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... is this becoming a recurrent theme?
We'd already decided to have a 'rest day' on Sunday, so we caught up on laundry, grocery shopping, etc. And then it started raining again....
We hadn't been able to buy a climbing guide book - everywhere was closed up on Sunday and the following Monday was Labor Day, a bank holiday in America. Fortunately, ...
... sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP?
Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call UP our friends.
And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.
We lock UP the house ...
... chest deep in icy water. I was paralysed. I didn't know whether to help her, or go for the camera. The fact our passports were in her pack which was now underwater decided the matter. No pics, sorry!
The next day (after driving 20 hours!) the Molly & Carl crew arrived. It was great catching up, and as they'd been several times before, they had some good knowledge about where the best climbing was. The other great thing was that ...
... smell you have a sulphur smell. Second, the water is cloudier - but not dirty looking, just not clear. And finally, the water is warm like bath water, and that's the cooled down stuff. Instead of getting into the water to cool off, you get into the water to simply get wet. Getting OUT and letting the water evaporate off your skin is what cools you down.
The other thing we had hoped to do in Thermopolis was go to the Wyoming ...
... campus. We had had a tour guide years ago in Barrow, Alaska who grew up on the tundra and without any trees inside the Arctic Circle. He claimed he only stayed one year at the University of Wyoming because there were too many trees. Hardly the case, but that was his story.
We headed west again on I-80. AAA has marked this road as scenic, but with the exception of a few outcroppings, ...