Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cheyenne
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There is no denying the calendar: winter is rapidly approaching. My tent and sleeping-bag are tucked away in the trunk of my car and haven't been used for more than a week. But I have been blessed with wonderful sunshine when driving with the top down from Los Alamos up north - and back - to Cheyenne. Here's the route I chose:
I left Los …
Some of you have noticed a discernible waning enthusiasm to post about this cross-country adventure. You are correct. The hours of travel, moving in and out of hotel after hotel, repeating the same rituals day after day has become draining.
So here's another post about it.
Mara and I trekked through the Treasure Valley, through the strangely trusting Mormon Country of Utah (they don't even make you pay first at the pump!), into ...
... there isn’t much traffic and we’re making good time. As we approaced Fort Laramie, heading south on Hwy 18, we saw the sky change so much. So I decided to take a lot of sky shots. It is such open country here, the sky is really interesting. We saw blue sky, high clouds, brewing rain, and rain falling ahead of us. We visited Fort Laramie and took some pictures of the old buildings. Unfortunately, the visitor center ...
... trucks are out in hugh numbers today. And the snow fences only tell me that this area gets more than there share of snow. When you see signs that tell you to "Exit I-80 when flashing", that's not good. We again cross the Continental Divide at 7,000 ft.
Just beyond Laramie, we start heading up to the highest point on I-80. Now Al will not believe this but we did pass a truck with its flashes ...
... with a few pine trees just east of Cheyenne that is aptly named "Pine Bluff". Arriving into Cheyenne we see an oil refinery and lots of train tracks. The Wyoming state capital also stands out among the downtown buildings with its gold dome. We arrive at our hotel to check in before we head to the famous Cheyenne Frontier Days fair and rodeo. The hotel is sold out and house keeping is moving slow. We had to wait a few minutes for our room to be finished being cleaned. Just a ...