Shane and I stopped by the historic Wyoming State Penitentiary, which is now defunct and serves as a museum, in Rawlins in the early afternoon.
Afterwards we grabbed a quick lunch and decided to eat on the outdoor patio. We’ve wondered if Jordan could smell our food when we ate and if it made him hungry (and perhaps bitter about his protein bars), so it seemed like the nice thing to do since it was so pretty and temperate and we could easily keep an eye on the van. When we got back in the van, we determined almost immediately that Jordan CAN smell our food, since we were pretty sure we could smell his poop. I don’t know for sure if he did poop (or even if it was his first of the trip), but it was definitely the first time we’ve smelled anything from the crate.
After leaving Rawlins we ran into a wall of rain as well as the Continental Divide. It wasn’t a terrible thunderstorm like we experienced outside Kansas City yesterday, but it was accompanied by incredibly strong winds. Between that and the fact that I haven’t been able to get online anywhere along I80 since entering Wyoming unless we used the free wifi at a travel plaza, I’m going to guess Jordan hasn’t been online for the bulk of the day.
Our next stop was in Little America, Wyoming. Actually, I’m not even sure if Little America is a town, as all I saw was the stuff associated with the complex. Little America bills itself as the World’s Largest Gas Station; whether that’s true or not I don’t kow, but it had tons of stuff (filling stations, gift shop, sit-down restaurant, playground, food court-type offerings, etc.).
We have about 150 miles left on our itinerary for the day. We plan to stop in Salt Lake City for the night and possibly part of tomorrow before getting back on track toward Portland. I know Jordan said he (Adanwings) already bought fireworks for the evening in game, so Shane and I will have to find a way to amuse ourselves this holiday.
Update: Man, are our faces red. Yesterday Shane and I wondered what was plugged into the cigarette lighter, but we couldn’t figure it out. Today we asked Jordan and Shane’s dad, and he said it was the signal booster. Doh! We had no idea. I’m sure Jordan will have something to say about that when he’s out of the crate.