August 13th, 2016

To Trains (T&P)

2016 Worldcon Road Trip Day 3: Rock Springs to Cheyenne WY

Today's trip was from Rock Springs to Cheyenne, Wyoming, a relatively short trip as things go, and had we simply powered across Wyoming on I-80, we would have been there around 3 PM. However, our relaxed schedule allowed us to make lots of side trips to look at things that took our fancy.

I added more than fifty new photos and videos to my Flickr account today. Click through any of the photos below to see the other related photos.

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Although we finished the day with a trip to look at a railroad pyramid, it took a lot of traveling to get there.

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Although our emphasis was on trains, there were other things to see.

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After Wagonhound, I suggested that we stop in Laramie and have lunch there as we did eight years ago on our trip to the Denver Worldcon, and Lisa readily agreed.

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I suggested that we leave the Interstate for a while and follow the UP tracks a bit south and east, working off of the state highway map and our railroad timetables. Lisa agreed, and I tried to navigate us to where we wanted to go.

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We had one last stop before heading to the hotel in Cheyenne.

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Around 8 PM, with hours of sight-seeing behind us, we pulled in to the Holiday Inn Express in west Cheyenne. This hotel wasn't quite as nice as the one in Rock Springs, but the room had a bathtub, which Lisa appreciated after a long day in the saddle driving us east.

Tomorrow we start out by checking out the Cheyenne Railroad Depot, after which we plan to make the relatively short run to North Platte, Nebraska, probably taking US-30 (and following the railroad) as much as it is practical to do so.