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Apr 16, 2019 - Fort Laramie

After a couple of days of rest we got back on the road and headed West. We pulled out of Ogallala around 10:00 and headed down the scenic highway to Fort Laramie. The route takes us thru a lot of small farming towns where in some there are only the grain mill and maybe a café. It also took us by Chimney Rock. Which is a landmark that the pioneers used as a guide after leaving the Platte River on the Oregon and Mormon Trails. We noticed that as Chimney Rock came into view that it had change since the last time we had seen it. It seemed like...

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Apr 6, 2018 - Update on weather and a little sightseeing

Yesterday was very nice so we decided to do some sightseeing and get some chores done. We went into the neighboring town of Guernsey and did some laundry. While at the laundromat we ran into the cashier that checked us out the other day at the Market Place grocery. Also while we were waiting on our clothes to wash a guy and his 15 year old dog came in to do his laundry that lived in town. In talking to him about the weather he made mention that the weather was stranger than Texas weather. He was from Cleburne, Texas and had moved to...

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Apr 3, 2018 - Staying put, waiting on the weather

We got up this morning and found about an inch of snow on things and 19 degrees. The wind hadn't picked up yet but by noon it started to blow pretty hard. Our plans was to move on to Sheridan tomorrow because the wind was suppose to lay and we could get there before the next snow storm was to come this weekend. We checked the weather and it wasn't allowing much of a window in between the periods of snow. The temps were to get into the single digits but before it did there was a chance of rain. We were concerned about freezing rain which...

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Apr 2, 2018 - We beat the wind

With an eye on the weather we decided to move to our next stop today. Today started off in the 20's and ended in the 60's. We didn't get on the road until almost noon because we had to wait for the snow to melt off of our slides. This is a time that we wished we had slide toppers. Then the snow and ice would just roll off the slide as we pull it in. Without the toppers then when the slides are pulled in the snow and ice on top of the slide will come inside and then you have a mess when it melts. We only had a couple of hundred miles to go...

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Nov 12, 2017 - Exploring Fort Laramie, Register Cliff and wagon ruts

Ok Folks, this entry is being made the day after due to no internet in Fort Laramie. The park had wifi but it was very sporatic just like the cellular service. We stayed an extra day at Fort Laramie so we could explore the old Fort Laramie just south of town and also the Oregon Trail wagon ruts and Register Cliffs which is outside of Guernsey, Wyoming. We got up Sunday and it was 20 degrees outside. After breakfast we headed to Fort Laramie. Even though the cold temps are still with us the ground isn't covered with snow. As we were going...

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Nov 11, 2017 - Fort Laramie for 2 days

We made it to Fort Laramie. The landscape has changed to rolling hills and prairie. We did see one small herd of elk and a lot of antelope. The weather has been cold but the roads are all clear and we don't see any snow on the ground. We are going to check out Fort Laramie and also go see the Oregon ruts and Register Cliffs. This entry will be a short one because of the internet. That must be why the pioneers took so long to travel the Oregon Trail. See you again when the internet is stronger. "Catch You Down the Road"

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Oct 2, 2016 - Fort Laramie isn't in Laramie

We left Cheyanne after a quick overnight stay and headed for Laramie because Tamara had noticed a Fort Laramie on the map. Unfortunately, Fort Laramie isn’t located IN Laramie, as one would expect. We worked that out 20km into the trip when we realised we were heading west rather than north. Anyway, adjustments made to the GPS and we found the fort. We then kept choofing along and crossed the border into South Dakota and found our next town of Custer. We decided to stay 2 nights here as there was a bit to see in the area. (next blog entry).

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In the USA 2016

Sep 30, 2016 - Day 2 of our journey back to Texas

Another good day traveling. We got back on the road around 9:30 and left Sheridan. We kinda followed rain clouds all day but had clear roads except for a shower we pasted thru. There is a cold front coming in from the Northwest that will bring rain and we are hoping we can stay in front of it until we get to Ogallala, Nebraska. There we have 2 days reserved and can rest up. Even though we are only moving around 250 miles a day. On the 3rd day of moving we are really tired from being on the road. When we move every day sometimes in the...

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Jul 14, 2016 - Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie, we visited this morning while it was cooler. The fort was a major stop over for the covered wagons on their way to California, Oregon, or Utah. It was also a stop for the Pony Express. Some of the buildings have been destroyed but many others are refurbished and furnished as they were during the hay day of the fort. 10’s of thousands of immigrants came through here each month during the 1850’s. Was able to get my stamps and walk around some and see parts of the fort. Guess I am still not ready for a lot of walking. Think I...

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Jun 14, 2013 - Oregon Trail and Fort Laramie, WY

From about 1840 to 1869, over half a million people emigrated along the Oregon Trail and other trails. The journey was not for the weak or timid; there are over 20,000 graves along the route. Although the Oregon Trail travelers were the largest group to emigrate, the very first group of Americans to move westward was in 1812 when fur traders and explorers created the first trails. The first group with wheeled transportation was in 1827, the first scientist traveled through the area in 1834, and the first missionaries, including a woman,...

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Jun 6, 2013 - fort laramie - oregon trail

while in fort Laramie, stayed chuck wagon, little ma &pa place. They weren't here, went to grand-sons graduation, so just put money in the box!! visited fort Laramie, most pic's are self explanatory. people on Oregon train went thought here, as well as the pony express, for its one yr of use. the trans continual telegraph thru here put end to the pony's. went to look at Oregon trail ruts. can't imagine how many covered wagons had to pass thru here to make ruts this deep (in rock). then off to register cliff, where those who passed thru here...

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Aug 22, 2012 - Riding Through Wyoming

We made two stops on our 300 mile drive from Cheyenne to Custer, SD, following the old stagecoach line that went from Cheyenne to Deadwood. We were on an interstate highway for about 70 miles and then got off onto U.S. highways that were two lane and in very good condition. We made a stop to see the best preserved wheel tracks for the Oregon Trail. It was amazing to see how preserved the ruts were. You can tell by the photographs. We've seen other places where there were tracks but none so well preserved.t What an arduous journey those...

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RV Trip Summer 2012

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