|Well this is not going to be a very long entry but I just wanted to inform you that we are back in Cheyenne Wyoming. After we left the black hills of South Dakota we traveled to the junction of US 18 and 85 where we found a neat little rest stop. We pulled over and then saw that on the other side of the road there was a large truck pull over so we went there, with the idea that we would spend only one night.
All good and well, until 3am when a large thunderstorm passed over us. It would have been no problem except that neither of us closed the drivers' side window. The storm woke us up and as is habit with me when it rains, I go check everything is closed. Well guess what, it rained in the drivers side and so it was clean and dry everything. Luckily I got up before it got too bad.
The next morning we were both like walking zombies and even sleeping in didn't help much. since we were both awfully grumpy and to top it all off I had a migraine headache. So we decided to stay there since there were also more thunder showers forecast for the afternoon. We hunkered down and made sure everything was closed up and just chilled out for the duration of the storm. We seemed to get only the outer edge of it and we saw storm chasers and what we think was the beginning of a funnel cloud. See the photos.
I went to bed at about 10.30 and at 12pm Gary came to bed. I remember hearing him talking to someone and we think it was either the State police or rangers come to find out if we were OK. Good thing that someone knew where we were since it was awfully desolate and not much traffic either.
Our tentative plans are to go back to Boid Lake State Park in Colorado, chasing after cooler weather. I also really need to catch up on housework and especially laundry, I'm running out of clothes.
On our journey today it was hotter than hell and the countryside is very desolate and brown. Geez, you see a farm turnoff with a sign telling you that the farmhouse is 5 miles down the dirt road. As I told you before there are just no trees or standing water anywhere. It is definitely a harsh environment and you have to admire the farmers out there.
It is no wonder it is called the wild wild west. I do not recommend visiting unless you want boil in your own sweat.