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Jun 10, 2014 - Douglas Delight

We spent the night in Douglas, Wyoming. We were camped in a city maintained campground that was free. We arrived here after sadly leaving Golden behind in the rearview mirrors. It was very quiet here. That was a welcome relief from our Golden camp. The campground is on the banks of the North Platte River. Lots of green grass and shade trees. Price is right! The scenery between here and Denver was somewhat boring after a while. Nothing but rolling green grass-covered hills for as far as you can see. Tomorrow we leave the interstate to travel...

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Aug 7, 2013 - Douglas, WY

We enjoyed driving south through Wyoming. Every place we go is a little different. Wyoming has a lot of open space, and I did not know that we would see some oil wells and coal mines. We passed the world's largest coal mine in Thunder Basin, WY, and a few oil fields. There were not many towns along our route today, but each one had some heavy oil field equipment. Douglas is a railroad town and an oil industry town. Coal is shipped via railroad and we saw many long trains along our route loaded with coal. The oil must go via a pipeline...

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The Great Escape

Jun 28, 2013 - Escapees RV Rally

After three summers of working in the yard, fixing up the house and all the other stuff, we have decided enough is enough. We saw and email advertising the Escapees RV Club Rally in Gillette, Wyo and thought why not, we can visit Siusan's' family at the same time, so off we go. We left Los Alamos a week ago today, and took our time, staying 2 days at Lathrop State Park, one day at Lake Pueblo State Park and 4 days at Cherry Creek State Park. Colorado has a wonderful state park system and we will make sure we use it in the future. We...

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North to Montana

Jun 24, 2013 - Cheyenne to Douglas, WY

When we woke this morning the wind was blowing hard. The forecast for tomorrow is even more wind. So do we go or do we stay? Let's see – we are going North northwest – wind is coming from Southeast. Let's try it and see. It was really blowing on I-80 as we headed west. I thought this is going to be another day like shen we stopped at Sky City. But as soon as we headed North on I-25 the wind just pushed us. We had no rock and roll unless the road turned too far west. Then when we were about ½ of the way – the wind stopped. So again we made...

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Summer 2013 Travels

Aug 12, 2012 - 100th Wyoming State Fair, Douglas

Sunday, we packed up a picnic lunch and went to Douglas to visit the fair. First we had to find water. From the time we went to the Rockies to this day we were running out of water. We were not bathing and bought two gallons of water for drinking. It was rough. We were able to fill up with propane and diesel but water was no where to be found. Paul talked to his roommates and was able to get us some water out of their spigot. We went from the 8th to 12th on one tank of water. We don't want to do that again. After which, we climbed into...

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Jul 13, 2012 - Douglas, WY

Drove about 170 miles today to Douglas, WY. It was hot, well over 90, mostly uphill and the RV had overheating problems. We are back on the I-25 and will go to Cheyenne, WY tomorrow. Not going to unhook today so we can get an early start tomorrow. Have the AC on and are going to stay inside all day.

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May 4, 2012 - Douglas, WY

It is a relaxing day in Douglas. Douglas is the home of the Jackalope. It is one of the top one-hundred small towns in America. I do not know who voted but Douglas gets my vote. We hunt again for the World’s Largest Jackalope. It is not here! Into the Chamber of Commerce Building I go. The jackalope is being “spruced up” for the summer. The woman working here does not want me to go away unhappy. She insists that we have a “photo op” outside. We tour the trains at here. It only takes a few minutes. A couple of blocks away we find the “old”...

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May 3, 2012 - To Douglas, WY

We stumble our way across the country. All works out well! I know I have a full day planned. We enter Wyoming on Route 26. This is Old Yellowstone Road. We find Fort Laramie National Historic Site. I get my stamps. From the pictures I have seen, I expect this to be a quick Photo Op of a fort. It is not. There is a lot to see here. We walk the grounds. I know we do not have to make Casper today so we take our time and enjoy what we are seeing. It is a good stop! In Guernsey, we find the Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site. I do not want to...

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Aug 22, 2010 - Lunch in Douglas, WY 2:30 PM MST

Prior to getting to Douglas, WY we passed a big power plant. My guess is that this power plant sends power back to Casper and Cheyenne, as well as all the towns in between! We took a 45 minute lunch break around Douglas, Wyoming. It is 97 degrees out and very dry. We’ve noticed that Wyoming seems to have very windy breezes in the beginning of the day which later on calm down and the air is still.

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Aug 17, 2010 - National Grasslands

Or another name for coal mining and oil wells... We spent the day driving a little over 100 miles through the National Grasslands over dusty gravel roads. We met maybe three vehicles the entire day. Just as we entered the area we came across these trains full of coal. A gentleman from Great Britain was spending the day taking pictures of them - not sure why. He said there were 15 coal mines in the area. We saw several - guess they are leased - in the Grasslands along with numerous oil wells and followed or crossed several pipelines. Saw...

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Jul 23, 2010 - Tetons and drive to Douglas

Nice day today and beautiful weather. We got out a little bit later around 8:30 but our timing was good. We took the Moose-Wilson road again and this time we saw a Mama moose and her calf. From there we took the east road to Moran Junction. We stopped at the creek along the way which was a mile off the main road taking a dirt road. It was a nice trail where we saw ducks swimming. I was hoping to see a beaver or eagle but no luck. We did see a herd of elk at one of our other pullouts. We ate lunch at the beautiful Jackson Lodge. It was...

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Yellowstone 2010

Sep 5, 2009 - Douglas WY

Today I drove 537 miles, Great Falls, MT to Douglas, WY, according to Chloe’s great memory, 8 hours and 45 minutes driving time. Antelope, white tail deer, mule deer, hawks, ducks, geese, Whooping cranes, and prairie dogs were everywhere. Antelope were in the field next to the campground. Highlight of the day was the lady at the campground, referring to me as a ‘young man’. I stopped at The Battle of the Little Big Horn National Monument, a place that I had always wanted to visit. The country side was very dry and brown. The place was...

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