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With the trip tally at 1840 Kms we departed Des Moines at 7:00 CT in slightly below zero weather again. The Missouri River and the Nebraska border was our first milestone of the day after a two hour trek through the western half of Iowa. Though we wondered if three was too many times to visit Omaha, as we crossed into Nebraska we decided we should at least send a text message to The Tross. Mac obliged with his phone ...
- Woke up super early at 5:00 and left for Cheyenne
- Skipped breakfast because i just simply forgot
- Took roughly 3 and a half hours to get here
- Potty breaks were at an all time low
- Visted Medicine Bow National Forest
- Also got to check out Fort Collins
- Wasn't Hungry today for some reason
- Due to ignorance i forgot to book a hotel so I'm spending the night in my car
... to Laramie. We went to the "History of Prisons in Wyoming" museum in Laramie, which was surprisingly interesting, but the town was not impressive. So, we kept driving.
We ended up at a Bed and Breakfast in Elk Mountain, WY....about 350 miles for the day. (We could not find any campgrounds for another 50 miles.) We had a nicer dinner, met and drank with a British couple "on holiday", and retired to our rooms for the evening.
... campus built around
a large quad is actually very attractive.
One of Laramie’s other attractions in the Ivinson Mansion,
home of an early banker and businessman and part of the Laramie Plains Museum
that is a fine example of a home of a prominent citizen in the days when the
West was being settled. I went on the very good hour-long house tour and
especially enjoyed the period furnishings and decorations.
To stop in Cheyenne rather than heading directly to Laramie was a bit of a detour at the start of my journey, but I was talking with my friend Justin who lives in Cheyenne before I left and we decided to have breakfast together. That got me up and out very early to meet him, so turned out to be a very good thing. While I was downtown I walked around a little and took some pictures of the State House building (not open at the time) and some of ...