Tuesday, September 12
Whoa… we’re really a long ways from New Hampshire!
Best Western in Lusk, WY. In the summer, the owner (guy on the right) fixes omelets outside in the chuckwagon for the hotel guests. Great place to stay and according to the owner, they are ranked as the second best breakfast in all the Best Westerns in the US. And although we didn’t get omelets – he had just cooked up the scrambled eggs.
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center – Casper, Wyoming
As the main point of convergence between the Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express trails, pioneer history and westward expansion is the story of Casper’s earliest days. Throughout the 1800s, hundreds of thousands of brave Americans passed through this area, and the NHTIC is the nation’s preeminent place to learn their stories through interactive exhibits, a powerful video and knowledgeable staff.
An absolutely fascinating stop. We had no idea it was here and just happened to see a sign and decided to stop. It was great!
The pictures on the linked site are MUCH better than mine –
The simulated ride across the river was fun – I posted the video on FB.
Andy works here and agreed to pose with RJ/Roady – He’s originally from England.
As we left the center… I waited for him/her to finish pooping before I took this.
Driving through Wyoming – the vistas were stunning.
Quality Inn in Thermopolis, WY. Amanda told us that the best burgers were just across the street at the gas station. So we had dinner at the gas station. Any yup, great burgers.
The view from the parking lot at the gas station / cafe.
Next stop – Yellowstone.