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... trucks are out in hugh numbers today. And the snow fences only tell me that this area gets more than there share of snow. When you see signs that tell you to "Exit I-80 when flashing", that's not good. We again cross the Continental Divide at 7,000 ft.
Just beyond Laramie, we start heading up to the highest point on I-80. Now Al will not believe this but we did pass a truck with its flashes ...
... This year I bought a couple AR magazines from MagPul and Grace bought a new cowboy hat. It was blazing hot on the asphalt of the fair grounds. Occasionally a passing cloud would give us a couple minutes of relief from the sun. We ate dinner at the fair with everyone sampling their own selection of fair food. Buffalo burgers, grilled chicken and veggie wraps, grilled turkey legs, roasted ears of corn, ice cream, kettle corn - all of it way overpriced. We had tickets to the ...
We spent 4 hours on the road driving to Cheyenne, Wyoming to visit with Jenee's family. Ruth & Jim her Aunt and Uncle and we are staying at her cousins' LeAnn and Kendall's house.
It is enjoyable to see the continued change in the countryside of rolling hills, long trains, seeing a couple thousand cows in a feed lot and farmers starting to get into their fields for the spring.
Fun Fact - Do you know the elevation of Cheyenne? Is it higher ...
... show, I and the other winners went to the Macdonald Bookstore to fetch our prizes, but the young people in the shop did not know what we were talking about and the owner could not be reached on the phone. So, just for the fun of it, I returned the next day to buy some maps and also to inquire about the prize, which turned out to be a car sticker with the text: 'CowboyBrad.com'! Go check out Brad for yourselves! ...
... Coal underlies 54% of the state, covering 53,000 square miles. There are 10 coal fields; 4 are producing now with 22 mines. That’s a mind-boggling array of numbers; let’s reduce it to a simple fact:
Wyoming is the #1 coal-producing state. You need a lot of trains for that.
The typical coal train, called a Unit Train, is 100 to 120 cars long – that’s about a mile of coal. Each hopper car holds 100 to ...