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Day 41 – Rejunivation

Yesterday we had another long driving day across the state of Wyoming. The views started changing as we began seeing more interesting rock formations instead of corn fields.

We steadily climbed in elevation and reached the highest point on Interstate 80.

We also managed to cross the Continental Divide “twice” on the same road so guess we’ll have to go back and study the maps to see how that’s possible. After that we got really excited to see snow covered mountains off in the distance.

Having seen nothing but flat land, corn fields, soy fields and little else for day after day after day it was rejuvenating and like a breath of fresh air to see such a wonderful sight. The air had a freshness to it that we’d forgotten over the past few weeks. The temperature was lower as was the humidity. We vowed that we’d never again pull our trailer across the “flat-land” states. Part of this vacation was for discovery and we discovered that we’re made for the mountains and the sea side. Nothing against that part of the country it’s just not for us.

Along the way we noticed that Wyoming is doing their part toward making the planet greener. There were a large number of windmill farms we saw along the way.

Look closely at the horizon and you’ll see a huge row of them.

While most of the scenery was beautiful we drove past a large ugly pit that we believe  is a trona mine, not so pretty.

After a long day of driving we arrived at the Rock Springs KOA in Rock Springs, WY.

It’s basically a gravel parking lot with a nice background view. We set up camp and then went grocery shopping.

We were going to spend a couple of nights here but with no trees and not a whole lot to see without driving a long ways we’ll press on today. The plan is to have another long day of driving to Declo, Idaho and then spend two or maybe three nights just kicking back.

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One Response

  1. Hi guys,
    Sounds like youns are getting restless to be home. Your trip has been a long one… More than I could take.
    I did have a question.. what is a … trona mine….?
    I still have enjoyed your posts daily.. but have noticed that seems you are pressing harder to get home, the closer you get to it… I totally understand that… Take care and safe travels.. The ball of string can wait for the next trip… :o)
    Betty Hopkins in Va.

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