Wyoming is also Beautiful
Trip Start Jun 23, 2010
24Trip End Jul 17, 2010
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Miles Covered: 762
Arrival Time: 3:57 (Mountain time)
Best Thing: Finding a Gas station (at $3.46/gallon) near Salt Lake with only 2 miles left to empty!
Worst Thing: Driving to Bruneau Dunes State Park only to find a big sand dune and two children with no interest in climbing it. 45 minutes added to travel time for nothing.
Unexpected: Abe Lincoln in Wyoming
Today was, I thought, My best drive. The view was so spectacular that I didn't find myself having to adjust myself or try to stay awake.
As we left Cheyenne in the dark, I watched the sun come up as we drove. I was wishing I could take pictures while I was driving, as the view was amazing.
As I was driving, we came upon a large statue of Abe Lincoln which happened to be the highest point in Wyoming. The kids were still sleeping, but I got off the exit to go get a picture. They weren't happy, but hey, "It's Hey Blinkin'!"
The scenery in Wyoming was just awesome. There were mountains that were entirely covered in grass. There was very little development. It was pristine. It was deep green as far as the eye could see. There were GRASS FED cows everywhere! I imagined the Buffalo roaming here and the Indians trying to see them. I don't know how they did, as the cows and horses were like little dots and they didn't have binoculars.
The road was almost empty with cars, which was great to be able to enjoy the view. The speed limit is 75 in Wyoming! Hit lots of construction, but there was little traffic, so it didn't hinder our time.
We drove through Salt Lake to get to Boise. Another amazing view. The mountains reminded me of Sedona, Arizona- red. We hit our first winding roads. Lot's of s-curves. Note to self: GPS doesn't work in the mountains, so get gas before you hit them so you can locate a gas station.
Idaho is beautiful, but also very dissapointing. There were potato fields everywhere. There were also a ton of closed cow farms again. These didn't smell because they were trying to hide them with towers of hay bales. If I still ate that type of beef, I would become a vegetarian. It was a awful sight!
We saw a sign for Snake River Canyon. I think this is where Evil Kinievel did his jump years ago. We got off the exit and of course couldn't find it. Why do they post signs and then leave you hanging when you get off the exit?