Around 10am, we departed Rapid City for Cheyenne, Wyoming traveling non-interstate roads for two thirds of the trip. The rolling landscape we’d been seeing was soon replaced by a craggier one in Wyoming – it seems to have been one elevation at some point with the lower levels due to erosion over the eons. Perhaps it looked like the Badlands at some point. It also seemed drier than South Dakota. It was hazy but in some places it seemed as though you could see for a hundred miles.
It was a very windy trip and I had to keep the RV leaning into the wind for most of it. We had one scare when we were hit with a strong gust that moved me half way over into the oncoming lane and it took me a couple of hundred feet to get back in my lane. About 10 seconds later and I would have hit the oncoming traffic. I dropped my speed and really kept it leaning into the wind after that.
About 100 miles east of Casper, WY, we encountered the smoke from a fire burning near there, but ran out of it once we headed a little farther south.
We arrived at AB Camping in Cheyenne about 4:30 and got set up. It had very good ratings, was near stores and the interstate and only about five minutes from downtown. I forgot to take pictures, but here is one from the web.
I have yet to lower my awning on the trip and notice others don’t either. Since there is no rain to protect from and wind gust to damage it, everyone just leaves them rolled up.
The campground owners are industrious and he likes to BBQ, so he has a little restaurant on site that that is open 3½ hours a day serving ribs, pulled pork, and brisket. He draws customers from the community as well as the campground.
We had brisket and I thought it was right good – we got there too late for the ribs. We had them the next night and they were good but with a very different flavor profile than mine.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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