On the Way to Casper

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Wind River Canyon (Photo © by James G. Howes, 1988. Used with permission)

We got back in our car and continued south on US 20. We entered the Wind River Reservation after just a couple out of Thermopolis. The Wind River Reservation is governed by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. It was originally supposed to be Shoshone property, but the US government “temporarily” placed a band of Arapahos there too. So much for temporary.


In addition to entering the Wind River Canyon, we were soon into the Wind River Canyon, carved by, yes, the Wind River. The Canyon was the most scenic area we would see after leaving Yellowstone. With mountains all around, a rushing clear water river, and tunnels bored through in strategic places, it shortened our drive to Casper.

Baseball Cards from Dennys


We pulled into Casper sometime after 6 PM and found our hotel, a Motel 6. Our trip last year had shown that this chain generally delivers a comfortable room, at a great price, if you aren’t hung up on the neighborhood. We definitely were not. We would sleeping and getting up to go home tomorrow.


Dinner was Dennys. The most memorable part of the meal was the free limited edition baseball cards that they were giving out, in conjuction with Upper Deck. Nothing against Denny’s, but even for a meat and potatoes guy like me, they aren’t a first choice. But, the girls love the commercial on TV, where the two old ladies talk about going to “Lennys. No, it’s Denny’s.


That was it for the day. Tomorrow we would be going home, with a pit stop in Cheyenne.

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Baseball Cards from Dennys
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