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Travel Blogs from Cheyenne
... by the audience. I then took Gina home.
My intent is to arrive to the greater Chicago area next weekend. My departure flight for Copenhagen is on Tuesday, October 29, at 10.20 pm. So, soon I will close down Rita's and my travelblog. BUT DO NOT DESPAIR! I will be back next April, when I intend to tour the Eastern part of the U.S., most likely heading south from Chicago to New Orleans and then East to Florida. More about this later.
I will soon be heading into the mountains and am a little worried. Neither my van nor I are big fans of high altitude driving but it is a part of America so I will go forth, onward and upward. For now, though, I have been traveling through the relatively flat area of eastern Wyoming. It is definitely cowboy country, with rolling prairie criss-crossed with arroyos, ravines and an occasional dirt road ...
Day 36 and what a difference a day makes in terms of the weather. We were still in shorts and sandals as we cruised into Sidney, NE, which by the way is the world headquarters for Cabella's. Next stop - Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming.
On the way we stopped in Pine Bluffs to see the Our Lady of Peace shrine and a miniature train made out of wood, that was right next to the railroad tracks ...
... of coal. Big surface mines may load two or three Unit Trains of coal a day. One Unit Train can keep a city of 3,000 households in electricity for a year. About 85 trains leave Wyoming every day.
Enough with the numbers, let’s look at a little history. Ironically, coal was first mined as fuel for the trains. Specifically, the coal-fired steam engines of the Union Pacific Transcontinental Railroad. Some of the first mines were ...
... and share stories of the past. These are nicely dressed women in their 70s here at the local McDonald's by the way.
So the van is comfortable to drive but I prefer it during the daylight hours. I've heard lots of stories of Tempest past and perhaps some of them are true.
We arrive tomorrow and may have a "sit down" dinner tonight since we're ahead of schedule.
First gig is Friday.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services