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Travel Blogs from Laramie
... of Cabelas in Sidney. I drove from Sidney to Grand Island. When we got to Ogallala, we were driving along the North Platte River. We followed the river all the way to Hastings where the river turned northeast and we just drove east on to Lincoln and then Omaha. At Kearney we passed under the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. The freeway goes right underneath it. At Omaha, we crossed the Missouri River into council Bluffs, Iowa where we are staying the night ...
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.
... trumpeter swan nesting area left at the time. Trumpeter
swans were successful here and the progeny of swans from red rocks were used to
repopulate this species in many parts of its range. The Refuge remains a vital nesting area for
swans and an amazing array of waterbirds and it lies in this incredible remote
Anyway, after 33 miles of a poor gravel road through this
incredible remote valley surrounded by ...
... 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 ...