Today, we drove across Oklahoma and into the panhandle of Texas, stopping in Dumas, Texas. You might be asking why we have routed ourselves this way to get to Laramie, Wyoming (our stop tomorrow night)… Yes, it does seem like going around your elbow to get to your ass, but this routing has two major advantages:
1) Oklahoma has a helluva lot better scenery than either Kansas or Nebraska.
2) Both Dumas and Clarksville are Category 2 hotels in the HHonors system, so it makes staying here really cheap, point-wise.
So, after an eight-hour drive from Clarksville, we hit the gym, had dinner, and hit Wal-Mart for a couple supplies.
Fortunately for us, a new restaurant opened right next to the hotel. It’s not great, but it is a lot better than the roadhouse we ate at last time.
Tomorrow, we skirt northwest through the barren northeast corner of New Mexico, then north along the Front Range of Colorado into southern Wyoming.
We made it to our “destination.” Destination is in quotes because our destination is “Out West” and “Out West” is not accomplished until we see bison, according to Bonnie.
We drove across northeast New Mexico and then north through Colorado. We got to Cheyenne shortly before sunset (i.e. 4:30 p.m.). We spent some time driving around the city before heading west to Laramie, where we are staying for tonight and tomorrow night.
Tomorrow morning, we will drive back to Cheyenne to check out the city in the sunshine and return to do the same in the afternoon in Laramie.