Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thursday, September 17th and Friday the 18th - SLC to Laramie, WY.

DAY 3 - September 17th - on the road to Ma. I stayed over in SLC. Slept just about the entire day. Felt good!

Delicious (?) chicken offerings in a
vending machine at the Airport
Quality Inn in SLC.

Day 4 - September 18th- Up and out early! Only took me 10-15 minutes to get thru SLC. No construction to speak of between SLC and Laramie. I had planned to get to Cheyenne. But was hard-pressed to figure out what the upside would be to riding through Cheyenne on a Friday afternoon. Beautiful day! Big winds! I'm estimating well over 30 knots. The high plains in the early morning and later afternoon are serene. Saw a number of antelope grazing. Crossed the Continental Divide 3 time. The 3rd time at 7,000 feet. FYI : a great stop is I 80 east exit 5, Evanston, Wy.: Chevron, Maverick, McDonalds, Arby's and Starbucks.
A few pics from today's travels:

Marker at rest area 50 miles west of Laramie. I'm
almost positive this is the same rest area Manjo and
I stopped here several years ago on our way back
east. We saw a caravan that included a stage coach
and covered wagons. Everybody was in period dress.

Manjo dug up this picture of the travelers (taken 2
summers ago).

Wy. high plaines late afternoon.

Shooting for the Iowa-Nebraska border tomorrow.

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