Wendover, Utah to Cheyenne, Wyoming

Cheyenne Travel Blog

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We left Wendover at 6am, and headed east on I-80. Watching the sun rise while crossing the Bonneville Salt Flats was quiet and beautiful. The sky was a deep red in color, and you could just make out the shape of the mountains all around us. As the sun rose in the sky, we could see all the clouds surrounding us, and shortly afterwards it began to rain. Nothing too hard, and it only lasted a few minutes. That ok because we needed to do our laundry anyway. As we approached Sun City Utah, it began raining even harder. No problem though because we needed to rinse our clothes after our earlier wash near Bonneville. We pulled over and put on our jackets (we didn’t need them earlier because it was 72-degrees when we left Wendover).

It was a pleasant surprise when we entered Wyoming. The fun loving folks in Wyoming have taken the time to install giant pinwheels all along the mountain ridges, and they spin happily in the wind for all to admire. Kinda like a state wide birthday party. Some may think it wrong to spend that kind of money for giant pinwheel decorations, but I say “party on Wyoming!”

While the Grey Ghost and Super Dave are out basking in the sunshine, high winds, and pouring rain, we stumble on a little secrete in Wyoming: there is a Little America contained within our big America. Although it is much smaller and far less populated, it does sell ice cream cones for only $0.50.

A few more rain showers later, and we decide to stay the night at Cheyenne Wyoming. The rains have finally subsided (about an hour before we arrived), and it looks like the weather will be good for us tomorrow.

It has been a great day for us; journeying across the high plains on motorcycles, crossing the continental divide, and being there to witness all the beautiful scenery. Being on motorcycles, we were also able to enjoy all this while taking showers, and washing our clothes. Oh yeah - just outside of Cheyenne are more of those decorative pinwheels apparently placed so as to greet those lucky travelers who enter Wyoming from the east.

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