Good Morning from Walmart in Laramie, Wyoming!\
It was a long day yesterday, especially for Tom. Besides driving 346 miles we stopped in North Platte, NE at Larry's RV to have the refrigerator looked at. A very nice gentleman took the time between appointments to take a look at it. He could not see anything obviously wrong with it but in order for him to check it out completely it would need to run for about 6 hours while checking on it. We have not had a code come up so that does not help. He offered two options: we could stay there and he would work on it or we could continue on and when we come to someplace we are going to be staying for a while have it looked at. Since, North Platte was not on our destination list we decided to move on. We will be checking into some authorized service centers ahead of us.
(FYI: all of today's pictures were taken through a very dirty windshield. It is impossible to get rid of all of the spots even with "spot fix".)
|Pulling out of Elm Creek, NE under sunny skies.|
|One of several construction zones. Though as you can see from |
the speed limit signs no real slow down even with one lane.
Not for us anyway we travel at about 55mph for the people
caught behind us there was a slight slow down.
|Not as much water in the South Platte River |
as the others we have crossed.
I could see ahead a building which looked like a large Cabela's and then when we passed it sure enough.
|Cabela's World Headquarters|
|We saw a lot of cornfields as we drove through Nebraska.|
I even caught one windmill.
|Still in Nebraska but as we travel towards higher elevations|
it looks more and more like the southwest.
It is hard to tell in the pictures but we are going up. We started the day at an elevation of 2,267 feet and we are presently at 7,156 feet. Now for those of you who live at higher elevations you may be thinking no big deal but for us we are up there. Escanaba sits at 607 feet.
|This is one of the shortest trains we have ever passed.|
Our destination today was a Walmart in Cheyenne. I called ahead and the woman I talked to said we were welcome to come and park. What she failed to mention was there is a city ordinance against parking over night in their parking lot. So when we got there and saw the signs Tom made another call and the woman he talked to told him the same thing. What about the signs? When asked, she told Tom they do in fact tow vehicles and give out fines to those parking overnight, not all the time, but Walmart does not care if you park in the lot. (Two things come to mind "here is your sign" and "you cannot fix stupid". I guess that is being mean but seriously just add that part when you are talking to someone.) So we called the Walmart in Laramie and continued down the road for another hour. By now though we are in the dark and we try to avoid traveling after dark, plus, we are missing the scenery. (If we had not stopped in Cheyenne we would have made Laramie before darkness set in.) Then there was the 5 miles of a downhill 5% grade which would have not been bad during daylight when you can see the curves ahead but in the dark...lets just say fun. It did not help that every few miles there was a lighted sign saying, watch for wildlife. In the end we made it safe and sound and tucked in with the rest of the RVers out by the lawn and garden area. Just another fun bump in the road.
As we pull out this morning we look forward to the adventures ahead.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
We are glad you took the time to stop by.
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