Life has been going by so horribly fast than blogging has taken a back seat. I’m a little embarrassed that I’m now posting part of a trip report from August, and we’re approaching Halloween. So much has been going on–I’ll talk a little more about that later. The Finale of the Eclipse Trip (Our Cargo Carrier Almost Falls Off) After we left the Ozarks, we continued south for a drive through Arkansas’ Ouachita Mountains. After the spectacular cliffiness of the Ozarks, the rolling forests of the Ouachita seemed rather tame. We found a Forest Service campground at Fourche Mountain
We continued to work our way south and east on our way back from our eclipse trip in Wyoming. We found some unusual and scenic places in the Ozark Mountains. We were challenged by Arkansas’ liquor laws which kept our beer drinking down to survival limits.
Thermopolis, WY was the most western point on our trip. After we concluded our visit there, we headed east through the Big Horn Mountains into South Dakota towards Devils Tower and the Badlands.
We spent several wonderful days in one of favorite places on earth–Thermopolis, Wyoming. We were pleased to find that the town hasn’t changed much in the last 30 years.
We were to spend the days post eclipse leisurely revisiting some of our old haunts before we left Wyoming.
We finally found a place where we weren’t run off to watch the eclipse. The eclipse itself wasn’t as spectacular as I thought it would be, but the sharing the experience with our new friends made it special.
We did not know how crowded and crazy it would be along the path of the total eclipse in Wyoming. We wanted to be in place several days beforehand, but we kept getting kicked out of areas that we thought were on public land.
We worked our way quickly west to stage ourselves for the eclipse. We camped along lakes in Mississippi and Arkansas, in the sand hills of Nebraska, and finally in our beloved Wyoming mountains.
We took a long road trip to Wyoming to see the total eclipse. We could have made a day trip to north Georgia to see it, but we’ve been wanting to return to the West for a long time. We decided to kill two birds with one stone by seeing the eclipse out in Wyoming.
I think I may have found a way to get into bike touring. The concept is called “credit card touring.” This is a lazy and lightweight way to do some miles on your bicycle. You don’t carry much more than a “credit card” when you tour.