Almost across the Border...

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
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Trip End Jun 01, 2011


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Flag of United States  , Wyoming
Monday, May 30, 2011

We woke up this morning to mostly-cloudy skies and did see a glimpse of the sun.  We got a reasonably early start and headed to Sheridan. The sun shone just enough to remind us that it's still there and waiting to show and warm the drenched earth.

The green rollings of this state are beautiful.  In my imagination, I can envision the early inhabitants of this land moving across it in search of the buffalo.  Those were relatively peaceful days until the Euros showed up.  Coming from Canada, ancestorially, to coin a word, I can easily say that there never was an Indian Fighter among us.  Lots of automobile painters and such, however.

The rain has shown it's face off and on today.  We've been unable to see but a glimpse of the Big Horn Mountains due to the heavy cloudiness, reaching all the way to the earth in some places.  But, the mountains did give us a welcome reminder that were nearly home.  We'll cross into Montana tomorrow morning as we head toward Billings, going through the Northern Cheyenne reservation and also that of the Crow tribe.  Our goal tomorrow is Columbus.  We stop for our last campground experience there before crossing the mountains toward Helena.  

The weather, as I see it on the Mac, is going to improve slowly and by Wednesday we should see the ol' Sol.  We're looking forward to it. Time to don the short sleeves and re-install the Birkenstocks.

It's raining here as I write this.  Lynnie is busy baking peanut butter cookies to help pass the time.  We'll hang out until after dinner, when she again will whip my "assets" playing Phase 10.  My winning streak has diminished as we've gained altitude and continued on west.

I got only two pictures today.  One more of the Bear Lodge and surprisingly, one of two wild turkeys, just after they had successfully crossed the highway directly in front of us.  It was a bit tricky pulling Shorty off on the shoulder of the two-lane highway, but well worth it for Lynnie.  She's been calling turkeys ever since we left Javelina country.  I feel badly that we never did see any Javelinas in the wild.  All of Lynnie's calling was for naught.  Perhaps next year... ya jus' nevah know.
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