Wow Wyoming is really huge!!!

Trip Start Jun 20, 2010
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Trip End Jul 10, 2010


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Cheyenne KOA

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Well today we left the Jackson Area, sadly.

Our next stop is Cheyenne,WY. It took us about 9 hours and 480 miles to reach it and we are still in the same state!!! We could have driven to upstate Maine or past Washington D.C. by now if we were on the east coast.  The speed limit is 75mph and 65 in construction zones and I still saw someone get pulled over.The days are long here and it is still light at 10:00P.M..Southern Wyoming is very desolate and sparsely populated. The kids held up well despite the long travel day, thankfully. They have become good and patient travelers for the most part.
 
Cara napped in the back. I don't know how because it feels like your teeth can rattle out of your head when you are back there while the RV is in motion.Jenna finished her book for her summer reading assignment.Robbie watched a movie called Wind River. It was about a boy who lived with the Indians in the late 1800's and was a true story about the man who started the ranch where we went to the chuck wagon. His name was Nick Wilson.There have been a few rough spots but all in all pretty tame.

We had a couple of scares with the GWS today. Twice it seemed to down shift when not expected, both times we were traveling down hill and the cruise control was on. It was sort of scary because you are in the middle of nowhere, with no service stations in sight. We decided no more cruise control unless the highways are flat and straight, which should be the next 2 days of our journey.

We saw a lot of deer and big horn sheep today as well trains that went on forever. The longest one being 124 cars long with 3 engines! Not very exciting, I know but there is not much to report when driving long ,barren stretches like today.

The campground is nice and has a heated pool. The kids and Rob hopped in while I prepped dinner( It was blissfully quiet so I didn't mind).Going to end the day with a movie. Back on the road tomorrow.Nebraska here we come.
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Gramgerry & Papa on

Well it certainly looks like you are enjoying the pool, it very,very, hot here. Yesterday some areas of the state reached 100. I think we were close but I'm thinking 95. I got some sleep, Dad is fine. I have to go to work today. Love you, miss you, can't wait to see you! Drive safe.

Jill on

Still beautiful pictures where u are traveling. Love the family shots!!!!!! (: Adriane, u need to be in a few more pic's. (:

ROBERTA on

JUST CATCHING UP ON THE MAIL. WE'VE BEEN AWAY FOR 4 DAYS CAMPING. THE WEATHER HERE IS SOOOOO HOTTTT !!!!!!! THE PICTURES ARE GREAT BUT YOU DO NEED TO BE IN A FEW MORE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE ALL THAT WILD LIFE CLOSE UP BUT ALL THOSE HOURS DRIVING, OMG!! TELL EVERYONE I SAID HI AND BE SAFE AND ENJOY.

Laurie on

Sorry I haen't sent many messages lately...a litttle difficut to send messages with a cast on your hand...another hand injury! top that off with a broken fridge that froze the water filter when we weren't home and flooded the kitchen down into the basement. UGH! So anyway, it has been ridiculously hot here like you mom said...100 today and according to weather channel"feels like 106". Very quiet out, no one around. Lots of activites getting cancelled. Your trip sounds absolutely perfect! keep all your notes...maybe we'll attempt it ! Great pics of everyone, scenic pics are breathtaking. Can't imagine in person how humbling it must be to know this is your country. Drive safe and stay well! Can't wait to see what's next. <3

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