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Apr 9, 2013 - A Day in Evanston, WY
I spent most of today kicking myself for not taking the southern route to Iowa. I wanted to take 80 as it's been 40 years since I'd taken this route, and I wanted to explore Cheyenne a bit. I hope it'll work out so I can. I drove through town today, got Hunter a booster step and also took him to the Vet. He's peeing and peeing and peeing. The vet was great and Sharon...he's a grad from Washington State Vet School! (My friend Sharon's son has just recently been accepted to Washington State Vet School...he's graduating from Cal Poly in June...Jump to full entry
Apr 8, 2013 - I'm alive and...well, I'm alive!
And you can't say that about Ebert, Thatcher and Annette. And I"m thankful. Yes, thankful that I'm alive. This morning was one of those mornings where I thought, gee, a husband would sure be a treasure. I woke up, in the RV park that was charging me too much because I had a "premium" spot (the others were taken), and it was SNOWING outside! I don't like snow. Well, I love to look at it but not to drive in it. I checked the internet and there were no restrictions on 80 all the way to Evanston, Wy. Big winds and snow due late evening but...Jump to full entry
Oct 11, 2011 - Stalled!
Saturday October 8 We woke up in the Flying J parking lot to 1” of snow on the truck and more coming down. The Internet said that parts of WY on I-80 were to get 6”. The snow stopped shortly thereafter and it started to rain lightly. We drove down the road to a campground to spend the day. After getting settled in at the Phillips RV Park we went out and got a propane tank filled, picked up a few groceries and returned to the Park. Ginger did laundry, I worked on the journal and took care of some things around “the house”. The sun came out...Jump to full entry
Oct 8, 2011 - More 1000 Springs and Utah
Fri Oct 7 Hagerman RV Village was a nice place to stop and we recommend it. Still raining and still VERY windy! We continued down Route 30 and very much enjoyed the scenery. We were now in part of the Snake River Valley. We soon came to the Thousand Springs area. A very unique and interesting area where volcanic flows had been deposited in depressions caused by erosion and the changing course of the River. It created an underground aquifer. There is so much water that it sprays out from the canyon wall into the Snake River. This is very...Jump to full entry
Aug 30, 2011 - Headed home...
August 30, 2011: We left Yellowstone and traveled over the Continental Divide twice on our way to the Grand Tetons. We had a grand time at the Grand Tetons. There are photos here but a photograph cannot do justice to these majestic peaks—you have to see them to experience the awesomeness. Unlike the western Sierras, the Grand Tetons rise very sharply from the plains—no foothills—and are forested only about half the way up—the rest is bare rock and glaciers. Great for mountaineers and also makes for terrific scenery! We kayaked and...Jump to full entry
Jun 16, 2011 - Evanston, Wyoming
Another great western town. Here's a bit of Evanston history. In November 1868, as the grading crews for the Union Pacific Railroad approached the present site of Evanston, Harvey Booth pitched a tent near what is now Front Street and opened a saloon and restaurant. His wooden-floored and canvas-sided structure is accepted as Evanston's first building. Within a few weeks of Booth's arrival, the new frontier railroad camp had 650 residents. On December 1, 1868, the Union Pacific's rails had reached Evanston where a depot was located in...Jump to full entry
Aug 20, 2010 - Summer 2010/Home from Alaska - Travel (Evanston, WY)
Today we continued east on I82 through Oregon, through Idaho and into Utah. Just north of Salt Lake City, we picked up I80 and drove into Wyoming. Now we are into our routine – breakfast at McDonalds, lunch at a rest area, and dinner either at the motor home or in a restaurant. Tonight, Marty cooked again at home – hamburger steaks with gravy. Like yesterday, the Phillips RV Park was so un-noteworthy that we forgot to photograph our site. Distance Traveled: 512 MilesJump to full entry
Jul 13, 2010 - Evanston, WY
*July 13-Tuesday* We have spent four days in Evanston, WY just to “wait out” the heat wave going through the western states. We used this time to get the Girls groomed and catch up on laundry and shopping (we finally have a Wal-Mart after over a week without one)We are leaving Saturday, July 17 travelling to Vernal, Utah for a night or two—this will be one of two stops we’ll make on our way to Gunnison, CO. No photos from Evanston, WY.Jump to full entry
Sep 1, 2009 - Traveling thro Nevada and Utah
We spent last night in Evanston WY, just barely over the border, and woke this morning to cool temperatures for the first time in a long time. We loved it!! Yesterday morning we visited with our neighbor in the Elko park. Turns out, he is a retired dentist from Cottonwood, CA!! He lives on Gaspoint, runs cows, and knew several peoople we know!! How small is this world, huh? We travelled I-80 across the last 100 miles of Nevada and the entire 200 miles of Utah. We had lunch in Wendover at the Utah border and did a little work while having...Jump to full entry
Jun 2, 2009 - Wyoming, Ahoy!!!
We started out from the Draper area early, only to be stalled for quite some time due to some RV malfunctions. Earlier in my mothers travels, she had grounded out somewhere and done some damage to her tow bar. In going to leave today we realized that the lights weren't working on the car that is being towed. We took all the wires apart and tried to rig them up ourselves, only to no avail. Eventually my mother had to go and journey and see if anyone could fix it or build a new one. Later in the afternoon she returned, with a newly built...Jump to full entry
Oct 23, 2008 - Back to Casper
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008 to Thursday, Oct 23, 2008 Wednesday we got up early and drove all day, putting on 416 miles before getting to Evanston, WY. We pulled into the WMSCat 4:45 and spent the next hour getting the oil changed and doing a little shopping. Someone recommended a nearby restaurant for dinner, and we were in bed by 8:45 PM. I guess all that driving made us tired. The waitress at the restaurant told us it had gotten down to 13 degrees last night. We’re sure hoping the weather man’s prediction of the much warmer mid-20s for tonight...Jump to full entry
Sep 23, 2008 - Moab UT to Evanston, WY
Start odometer: 45909 End odometer: 46212 We drove 203 miles today. Left Moab, UT at 9:08 am our target is Heber City, UT or points east. We actually made it to Evanston, WY. We passed what folks in southern UT call Pygmy Forests - groupings of juniper and pinon pine whose growth is restrained to around 12 feet in height due to scarcity of water. We crossed lots of mountains: Soldier’s Summit at 7,477 feet in elevation; Mount Timpanagos, at 12,000 feet. We passed Bridal Veil Falls. There was lots of road construction. A hit a cone and we...Jump to full entry