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.
If you are 62 or older, for a lifetime fee of $10 you can get a pass for free entrance to all national parks and federal lands. You can also get 50% off camping fees.
After being home most of the summer, we overcompensated by taking an unresearched driving trip through the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. We circumnavigated the Peninsula on Route 132, stopping at lighthouses, historical monuments and scenic views. The Long Drive You may wonder why we decided to drive from Georgia all the way up to easternmost Quebec. It was basically an unplanned trip. The first part of the summer was taken up with a family member’s doctor’s appointments and ongoing medical care. We had a family reunion right in the middle of the summer, and we needed to be back