Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 83 - Cheyenne WY - Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010

We travel by an interesting looking mountain this morning;  it is called 'split mountain.'  We stop to read about it on the interpretive panel, and learn that this is a landmark used by trappers, emigrants and Indians on the Oregon Trail in the 1860s.  It is located in the Rattlesnake Mountain Range.

Barely visible in the distance are windmills, and what impresses me is that I have never seen so many in one place.  

 Later in the day we see a cloud formation that turns out not to be a cloud as we get nearer, and can clearly see that it is smoke rising in the distance.   There are not many trees in the area, so it cannot be a forest fire.

We worry about where it is and if it is causing life threatening problems for anyone.  Miles later we see a digital sign over the interstate that tells of a grass fire, and that the authorities are aware of it.  Nice communications.

We are not in Texas and we see oil wells -- pumping oil wells -- and I am reminded of something.
We stop for the night at Terry Bison Ranch RV Resort and wonder if we will see any bison.
Willie of Walldog, Willie and Jake

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