Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day 5- On The Road

(This was all written yesterday on the road, but with no internet connection to get it posted.)

Right now, we are on the road somewhere in Wyoming jamming out to Def Leopard. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular. I mean, I wouldn’t really want to live here because it’s very desolate, but, wow, it is breath taking.

We’ve been driving under the speed limit pretty much all day, just taking it in. We stop whenever anything catches our eye and looks photograph-worthy. We even go off on these dirt roads if they look like they might lead to some cool rocky crag or cliff.

We’ve been seeing tons of wildlife too(haha Def Leopard is singing “Animal”). So far on this trip, we’ve seen:
Axis deer
Pronghorn Antelope
Hawks flying overhead with a fish clutched in its talons. Seriously, it was cool.
Bald Eagle
White tail deer
Ground Squirrels

… ok, we’re stopping for gas. Be right back…
Ok. I’m back with some beef jerky and a map of stuff to see in Wyoming.
It looks like Independence Rock is only 15 miles out of the way so we’re going to check that out now.

There is NO cell phone signal up here. There’s barely any in Colorado, but ever since we left this morning, we’ve been incommunicado. That’s why I’m writing this entry in Word right now. I’ll just have to post it later when we get service… IF we get service.

We’re going to try and make it to the Wind River Indian Reservation by this evening. I don’t really know what there is to see there, but it’ll be pretty cool anyways. We’ll probably stay near there overnight and then head into the Teton National Forest in the morning. There is a lot of cool stuff to see there for sure.

I have to add one more critter to the wildlife list:
Prairie Dog
We just stopped for lunch, and since we are in the part of our trip where we aren’t going to be staying in hotels or eating at restaurants, we just found a nice view, pulled off to the side of the road as far as we could and ate. We brought some lawn chairs and ice chest for this sort of thing and it was just SO cool being out in the middle of nowhere. When we got out, there was a very strong smell of sage because there was sage brush everywhere, that and Prairie dog holes. They started barking at us right away.
After lunch and many high fives ‘cause “We’re really doing it, man” we packed up and are now on the road to Independence Rock. cya