Holiday Inn Express Rawlins
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We have now left the magnificent scenery of the mountains, and are now driving across the prairie with not much to see. We are going to spend the night in Rawlins. It here we meet a few interesting characters and spend some time conversing with them. Lots of cute little cotton bunnies wandering around the camp ground. Looks like we have a nice night here in Rawlins, as it can be one very windy place.
... was mocking the way locals say New Orleans.
Unfortunately, arriving at 4:11pm is not good when the museum closes at 4:00pm. Not knowing the hours, I saw some people walking into the prison (they used the front door, so I postulated that they were not ghosts) so I poked around a little, found the office. That was not well-received by the administrators - I was told that those people were volunteers and unless I ...
When we get past the I-80/84 split we have the Red Rocks on one side and the rolling green hills on the other, it is so different. As we travel into Wyoming we get a dryer soil with sagebrush and the mountains aren't as tall, I guess because we are already higher in altitude. Getting close to Evanston, WY we come to the crest of the hill and we have a long straight road and then as we start to rise to another crest we see about 2 dozen turbines. Usually we ...
... Bill and Calamity Jane.
Then like the majority of gold rush prospectors we found our hopes dashed upon discovering that the Broken Boot Goldmine was closed for the season and we couldn't take the tour or go panning. With heavy hearts we left the black hills and headed west into Wyoming.
Next stop was Devils Tower Wyoming, Americas 1st national monument and favorite UFO landing spot. We took some pictures but missed out on any close ...
... told that we are more than welcome to go on any public land (which is damn near everything here) and light the little prairie dogs up. They are rodents here and not very well liked. We saw our first Elk Tuesday after work. Can't wait until fall when they have their antlers!
I've always heard that cooking had to be adjusted here, but I didn't figure than my friggen rice cooker and crock pots wouldn't even work. . Steam / heat cookers don't ...