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Sep 17, 2019 - Cheyenne Wyoming

We specifically targeted Cheyenne because we wanted to see the Union Pacific "Big Boy" steam locomotive that will be leaving at the end of September to do a multi=state loop tour under its own power. Our need to do a stopover in Albuquerque for medical checkups prevented us from seeing the engine at its various stops during the tour. When we arrived in Cheyenne, we were told that the engine is in the service bay getting ready for the tour and that area is not open to the public. Bummer - we had to settle to seeing another "Big Boy" engine...

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Sep 1, 2019 - Rock Springs, Wyoming

We left North Platte, Nebraska early Wednesday the 28th and headed for Cheyenne, Wyoming where we were to stay for two days. We left early primarily because we heard on the new broadcast that a caravan of 50 military vehicles would be passing through North Platte sometime that day. It is a caravan of various military vehicles that were used in wars from WW1 to today. The broadcast as well as highway electric signs tell motorists that the caravan would be slow moving and drivers need to be aware and patient because the caravan was moving at...

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Jun 1, 2019 - Cheyenne, WY May 25-28, 2019

This feels like we are finally on the ROAD. We are staying at the RV Park at F E Warren Air Force Base -just three miles west of Cheyenne. It is one of 3 missile alert units in the entire Air Force. It has no runway, so Tom and I are missing one of our favorite “hobbies” – watching jets and every other flying vehicle in the sky. The base started out as a very large cavalry post in the 1860’s. It has beautiful brick buildings that are still being used for residences and offices. There are no glass and metal buildings – very unusual. The...

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Apr 16, 2019 - 5 states - Amarillo to Cheyenne - no wind

Date: April 16, 2019 Location: Cheyenne, WY Campground: AB Camping Mileage: End - 55690 Start - 55137 Total Miles for the day: 553 Weather: mostly sunny Temperature: start 53º High 62º Wildlife count: Pronghorn, Prairie Dogs Year List: 259 Birds: Northern Flicker, American Robin After the intense winds of yesterday, we were on the road this morning by 7. But we had a very pleasant surprise!!! There was no wind! We made really good time, and arrived at Limon by 12:30, where we had planned to spend the night. Since the weather was so good,...

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Summer 2019

Apr 15, 2019 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

The trip from Topeka to Lincoln, Nebraska, was an easy day’s drive, so we settled into Pine Grove RV Park in the nearby town of Greenwood, NE, early in the afternoon. With a population of 284,736, Lincoln is the second largest city in Nebraska. It was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster. In 1867, it became Nebraska’s state capitol and was renamed Lincoln. We found no description of a capitol building prior to 1919 when a search for an architect to design a new capitol building to replace the crumbling building then in use was begun....

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Oct 25, 2018 - Presidential libraries

Caution: political editorial concludes this entry. New to me this trip are Presidential libraries. The Clinton library was recommended by my friend Judy. She was right: it is well worth the time to check out the architecture as well as the exhibits. Though nearly bombastic after a while, the displays left me with a better understanding of President Clinton and his very real accomplishments. The most touching part, though, had nothing to do with the Clintons. It was a sapling planted out front that had been taken from the Anne Frank tree...

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Stateside Road Trip

Oct 24, 2018 - Continental Divide x 2

Wednesday, October 24: Jerome/Twin Falls Idaho → Cheyenne, Wyoming Weather: low 40sF and partly cloudy, high 50s and sunny by afternoon Route: Jerome/Twin Falls KOA → I-84E → I-80E → Cheyenne KOA Highlights: - Not being a morning person I don’t often have the joy of seeing sunrises. On the western edge of the Mountain Time Zone it was still dark and crisp at 6:30 when I hurried from Kabin 1 to the bathroom. By 7:00 we were heading 11 miles east towards the Garden of Eden Traveller’s Oasis – the breakfast place Hubby found yesterday....

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Sep 29, 2018 - Across Wyoming

I drove over 400 miles today across Wyoming and found it boring for the most part. There were sections of badlands but it was mostly brown hills with very few towns. I did see some pronghorn antelope and many cows. When I stopped for gas at a Flying J, I saw a strange big cloud to the south and wondered. Soon, I realized it was smoke from a forest fire with a huge smoke cloud going east. Soon enough I-80 veered south and I ended up in that smoke in Laramie. I had wanted to stop there for the night but I smelled the smoke and knew it would...

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Sep 26, 2018 - On the road again!

Date: September 26, 2018 Tonight’s Location: Cheyenne, WY Campground: A B Campground – we’ve stayed here before – very good $45 Mileage: End - 44963 Start - 44498 Total Miles for the day: 465 Weather: sunny, a little tailwind Temperature: start 19º !!!!!!!!!!! High 71º Wildlife count: Lots of Pronghorn in migration Year List: 354 Birds: Blue Jay! We were up before the sun and had the RV packed before we left for work at 6:45am. We DID NOT bring in slides, as everything was still dark AND the temperature was 19°! The remit and John's...

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Wyoming 2018

May 25, 2018 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

25-May-18 Cheyenne, WY After a long chat with our neighbor , we left the Red Desert Rose Campgrounds at 10:40 am for a 159 mile drive to Terry Bison Ranch Rv park in Cheyenne. The skies were clear and no wind. Temperature was 76. More rolling hills, lots of trucks and road work. There is a long grade outside Laramie with a summit of 8640 feet at mile marker 323. Turning south on I-25 a few miles west of Cheyenne, we stopped at a Flying-J for fuel. $3.349 with the discount. A few miles further south, we arrived at Terry Bison Ranch RV Park...

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May 19, 2018 - Wyoming at Last

Have I already told the story of our low tire? Before leaving Pueblo, CO. we had a low tire on the truck. Bob, being the Eagle Scout that he was/is, brought an extra air tank for emergencies. But guess what? All the air leaked out of the extra tank!! We added air to the tire at the nearest gas station. After a night in Colorado, the tire lost air again. Off to Discount Tire we go!! Found the culprit, a screw in the tire. While at Discount Tire, as we were trying to find the best place to pull in, I had gotten out to direct. Trying to be...

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Jul 30, 2017 - Cheyenne WY

Saturday morning we were up early again, this time to go back downtown to watch the last parade of the week because Jason and Jessica’s daughter Adelynn was riding on the Wyoming State Forestry Division fire truck with Smokey the Bear. We got to wave at her as she went by, then we walked back to the jeepster and after a quick gas stop, we headed west on I-80 to Laramie, then southwestish on Hwy 130, through Centennial and up to Lake Marie to get a little dose of Rocky Mountains. We took some pictures and did some hiking but not as much as...

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