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Platte County

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  • Day82

    Old Western Bar - Glendo, WY

    August 20, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Left Boyd Lake State Park at Loveland in the Jeep Sunday 7pm and headed north on I25 to Glendo, WY, a journey of 164 miles to see the 'Total Eclipse'. Glendo, a very small town with population of 203 in the 2016 census is going to be mobbed as it is one of the best places to see Totality. Traffic was not as bad as predicted, so we had a good journey. We pulled into town and the place was buzzing, so we parked, stuck a pin on their world map in the east coast of Scotland, only representatives so far, although there are a few English pins on it. We had a walk down Main Street, didn't take long then headed for the Old Western Bar for a drink. Back to the car and tried to sleep in a side Street, but there was constant noise from people walking around and traffic streaming off I25, so around 03:30 we drove out to the joined the queue to get in to the airport, which is hosting a free eclipse event.Read more

  • Aug27

    Murals of Wheatland

    August 27, 2020 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 88 °F

    After settling into our site at Lewis Park, we hopped in the car to check out Wheatland. The “tourist” area is quite small ... just a couple of shops and a museum. Didn’t see anyone but the locals going about their business. I imagine that changes when the annual Platte County Fair and Rodeo comes to town.

    What surprised me the most about our quick visit into town was all the murals we saw. And all in really great shape ... no pealing paint here.

    The last series of murals were painted on what used to be the windows of a brick building. Alas, just as I was getting ready to step out of the car, the thunder and lightning we’d been hearing delivered on their promise of heavy rain. So, I had to be content with drive-by shooting. By the time we got back to the campground 5 minutes later, the rain was over and the sun was out.

    Blue skies and sunshine — something that’s been hidden from our view these past weeks by smoke from the California and Colorado wildfires — was a nice change of pace today. 🤞🏻 we continue to enjoy these conditions in South Dakota.
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  • Sep6

    Back in Wyoming for the Night

    September 6, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

    We got an early start this morning, leaving Spokane Creek Cabins & Campground before 8:00a. Two reasons for doing so.

    Since we had to drive through Custer State Park in the Cruiser, we wanted as few vehicles — especially other RVs — on the narrow, curvy roads as possible. I’ll admit it was less stressful doing the drive in the motor home the second time around. The best part ... two bison bulls were roadside to see us off!

    Also, we wanted to get to our planned overnight stop early enough in the day that if we could not get a site with an electric hook-up there, we could look for alternatives.

    It was just past 11:00a when we arrived in Edgemont, SD. Too early for lunch, really. But a good place for a snack and stretch-our-legs break. We found a picnic table near one of the French style guns and sat in the shade for a bit. It was then that I noticed a historic marker telling the story of Teddy Roosevelt’s visit to Edgemont in 1903 as part of his western states tour. Huh, and here I thought I had read that none of the presidents featured on Mt Rushmore had visited South Dakota!

    We were back on the road by noon. An easy drive ... no road work, though there were a couple of one-lane areas in the construction zones that were managed by automated stop/go lights.

    Around 3:00p we pulled into Lewis Park in Wheatland, Wyoming ... the same city park where we overnighted on the way up to South Dakota. The park was packed with locals enjoying a Sunday outing ... although how they could do so under the brutal sun is beyond me. We have two outside temperature gauges on the Cruiser. At the time, one was reading 97F ... the other was reading 104F. I’m guessing the actual temp was somewhere in between. Regardless, it was broiling hot 🥵

    The good news? Of the six sites that have 30/50A electricity, two were still available. Less shade than the site we used last time, but beggars can’t be choosers ... especially when the site is free. We got ourselves situated quickly and got the air conditioner going full blast.

    If we’d delayed our departure from Keystone, or dallied along the way, we would have had to look for an alternative campground as, by 4:30p, the remaining electric site was taken and the two campers that arrived soon after had to make do with the non-electric sites. Not having electricity is not such a good thing on such a hot day!

    We’re planning another early departure tomorrow. Primarily to avoid Labor Day traffic, but also to get to our next campground early to beat the forecasted high wind and winter storm warning. Yup ... a winter storm in September!
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  • Aug27

    Overnight in Wheatland, WY

    August 27, 2020 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 91 °F

    Another 100 miles from our lunch spot — a total of 248 miles from home — brought us to the small town of Wheatland ... the seat of Platte County, Wyoming.

    The drive up was an easy one. We opted to take CO-83 until we got north of Denver and then connected to I-25N. Just a bit of traffic near Ft Collins where we stopped for lunch. Very few vehicles once we were past Cheyenne. This section of I-25N through Wyoming was all new to us, so time passed quickly. Lots of golden ranch lands ... and mostly flat with a couple of interesting rock formations.

    We are spending the night at Lewis Park ... a city park here in Wheatland. There are a number of dirt RV sites — six of them with 30/50A electricity ... pedestals shared between two sites. Also, a bunch of tent-only sites. A potable water spigot and a dump station are available. Each site has a picnic table and a grill. The first three nights are free ... donations are welcome ... though I could not find where to leave the money!

    When we arrived shortly before 3:00p, three of the six electric-only sites were taken. They all look like they may be staying for a while. Not us. We'll be continuing north tomorrow.

    The campground may be in need of a bit of care, but it is more than adequate for an overnight stay ... and not far off I-25, so very convenient.
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  • Day3

    Glendo, United States

    September 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 13 °C

    Wyoming, what can I say about my favorite state (so far). I can't even really describe what it is that I love so much about Wyoming. Wide open spaces, golden fields, blue skies, jagged mountain peaks. We stayed in Glendo State Park at the Sandy Beach Campground. We had two human neighbors about a half mile away and one Great Horned Owl neighbor about 100 feet away. This campground had a fire about 5 years ago and they're still working on cleaning it up but there are plenty of sites, some right on the beach.

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