Devils Tower Wyoming
ContentsRearview Mirror - Summary of the past week
Pups Across America! - Mitzy and Pug-nacious
Headlights - Our schedule as to where we will be heading
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The Pups and I took a big walk down to the marina, by the swim beach, and back to the coach under overcast skies. A little later Austie and I went out--him riding his Bat trike down to the playground. Here is a picture of him on his trike.
I took an action shot of Austie I really like. Which version do you like best--the original color, black-and-white, infrared, haiku, sketch, or oil?
On our way back we startled a bull snake that politely scurried into the grass upon our arrival.
Late morning Jan and I plus the Little Man drove halfway to Parker to meet his parents for brunch. From there they took Austie home and Jan and I took the back roads back to camp.
Monday Morning: BERT Repairs
A little after 8:00 a.m. we pulled out of Boyd Lake State Park and drove five miles to an RV service facility where we are getting some warranty work done. From there we drove to Austie’s home in Parker.
Midday Monday until Midday Friday: Hanging at Austie’s
I set up work on the dining room table and the next few days fell into a routine. I walked the Kids plus HannaPug early morning, midday, and evening. I worked on projects most of the day, and Jan and I would go out for lunch. Jan kept busy doing laundry, preparing meals, and running errands. In the evenings we caught up with Aaron and Kelly and spent some time with Austie. Our stay went very well. Jan also did some art during the week. Check out her cool postcards.
Friday PM: Back Camping
Friday at 1:00 I got the call that our coach work was complete, and by 1:30 we were on the road, heading back to Loveland. We caught the beginnings of the holiday weekend rush-hour traffic, but by 4:30 we had picked up the coach and set up our campsite at the Loveland RV Resort (we got the last space available). We fueled up our car and bought provisions in preparation for heading north.
Saturday: North to Wyoming
At 8:00 we were on I-25 north. After 60 miles we stopped in Cheyenne for fuel and continued north. A few miles north of Cheyenne we turned ENE on 85 through LaGrange, Hawk Springs, and up to Torrington, through Lusk, and LaGrange. At Newcastle we picked up Highway 16 west, going through Upton and Moorcraft, where we headed east on 14. At Devils Tower Junction we took 24 north a few miles to the Devils Tower National Monument.
It was quite a pretty drive, however, the miles went even faster as we listened to The Great Gatzby most of the trip.
The campground at Devils Tower is beautiful with big sites, lots of trees, and plenty of room between campers. It is dry camping (no electricity or water) but not a problem in BERT. Plus the minimal $12 per day camping fee makes it all the more pleasant. It is one of the most enjoyable places we have camped, with a great view of the tower from our campsite.
That evening there was a dramatic performance, “Dakota Daughters” at the amphitheater, about a three minute walk from our campsite. Three talented women played Sitting Bull’s daughter, a rancher’s wife, and a young lady engaged to a Buffalo soldier, so one learned three quite different perspectives. The time frame was from after the Battle of Greasy Grass (Little Big Horn) to the Wounded Knee Massacre. Very, very well done. (Dakota Daughters, firstname.lastname@example.org, 605-393-2680.)
Across from the amphitheater is Prairie Dog Town. You could hear their background chirps during the performance. Also, I saw this young girl sitting in this meadow, intent on her surroundings.
September 5-22: ???
September 23-October 7: Markin Glen County Park, Kalamazoo, MI
October 8-15: ???
October 16-31: Visit Kentucky friends
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See you next week.