Friday, June 30, 2006

Waking in Wyoming

Due to Cameron's determination and stamina, we made it all the way from Des Moines to Cheyenne, Wyoming (the first real city in WY) on the second day of our trip. I faded after about 10 hours of driving and was falling in and out of sleep on him for the last hour and a half. But we made it, unloaded everything and crashed.

The next morning, while we were not incredibly excited about driving, we were excited about the next stretch of our drive. Neither of us had seen eastern Wyoming and the map and web sites Cam had checked said it was supposed to be scenic. So we loaded back up then off we go.

Almost immediately, we started seeing cool rock formations like this one.

Then as we approached Laramie, home of the University of Wyoming, we could see mountains off in the distance. After Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, mountains were an exciting site. We're in the west, Cam would say.
The mountains became more impressive and the countryside more rural.

Cam took this picture from a gas station. He asked me if I wanted to get out of the truck to have my picture taken in front of the mountain. I was still a bit out of it and the sun was a bit too bright but the mountain looks amazing anyway.

I love this shot of Cam, triumphant.

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