Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Chilly and Rainy

When we drove by a sign on Wyoming's I-80 stating "Continental Divide: 7,000 feet," Jim said "No wonder it's so freaking cold."  Why it's so cold everywhere else in Wyoming and Nebraska, I guess it's just a cool spring. In fact, on the TV news in Lincoln, Nebraska last night, the weatherman said it has not been this cold in parts of Nebraska for 100 years.

As for our journey: After our first night at the Rocks Springs KOA, we drove to Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, where we stayed a couple of years ago. The military RV camp there is treesy and charming, if a little messy. The base itself is pretty, with huge red-brick-Civil-War-era-looking buildings.  As we're on a roll to get east, we stayed in Cheyenne just one night.

Our third night we stopped at a private and also tree-filled campground with very level sites just off I-80 in North Platte, Nebraska. We didn't even unhook our tow car, so I can't tell you much about North Platte, except the nearby Platte River is encroaching on homes and a golf course.

After a night in North Platte, we headed east again to Lincoln, NE, where my brother Don and his wife, Trudy, have lived for many years. We had a nice evening at Don and Trudy's home last night and will see them again tonight. 
Driving in and out of a rainstorm near Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The road that leads to the Warren Air Force Base RV Camp in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Apparently it's been raining a lot. A well-marked detour got us to the camp.  

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