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Aug 21, 2017 - Eclipse Day!

August 21, 2017 Eclipse day! It was a very calm event for us. We had our eclipse glasses and the cahris properly placed so we could see it. The event started about 10:24 am but it wasn’t until 11:45 or so that the totality occurred. Susan came out and spent time using a sensor app to record the lowering temperature and lumens as the eclipse proceeded. When totality hit we saw some planets and took some pictures. Got a good, unshielded look at the eclipse. Ironically the horizon on the north and south of us stayed lit (looked like sunset...

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Aug 20, 2017 - One more day

August 20, 2017 The day before the eclipse. Not much happening around our RV, but a lot going on in town. The people were starting to come in and populate the area. Just a lot of relaxing and reading on our part. We did go into town to see what was happening and look at some of the vendors who had popped up, but did little else. I have been enjoying our little fireplace in the RV. It is useful in the morning when I get up earlier than Susan and the RV is cooler. Also got out the Cobb cooker and grilled some steaks for dinner—excellent...

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Aug 19, 2017 - Exploring Glendo

August 19, 2017 Pretty much a lazy day today as we wait for the Eclipse on Monday. We worked around the RV, did some laundry, then went into town for a little while. The only place we hadn’t seen was the Glendo Trading Post, so we went down there to see what they had. Susan found a tye-dyed T-shirt done by the owner’s teenage daughters, and we dound a couple of things for the RV. Back to the RV for reading and relaxing. We cooked up some shrimp we bought in Cheyenne and went to bed. A good day with not a lot of adventure. Fun fact: Our 5th...

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Aug 18, 2017 - Traveling to Glendo

August 18, 2017 This is a travel day when we head up to Glendo, Wyoming where we will view the eclipse. We loaded up on propane, broke down the trailer, hooked up and were saying goodbye to the Garden of the Gods RV Resort before 10 am. We liked the park and its location and will likely come back. Our route took us through Denver, and for much of the trip the traffic wasn’t bad, but the middle of Denver was bumper to bumper, stop and go for about an hour. But we were always moving, so it was tolerable. We stopped for gas north of Denver...

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Aug 16, 2017 - Glendo WY SP

Wed, 16 Aug: Moving into the Path of Totality... Today was a busy, busy day for a couple of retirees. We were up early, mostly thanks to a road crew who saw fit to grind a road surface at 0500! Thanks guys... Well, since we were up we started on the myriad tasks required to get our coach ready for the road. Since we've been "vegging" for a week at the Rapid City Elks Lodge we had a lot to do, so we spent extra time with our checklists to ensure that we didn't miss anything. Sandi rolled Carpe Diem's wheels at 0820 and drove the short...

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2017 Travels

Sep 17, 2016 - Fort Laramie, Register Cliff and Oregon trail ruts

We are at Glendo Lake and the campground is great - gravel and wide and long sites. We toured Fort Laramie. The first Fort Laramie was built in 1834 as a buffalo trading post on the Laramie river. Indian tribes traded buffalo robes for goods in the spring. In 1841 the first westward bound emigrants arrived and as the Oregon trail and California trails were established there was a need to supply and protect these homesteaders. The fort was occupied by the Army in 1849 and became a military post for the next 40 years. It was the first major...

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2016 Eagle trip

Aug 24, 2015 - Almost to Colorado

Today we left Little Big Horn and traveled along I-90 to Buffalo, Wy where we got on I-26 toward Denver. This was new road for us, since when we came west we came into Buffalo from South Dakota. So now we are headed south in I-26. This road runs through Casper, Wy which is big time oil country. It is also the home of Teapot Dome of FDR scandal fame. Also goes past the famous Hole in the Wall hideout. Very dry high plains with cattle and antelope. Unlike the wildlife in British Columbia, the wildlife in Wyoming reads the signs on the road....

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Sep 18, 2012 - Henry's Lake to Colorado

We left Henry's Lake on Thursday morning and drove through Yellowstone Park departing through the East entrance of the park. We had not driven through that part of the park and so it was a new experience for us. The drive was incredible. We drove down the mountains through a valley as we followed the river. We arrived at the Buffalo Bill State Park in the afternoon and set up. The park is beautiful and is comprised of two campgrounds, the one we stayed in was at the upper end of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and the other is about 4 miles...

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Jun 5, 2011 - Glendo State Park

We moved from Cheyenne on the 3rd and are in Glendo, WY. We traveled about 110 miles. All of it was grassland with rolling hills. We washed the 5th wheel before we left. It was filthy after driving in the rain and snow going through Vail. We found out how “big” the thing really is. It sure looks better now. We got to see many antelope along the freeway, but only one newborn. I would have thought we would have seen many more, but maybe it’s too early yet. We had a little excitement along the way. Before we left Cheyenne, one of the little...

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C & C's Adventures

May 30, 2010 - Day 9

I feel like we are on our journey home even though we still have Denver, dinner with Mike and Laura, a night in Santa Fe, NM then home. I don't want to go! I could keep doing this for a few more weeks, maybe even months. Nothing to do but drive to our next stop, hike, walk, spend money (that's a big problem for me) see the countryside, and talk to people. We have met and talked to several individual from all over the world. I was helping some German folks say "laundry detergent" so that they could go buy some, in Sheridan. This morning a...

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2010 Montana

Jul 20, 2009 - July 17-24, 2009 Glendo, WY

Glendo Lakeside RV Park This RV park is right inside the entrance of the Glendo State Park and close to the lake. The owners are wonderful and the park is really nice. The owners were working on upgrades while we were there and constantly working to keep the place neat and clean. The site are good size and all pull through. We looked the campground and would go again except for one thing---the trains. The campground and town in right next to the train tracks which bring trains of coal to the power plant that is about 50 miles away. The...

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May 17, 2009 - Cheyenne FamCamp

Finally, we got out of Denver! I was beginning to think we'd never make it, even after I told Pastor Mark not to preach too long on Sunday morning. He didn't, but his message about loving one another will be one we will need during the trip.....This is the longest time Chuck and I have spent together in our 31 years of marriage. We only drove as far as FE Warren, AFB in Cheyenne for our first night. It is a lovely little campground right on the edge of the Air Force Base. It was a beautiful evening so we ate outside and enjoyed the sunset.

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