Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Utah and Wyoming

After the setback in Boise we made it to Utah and Brigham City staying overnight at the Golden Spike RV park. Small problem was the stabilizers on the RV didn't work. Thanks to a Winnebago owners forum on the net I found out how to fix them easily.

The next day we headed through Ogden noticing that the Buddha at China Night was missing and the place closed (long story) and Ogden had a Costco and a Rubio's Fish Taco place. We got on I-84 and stopped at one of my favorite geological sights, Devil's Slide (see above) that looks like a frozen waterfall of rock.

While we were at Devil's Slide pull-out a long train roared past...

being pushed by this and one other engine.

We got off of I-84 and onto I-80 and at a rest stop in Bridger Valley got a picture of a Pronghorn.

"Although it is often called the American, or prong-horned, antelope, it does not belong to the true antelope family of Africa and Asia, but to a related family, the Antilocapridae, of which it is the only living member.

When European settlers first arrived, there were between 40 and 50 million pronghorns in North America. By 1920 the number of pronghorns had dropped to 13,000. People became concerned and began protecting the animal and limiting the number that hunters were allowed to kill. Today there are nearly 450,000 pronghorns and they are not in danger of becoming extinct."
We decided to make it a short day and stopped in Rawlins, Wyoming at the Western Hills Campground, a nice full hookup RV park.

There were beautiful white clouds in the sky and the temperature was perfect.

We had a nice spot close to the laundry and as you can see the campground had great decorations with a Pronghorn included.

There was also Mr. Raccoon ...

... a silly skunk...

... and even an Oregon Duck.

They also had a great little miniature golf course some children were enjoying.

They even had a few cabins available.

Finally the sky darkened...

... and a thunderstorm flew into town with the first lightning strike about 200 yards away from the Musemobile.

The sunset was glorious with the sun hiding behind another bank of clouds. Tomorrow it's Gothenburg, Nebraska and a long drive for the Muse and Musemobile.

No Scrabble tonight

Quote of the Day ~
"Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England." ~ Archibald MacLeish (American poet, writer and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.)

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