Well, actually - I'm going back to the beginning of the trip. Because our very first stop was to meet a dear friend I met through blogging - Ginger - from The Gingerbread Shed. We met in Utah in her little town and had lunch at AppleBees. (It was good too!) We gabbed and gabbed and Mark just loved her too. What a sweet gal! And now a forever friend! When we were finished we went out to the motorhome and we each had special little surprises for each other.
I can't wait to get home and find a home for it!
I gave her the pink birdhouse. Remember I started it for my Swap,
and then found out my partner's color was black?
Well Ginger had said if it ever needed a good home, she'd give it one.
So I finished it and now it has a good home!
THEN! On top of it all, she gave us a HUGE bag of
squash and lemons! HOME GROWN! OH YUM!!!!!
Thank you Ginger. We had a ball! And we'll do it again!!!
From there it was on to Salt Lake to meet up with most of the gang.
Had a cute little camp spot and ate at the BEST place for dinner.
It was called Texas Roadhouse BBQ.
BOY! I wish we had one of those in So Cal.
So the next morning we all fueled up - yup!
That's all four of us pigging out the diesel island for truckers.
And then it was through the rest of Utah and across the state of Wyoming.
What a gorgeous drive!
I kept singing Home On the Range.
Remember "where the deer and the antelope play?"
Well play they do. Right alongside the road!
Scared the heck out of us a couple of times. Twice we had full brakes
and full airhorns blowing because first two and then one mule deer
decided to play chicken with our coach going 65 mph down the 2 lane hwy.
I cannot even think of what would've happened
had we hit one of them. Besides killing them,
it would've messed up the coach BIG TIME!
Here are some of the little antelope. Cute, but MAN!!!
125 miles of these little turkeys. Beautiful, beautiful country.
Needless to say - the wine was flowing when we stopped for the night.
We split up from our group at this point, because there were some museums
I wanted to stop and see. That is not everyone's cup of tea, so they continued
on to Sturgis and we met up with them there.
We stopped for the night in Casper, WY
In the morning we toured the Fort Casper Museum.
And these were the soldier's quarters.
And people - they were TWO TO A BED!
Those beds are barely a double. Can you imagine?
The same day - on to Douglas, WY to tour another museum.
Gee, can you guess what this is? I got GOOSEBUMPS!
Yup, the teepee used in Dances With Wolves.
OK I admit, I totally love Kevin Costner. But not necessarily all of his
movies. He did some weird ones, like Waterworld! What was that????
This I have to share. Enlarge the picture and you'll see these are hat pins.
Apparently ladies hats kept getting larger and larger, thus they
required larger hat pins. Well this caused a battle, because
they were soon large enough to be considered weapons. HA!
I will end for today on that note. Next post - STURGIS! I'm so glad it wasn't the crazy place I was dreading. Wait'll you see . . .