One option was to move on to Nebraska after
Yellowstone to see Ruby’s family and then head back. We decided to keep at our journey(its fun and
we love it) and head to Montana, Idaho, and back to southern WY in a circle
... amount of snow blowing on the highways. They are in place for hundreds of yards at a time, in fact, there's more than 500 miles of snow fences in Wyoming.
We were treated to a western sunset over some of the distant mountains. Then we ended the day in Laramie, Wyoming, home of the University of Wyoming Cowboys, but not before a big steak dinner at Altitude's Steakhouse.
... We made our way to Fort Collins and decided to continue on for a bit, not knowing that there were no hotels on the road we had taken.
We finally made it to Laramie, in Wyoming at 6.30pm and checked into a hotel for a much needed rest. We had been travelling since 10.30am with only a short stop for lunch and photos along the way.
Tomorrow we head up to Gillette to catch up with Ric and Jen, who we met in 2010. It is going to be nice to see them ...