And boy, they weren't kidding!
It was not bad up to the Wyoming border.
Roads nice and clear leaving Fort Collins, Colorado.
But the roads were getting worse entering Wyoming.
We made it to Cheyenne with no problem. This is where there's a big Sierra Trading Post outlet store and I wanted to look for hiking boots.
Sure enough, I got a pair of Merrell boots...regular price $170, on sale for $119 and then another 25% off that! So $89 plus 6% tax for a total of $94.34...great deal!
My last pair of Merrell's did me for two and a half years and our regular readers know what we put them through! Hopefully I'll get the same wear out of this new pair.
Leaving Cheyenne and heading north, the road got progressively worse. There was a fairly clear sky and the sun was shining, but it was cold and very windy. And there were accidents. Not really crashes, but just cars and trucks in the ditch sliding off the road.
One of the reasons we hate driving on the Interstate! Unfortunately, there were no other viable options.
No point in having four wheel drive if you don't know how to use it!
Maybe four wheel drive makes you just a little overconfident!
Yet another one.
The photos didn't turn out, but we also saw a motorhome in the ditch, a cop car in the ditch, and a snowplow in the ditch!!
But as we made our way further north we were out of the path of the recent storm and things improved considerably.
Clear roads in northern Wyoming.
Not much snow on the ground up here.
Where the deer and the antelope play!
And around 5:00pm we pulled in to Gillette, Wyoming (pop 29,000). We had the address of our couchsurfing host Ashley, and had no problem finding her house. She was working until later, so she had left the door unlocked for us. Her dog Sebastian was there to greet us though! Sebastian was a little unsure at first of these strangers in his house, and it took him a half an hour or so to come over and say hello to me, but now we're best buddies!
Kevin, with Sebastian this morning!
Ruth made dinner so that it was ready for when Ashley came home from work, and her boyfriend James joined us for dinner. We had a nice night talking about travel. Too bad we're only here for the one night because we have more driving to do today!
Yesterday's drive, 289 miles (463 kms).