"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday 06/25/11

Started the day from Fort Bridger, WY. We didn't want to cook breakfast this morning, so we decided to stop in Green River and grab a biscuit at McDonalds. Little did we know the whole area was about to shut down for a parade. Barely made it out of town in time, thanks to the help of a nice policeman.
From there it was about 250 miles of practically nothing but sagebrush. Scenery finally changed as we neared Laramie.

I-80 is known as the Lincoln Highway and they had this statue of him and assocated information near Laramie.

 We were just East of Laramie around 2PM and found a really nice NFS campground. Grabbed a site just after it was vacated, and it was a good one. Also the last one available for the day. We had some good luck there.

Spent the rest of the afternon relaxing, and watching dozens of rock climbers try their hand at scaling the large rocks around the campground. It is amazing to watch them crawl and climb up what looks like a solid vertical wall.

The area was supposedly an outlaw hideout in the old days and it would definitely be a good place to hide.
We cooked a little supper of pork chops, pasta, and salad, and then sat around a fire till dark. Had another nice sunset.

Since it is a no frills campground, it will be really dark tonight. Should get some good sleep.


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