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The countryside in eastern Wyoming is very dry! Not much green along the roadsides. We paralleled train tracks for about 30 miles that were 4 and sometimes 5 tracks wide. The main activity on the tracks were car loads of coal being moved north. We found a historic wooden water tower along the track...used in days past ...
... along for the past two weeks are spring feed, and fast flowing!. The North and Middle Loup, the Dismal Rivers in the central Sandhills and the Niobrara Scenic River along the Ne./SD border drain a vast area of the plains. They provide the water needed to feed us and the world. The wildlife found here in abundance is also a big draw!
Saturday as we toured the parks near Valentine we saw elk,buffalo, prairie dogs and 34 different species ...
... Susan is moving to the upper bunk tonight. A good video for America's funniest home video would have been Ed up there trying to wrestle on the sheets. I laughed, he did not.
We finally have cable TV, BUT the only live shows are the weather channel and Fox News [on a Saturday night]. Not what we were hoping for. The poor signal may or may not let me send tonight. If not we will spend more time at McDonald's tomorrow.
The intention was to visit Crazy Horse Monument, a large carving being made on the side of a mountain, but as can be seen by the attached photo it was totally covered by cloud and impossible to view. Perhaps it will be visible some future visit when even more has been completed.
The trip heading South and East began, and then the rain started with a ...
Traveled from Yankton on US 59 South to pick up US 20 going west to Valentine NE for an overnite stay. Literally was leaning to the right as we traveled south fighting a west wind coming out of the East. As we made the turn on 20 the wind became a "tail-wind" and gave us some relief.
If you want to experience some bone jarring roads, try driving on US ...
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