The Historic Plains Hotel
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Tonight, Des Moines. Tomorrow, home. Cheers!
Religious Billboard Sighting Game Tally: TIED! 22-22
Miles Driven: 5,596
States Driven Through: Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, California, California, California (it's very large), Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa.
Winner of Cow I Win: Mara. She made me restate this, even though she won two weeks ago.
... the border from Wyoming to Colorado and back again, stopping mid route to feed the bisons. There are 2500 'head' of bison on this working ranch, making it one of the top few bison ranches in the country. For anyone wondering, 'bison' and 'buffalo' are the same, in the way that 'canine' and 'dog' are the same. Bison meat apparently tastes very similar to beef but is much leaner. (Olav loved the bison sausages we brought home.) For my dad - yes, your ...
... his latest CD and now have an everlasting memory about the evening.
On my way to the bookstore I spotted a small group of people with posters calling for 'Honk for Peace', 'Peace in the Middle East', 'Grandmas for Peace' etc. Quite a few cars honked. I walked up to a very kind lady in the group to enquire what this was all about. She said the group meets every Wednesday and has for years. In the beginning there ...
... the edges, but there were some nice areas closer to the downtown. We drove by the Historic Old Wyoming State Penitentiary which was a pretty impressive looking building.
From Rawlins we once more headed eastward on I-80. Shortly after leaving town, we crossed the North Platte River. If we remember our history correctly, the North Platte was the river that had the Oregon Trail on one side, and the Mormon Trail on the other.
Early on today, we were at ...
... and beautiful, through the forest, up hills, and plenty of rock formations where you could carve some heads out. Of course we had our XM radio playing songs from the 80's, and I was in an especially upbeat mood. I know, you are thinking how can that be, he is always so crabby, but I was having a blast, and our day was still completely ahead of us. We arrived from the back side of the monument and circled around to the entrance where we ...