Black Friday

A few photographs from an unseasonably warm and very windy Friday in late-November, visiting almost-familiar places along U.S. Highway 6 in Nebraska.

Just outside Inland

Just outside Inland

Crete

Crete

Pauline

Pauline

Sutton

Sutton

You know that Wyoming will be your new home

Today, I drove from Casper to Cheyenne in a very round-about sort of way and continued to discover that a majority of towns on the official Wyoming highway map are little more than a bump in the road. Wyoming is just so incredibly empty. It makes Western Nebraska look populated in comparison.

Tomorrow is home!

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Far away in another town

I have a tendency to overdo it a bit on these road trips, attempting to squeeze as much exploration into every day as I possibly can. This causes me to change plans and drive further - sometimes much further - which makes for very long days. Today was one of those days.

But it was a very good day, for the most part. I drove through the amazing Wind River Canyon for the second time, the first in over a decade. I visited several very touristy towns and the nearly forgotten Shoshoni. And, due to my aforementioned propensity to always need to see more, I ended up driving through the Bighorn Mountains on U.S. Highway 16. By time I reached my destination in Casper, night had already fallen.

Wyoming is a beautiful, desolate, vast place. There's just so much to see.

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