The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
Travel Blogs from Saratoga
... Pacific's Golden Spike Tower at their Bailey Yard. It's a pretty impressive facility, both the yard and the observation tower. The yard is the largest in the world (at least for now), and contains 315 miles of track, two hump yards, and processes 10,000 cars a day. Average hold time on rail cars is around 11 hours. 150 trains a day move in, out and through this yard. ...
... We turned back west on I-80 into Wyoming. We had a great late lunch at Outback and made it back to the truck before the pounding rain started! I have not seen rain drops that big for a long time! And as we climbed up the mountain, the temperature went down, and farther down. The wind was blowing, and it was miserable driving. But as ...
... drive across the state from barren desert to lush green pastures with evergreen trees on the open range. Our elevation rose to 8649' just west of Cheyenne and we saw a Lincoln monument. The hills were beautiful with creative rock formations. Signs warned us of strong wind gusts 35 mph plus. This state is very windy. One sign that disturbed me said, "We buy antlers". We also passed a enormous Walmart distribution center. We arrived at the ...
... 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.
... Bill and Calamity Jane.
Then like the majority of gold rush prospectors we found our hopes dashed upon discovering that the Broken Boot Goldmine was closed for the season and we couldn't take the tour or go panning. With heavy hearts we left the black hills and headed west into Wyoming.
Next stop was Devils Tower Wyoming, Americas 1st national monument and favorite UFO landing spot. We took some pictures but missed out on any close ...
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