10/13/2010: Day 20: Across Wyoming and into Nebraska
After breaking fast at Penny's Diner (free with the room), we reluctantly decided to skip the Flaming Gorge and just head east.
Wyoming is hilly, high, and dry. We're crossing the Rockies, but in a relatively unimpressive area.
We stopped for lunch at a little state park a few miles off the interstate, but directly en route to Cheyenne on the Happy Jack Trail. I took some video and time lapse of the road and windmills. Eventually I hope to piece together a moving picture of the trip.
And into another State Capitol we go.
Karen suggested that we stop and shop in Cheyenne, at a place from which a friend of hers buys online. Then we moved on, see sights, sites, and scenery.
And into Nebraska as the light fades. We stopped in Kimball, NE and spent a half hour stopping in at motels and asking about rates and such. We chose an older place that was fine, except for the nastily smoky non-smoking room. But I was too tired to keep shopping. I liked the owner, a throat cancer survivor who had just better than no voice.
Another, quirk, of this stay was that Kimball was having a plague of flies. A couple of dozen of them got in while we had the door to the room open. There was a fly swatter hanging by the suitcase rack that we used busily. The owner later said that it had to do with the unusually long and warm summer. And he swore that he'd never seen them so bad in the years he'd been running the motel.