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.
We have just completed the process of buying a live aboard boat, and in many ways the process is more complicated and expensive than buying a house.
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.
My little project “My Virtual Cruise Life” got put on hold as we got swept away in searching for and getting a boat under contract.
We have decided to buy a boat and cruise all or part of America’s Great Loop. This is a 6000+ mile route consisting mostly of rivers, lakes and protected intercoastal waterways. You DO need your own boat, however, so we are in the process of looking for a 36 foot trawler to begin our cruise.