We are presently at the Junction West RV Park in Grand Junction, Colorado. We arrived here yesterday afternoon after driving 378 miles. We started this drive from the Walmart in Laramie Wyoming. The route took us West on I-80 then south on Wyoming 789. Crossing into Colorado the highway ahead became Colorado 13. We eventually reached Rifle, Colorado and merged onto I-70 again heading West. We followed the route that George and Suzie, Our Awesome Travels, traveled when they made a similar trip a few years ago. They referenced Al and Kelly, Travel With The Bayfield Bunch, in their blog when writing about their trip. So everyone thank you for great directions. The road was good and the hills were not that bad. The Stinger "B" took them with no trouble. All we can say about the views is they were in no way disappointing. It was a beautiful drive.
I took way to many pictures both days. All through the windshield or out my side window. They are not perfect. There are dirt spots, some reflections, and a little blurring. Yet they are all part of our memory of the drive.
October 15, 2019 (Laramie Wyoming to Craig Colorado)
|It may be dirty but it is snow.|
|This was the Stop Sign leaving the|
Flying J in Laramie.
I just thought it was cute.
|Heading West on I-80|
|The sky is blue and the views are wonderful.|
|Not long after leaving Laramie we started to notice these fences|
mostly on the south side of I-80.
|Not fences in the sense of keeping anyone in our out but|
fences just the same.
|I am hoping if you enlarge the pictures you will be able|
|to see and get an ideal|
|of just how many we saw.|
I found one article that stated these fences are not designed to catch blowing snow. Instead the slats of the fence are designed to slow down the wind as it passes through and the wind then drops some of the snow it is carrying. Then most of the snowdrifts accumulate downwind of the snow fence. These fences save lives and cuts the cost the state pays for plowing. (Information found on the internet)
|Every direction you look the land seems to go on forever |
and it is beautiful.
|You feel the vastness of Wyoming|
|as you drive through.|
|We could see dust ahead.|
You cannot see it but there is a truck in that dust
being loaded with dirt.
|Every once and a while we spotted some snow.|
|What is that good looking guy coming my way carrying?|
Ice for our coolers.
|The views just go on and on.|
|I snapped this picture just after we passed the |
Continental Divide Sign.
(I missed the picture of the sign,)
|and before we are all the way down we cross into Colorado.|
|We could see construction ahead.|
|Then we sat behind this guy for quite awhile.|
So I decided to take a picture.
|We have been set free.|
|Great views but the edge is a little close.|
This was probably the worse stretch of road all day.
For about three miles the shoulder became quite narrow.
|Today's last picture of wonderful ride through Wyoming|
and then into Colorado.
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