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Had breakfast at our table overlooking the mountains in Wind Cave NP, before heading off up through the pass to the plain. Had about 7 hours to drive, and really only stopped for petrol, until we came to Scottsbluff around lunchtime.
This jagged piece of mountain extends from the edge of the river, inland for some miles, and created a natural barrier for people migrating from the east to the west. So a quick lesson on American history. In 1862 Congress passed the Homestead Act, ...
... with impossible views of mountains and valleys.
On to Dillon, Colorado near Breckenridge for the night. Best view ever from a motel room, plus another brew pub next door!
... above. Miss GPS told me to go in the same dirction, although there had been a sign at the park entrance that the road was closed. I decided to follow the car and MIss GPS and ended up in front of a big 'ROAD CLOSED'-sign at the Guernsey Dam. But there was also a little museum on top of the hill, so I decided to go up and see. The sign said 'Open 10 am - 6 pm', so someone apparently opens and closes it, I thought. And right at ...
... Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. In 1915, the "Colorado Loop" was removed, and in 1928, a realignment relocated the Lincoln Highway through the northern tip of West Virginia. Thus, there are a total of 14 states, 128 counties, and over 700 cities, towns and villages through which the highway passed at some time in its history.The first officially recorded length of the entire Lincoln Highway in 1913 was 3,389 miles, ...
... to get excited about.
Highlights of our 'day' trip to Laramie was the Lincoln Memorial at a service area on the I-80 on our way there and a brief visit to Vedauwoo - a National Park area for camping and walking just off the I-80 - on the way back.
We did visit a couple of places that are worth a mention. We drove 80 miles south to Boulder in Colarado (yes, you guessed it, so that Kevin could mark off another State on the spreadsheet).