Saturday, April 28, 2007
Made it to Wyoming!
It was the perfect travel day, so we made great time. While Jack filled the car, Joann befriended a Wyoming cowboy in Lusk, WY. He looks a little like The Duke, don't you think. The most amazing part of the scenery were the herds of crimson antelope grazing along the road with the cattle. We tried to take a photo of them, however, when they heard the car stopping they took off running. Fast little devils. Then we stopped at the Oregon Trail Ruts state park in Guernsey, WY. It's hard to imagine how many wagon trains would have to traverse this trail to create the ruts as deep as they are in solid stone. The gravel road getting to them was rough enough for us. We then stopped in Cheyenne and saw the downtown area where they have their annual Frontier Days festivals and the State Capitol. It has a gold dome, but not as big as Iowa's gold dome. We ended our day in Rowlins, WY. Even though the temps are in the 70's, we saw lots of snow along I-80. We were able to complete the audio book "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." There could be a sequel, since there are a lot of lose ends.