11/23/2021 0 Comments
10/29 Into Wyoming Today
Our first stop this morning was at a grocery store to pick up some things for the pasta supper we are planning for tonight. Load up on those carbs so we can sit all day in the truck! Also, a little health food for breakfast, apple and raspberry fritters! We continue east on 80 across the Great Salt Desert through Salt Lake City. It's always an eerie landscape through there. I remember way back in 1975, I think, when Bob and I made this drive. It was night, no moon, very little traffic, and I was driving while Bob had a little shut-eye. The car headlights turned off for a second or two, without warning. It's the kind of thing that after it happens you kind of doubt that it really did happen! Soon after that, it happened again! I think Bob was awake this time, which helped me believe that it really happened and I hadn't just imagined it. We never knew what caused that and it never happened again. See what I mean about eerie?
We finished the Baldacci book and it got 2 thumbs up. We started The Coast-to-Coast Murders by James Patterson, an author that we have liked before. Lots of semitruck traffic on the interstate and lots of antelope near the interstate.
Another 400 mile day for us that was pretty unremarkable. We did cross the Continental Divide twice, which I didn't understand at first until I looked it up on a real paper map and I could see the squiggly line of the Divide crossing the interstate west of Rawlins, WY. I have an interest in the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), due to a YouTube station, Wander Women, that I follow. It tells the story of 3 friends, mature women who really enjoy long distance hiking. They have done several through hikes in the US, including the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the Appalachian Trail (AT). Their latest hike was right along the CDT, so I was interested in what they had to say about it.
We pulled into another KOA tonight and although it was pretty close to the interstate, we went for the convenience again. Very windy all day, which can be a challenge with a trailer in tow. We had to unhitch the trailer tonight because we were on a bit of a slope. But we'll be comfy and warm for a good night's sleep, hopefully!
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