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... the side so my car could be searched. Zoinks!
Shaking, I pull over, put my keys and phone in the dashboard as instructed, and went inside to await my trial. Where I ended up waiting was eerily similar to a DMV waiting room. However, once I got in I realized that everyone there fell into one of few categories. Everybody waiting in the room was either non-white and/or young (my age), heavily pierced or tattooed or looked like they may have been up to no good. I ...
... to be turned on.
So here I sit in Wheatland eating a few tacos at Taco John's. I really needed to take a wind break and put on a sweatshirt. This place is rocking with locals. The high school kids serving me all seem to have that "I can't wait to leave here" attitude. But who didn't at that age?
I will gas up again as services are 80+ miles apart. My next stop will likely be Newcastle but only for a minute or two.
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 ...
... t touch exhibits. They do have a totally hands on kids area where the grandson dressed up first as a railroad conductor then a cowboy.
Next we found our way to the Cheyenne Depot area. This had several boots. A major confluence of several tracks, this was a huge roundhouse back in the days. The museum is all about trains in this area, and was somewhat interesting, but the grandson wasn't so easily entertained. It was all hands off and a lot of reading. He did ...
... browsed the gift shop for a little bit - oh, sweet air-conditioning - before heading back out into the grounds. We checked out a few of the closer buildings and goofed around with a tent. Honestly we would have explored more of the southern half of the fort, but the sun was just beating down. We wimped out from the heat and were content to survey the southern end of the fort from ...