Howard Johnson Inn Gillette
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... they had just put a bunch of bread rolls out for the bears, so they were all out in the sun eating AND I was on the right side of the bus to get photos :). Yay me!
After doing the drive through section, we went up to the main area where they have a walk through animal area. There were foxes, coyotes, a bobcat, a skunk, and the cutest of all; the bear cubs. The bear cubs are kept separate to the adults, because there's a risk ...
... lot of plumbing there, including some tricky lines to squirt cool oil under the pistons. And here's the head Frank built and ran for a time:
Frank points out that this engine starts life at 912lbs. That's mighty heavy. But all the same, he ran it in this Jaguar:
At times it wasn't all plain sailing:
... sign, 'You are entering Crow country'.
Driving on without stopping anywhere here, I was getting closer to Wyoming all the time... and I had to stop and snap this:
And then I was entering Wyoming:
Those distant mountains had been in view often and for long periods, at one point they stretched right across my horizon. At the north-western ...
... our time. Some technical info for you –
- Over millions of years, erosion of the sedimentary rock exposed Devils Tower
- The tower rises 867 feet from its base, stands 1,267 feet above the river and 5,112 feet above sea level
- The area of its teardrop-shaped top is 1.5 acres
- The diameter of its base if 1,000 feet
We got back into the car and then ...
... main street. We stopped in the Adams Museum and learned about the (mostly exaggerated) legendary first citizens of Deadwood. We even had a beer in the Old Saloon No. 10, where Wild Bill Hickock was shot in the back by a sore loser during a poker game (actually the real saloon burned down and this one relocated down the street, but they still do have the chair he supposedly was sitting in). Just as we left Deadwood, the ...