Lots of miles today

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The Best Western in Wendover we stayed in.

Up nice and early today after a good rest.  We were showered and dressed and repacked for the day and went up to the office for the continental breakfast.  Hard boiled egg, banana, a sweet roll, coffee and orange juice. Nothin special, but enough to say we had something to eat. So we were on the road by about 8:40 a.m.. 

We were in Salt Lake City by 10:50 and I nearly missed my GPS directions to get off the I-80 for a few miles and take what it felt was a better and easier way.  Turned out just fine and we also stopped there the fill up our tank again.  All together we stopped three times for gas today.  I know you are saying, "Hey, I thought that little car got good mileage?"  Well, it does, but it only holds a little over ten gallons and I hate driving with only a quater tank, especially out here where it can be a hundred miles between gas stations.

At one of the Rest Stops along the freeway this sign was posted near the building.
  So today we used 15.5 gallons total and went 634 miles on that amount.  A little better than 40 miles per gallon.

We stopped in Rock Springs for lunch and got Arby's again.  It's been awhile since we've had them and they tasted so good yesterday we found one agin today. :)

Our ride was doing so well today that we thought we'd try and push a little further east than planned, so we went on from our planned stop in Rawlins to Laramie, Wyoming, which was about another hundred miles.  Oh, we had a little rain, a little snow, and some good winds, but the road was clean and clear all the way and even over the summits of several hills we didn't need to chain up or worry much about ice.

Along the way we saw some very nice formations.

As we approached Laramie along the side of the highway we started seeing deer, elk, and pronghorn.  Not just a few but lots.  They were spread out over a very long distance and not in a herd like we expected but a few here and several there and a bunch at the next area.  It was amazing to see so many within our viewing range.  Judy even got several pictures out the window of the car while we sped along at 75 mph, but you ceratinly don't get the picture of how many we saw!

So we pulled into Laramie a little after 6 p.m. and checked into the Best Western.  After checking in we went across the freeway to the Iron Skillet, which is a restaurant in the Truck stop.  Good food, lots of it, and a very fair price. 

Sweetski says:
It is for road trips like this they invented 'all weather tyres' :)
Posted on: May 14, 2010
tirsomaldonado says:
Congrats chief for being featured! :)
Posted on: May 13, 2010
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At one of the Rest Stops along the…
At one of the Rest Stops along th…
Along the way we saw some very nic…
Along the way we saw some very ni…
More of the outstanding rock forma…
More of the outstanding rock form…
More of the outstanding rock forma…
More of the outstanding rock form…
At another Rest Stop this little g…
At another Rest Stop this little …
More of the outstanding rock forma…
More of the outstanding rock form…
More of the outstanding rock forma…
More of the outstanding rock form…
More of the outstanding rock forma…
More of the outstanding rock form…
More of the outstanding rock forma…
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And another tunnel to go through.
And another tunnel to go through.
Yet another nice formation.
Yet another nice formation.
We had to get several of this one.…
We had to get several of this one…
With a light dusting of snow.
With a light dusting of snow.
Near Laramie we started seeing lot…
Near Laramie we started seeing lo…
And some further off.
And some further off.
More of the wildlife.
More of the wildlife.
More of the wildlife.
More of the wildlife.
You may have to look harder, but t…
You may have to look harder, but …
The Iron Skillet where we ate dinn…
The Iron Skillet where we ate din…
Our hotel for the evening. Yes, it…
Our hotel for the evening. Yes, i…
Laramie Hotels & Accommodations review
Warm and cozy when needed
Located on the western edge of Laramie this nice three story hotel style facility includes an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, exercise facility,… read entire review
Laramie Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Good food, even if you aren't a trucker
Located just across the freeway from our hotel was this truck stop with the Iron Skillet Restaurant. We have eaten at them previously and have found … read entire review
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