Motel 6 Wheatland
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... as I zoomed through. Crossing the bridge charged me the remainder of the cash I was carrying (unexpectedly, I might add) so I was in a grumpy mood. This led to me speeding like a demon across the U.P., which resulted in being pulled over and given a ticket. Again, rightly so, and the officer who ticketed me was incredibly patient and kind, even changing my speed in his report to keep me from going to court. He must have been Canadian.
I spent the night at ...
... later, was at Register Cliffs that were only 1.8 miles from our campsite. Register Cliffs is a unique place, designated a state historical site where travelers on the Oregon Trail wagon trains in the early 1850's would etch their names and dates, sometimes with where they were from. You couldn't help but try to visualize the thousands of people who had passed by this location on their way to Oregon and a better life, or to the California Gold Fields or ...
... song by the Dead of the same name.
The road to Cheyenne and beyond takes me to Newcastle, then home to Custer. Today' s drive is uneventful for sights. I have been fighting 35 mph winds, but Bertha can handle those.
Along the way I saw an interesting billboard ... come to Chugwater and try Chugwater Chili! How could I pass this up? I exited at the Chugwater exit (only one) drove to main street and took a left. Chugwater has ...
Fort Laramie was established as a U.S. Army frontier outpost
in the era when the West was being explored and a major military outpost in the
region during the 1850s to the 1870s, essentially from just before the Civil
War until about the time of Custer’s defeat at Little Bighorn. The Fort is
located in eastern Wyoming along the North Platte River and was also a stopping
point along the overland trails heading west is the mid-1800s. It ...
... Awesome!!! They have an actual mammoth skeleton, a jail you can get in and escape from, replica country store, mining displays, and so much more. Tons of free pamphlets covering all parts of Wyoming. And free coffee. The docent was quite knowledgeable. Probably the most impressive welcome center I have seen.
Cheyenne was our next stop. This is truly a western town. The people were super friendly, you can park easily and freely, and they have boots. I ...