Monday, September 28, 2009

Windy Wyoming

We left Kearney this morning just after 7:00 and drove west with the sun at our back for many hours.  We're taking a different route home, following Interstate 80 through southern Wyoming and into Utah. This is the route that the Mormons took en route to Salt Lake. 

Southern Wyoming is more cattle country than sage brush desert.  It's also very windy.  In several places there were big power-generating windmills, and in many spots they've built fences to keep the snow from drifting over the road. 

What else is there in southern Wyoming?  Oil wells and Black Angus cattle.

We crossed the continental divide at Laramie at just over 8,600 feet.  That's probably the highest altitude we'll see on our way home.  These are the rock formations at the top.

We're planning to start early every day on our return trip so as to avoid overheating in the afternoon.  The sunrise across the prairie was beautiful this morning and I expect to see another beauty tomorrow.


  1. Sorry it's taken me so long to return your visit. Lovely work! The header photo is gorgeous, too. Hope you're having a great trip.

  2. hi joanna,
    i love the fence shots - they remind my of the artist christo's work - i was beginning to wonder if the old camper was finally cooperating until i read that the overheating piece is still very much there. nurse her home joanna!!!! safe journey. steven

  3. It's really beautiful there. Lots of wide open spaces to admire!


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