White Out driving conditions in Casper

Trip Start Feb 16, 2012
Trip End Feb 29, 2012

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

After a long day of cattled driving through Montana and 'Roaming in Wyoming', the weather turned really bad this evening.  The only thing worse than driving in unknown territory, middle of nowhere in a snow storm, is if you have all those conditions plus a dog with diarrhea - poor thing, that will teach him from getting into the cat's food and that bag of cookies while we went for lunch!  Besides that though, there was so much blowing snow we were in white out conditions and had to go really really slow. In the dark with the snaking white snow, can't help but think of Casper the ghost!!! 

We had wanted to at least reach Cheyenne tonight but had to stop because the roads were so slippery and difficult. Still though, we ran another 700+ kms today, not bad but we're still far off from Mardi Gras!!  We went past funny named places like RoundUp and Crazy Woman Creek. We also saw some beautiful scenery; more golden hills and blue mountains like around Great Falls Montana but now we've added a sparkling snow dusting, big green pine trees, and oddly formed rocks jutting out for sandy hillsides, sometimes the sand is red. Very dramatic colouring.  Saw some antelope and great big birds of prey with wingspans that looked as wide as our windshield.  Sometimes they were picking the guts out of a cascases on the side of the road - very wild west...

So far it's been a really good trip. The further we go, somehow the luggage seems to be compressing and we can actually see out the rearview miror at this point!! Good thing we have our winter boots in the back, looks like with all this snow we may need them tomorrow!!
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