Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

The Castle Rock Tunnels, dead ahead...

Inside the tunnel...

This is castle rock...

Looks like a storm is moving in, love the train in this...

A closer look for you...

Moving on down I-80, as you can see there are plenty of...

It's a bit gray & dreary but still pretty along our way...

A quick shot of Alcova Lake as we press on...

25 miles to go, we're ready to be there!

I love all the red dirt in this area...

Larry coming out the door of the restaurant, thought I got a...

Aunt De & Uncle Ed, we had a nice visit, see you...


I'm still behind in posting but will catch up a bit today. After our tour of the Flaming Gorge we headed back home for a bite to eat, hooked up the 5'er and continued on down the road, destination Casper, Wyoming. Dead ahead were the Castle Rock Tunnels. Opened in October 1969, the Castle Rock Tunnels are one of two sets of tunnels on Interstate 80 west of the Mississippi River (excluding the tunnel that carries Interstate 80 through Yerba Buena Island on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge). There is one two-lane tube for each direction of traffic. Through the construction of these tunnels, Interstate 80 bypasses the city of Green River in such a way that might not have been possible without destroying the landmark Castle Rock in the process. Glad they were able to do it this way!

It was sprinkling off & on as we made our way east on I-80 to the junction of Wyo 287. The skies remained dark most of the way & we didn't hit any 'real' rain until we reached the outskirts of Casper. Of course! We were meeting my Aunt De & Uncle Ed for dinner at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. Larry is not supposed to get his cast wet at all so when we arrived at the restaurant I got a large kitchen Hefty Flex bag to slip his leg into & we tied it on above his knee. Presto, instant leg umbrella, lol!

We had a very enjoyable meal & a nice visit with my Aunt & Uncle and all too soon it was time for hugs & kisses goodbye. We made our way to the other side of the city to the Sam's Club where we dry camped for the rest of the evening. After a bit of TV we both hit the sack, early for me, but we had actually driven about 9 hours total for the day & were both pretty tired. The following morning I picked up a few groceries before moving out.

The drive to Custer was uneventful & we arrived about 5pm last Tuesday. But more on that later. Thanks for stopping by....



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