Another long driving day. In the past two days we’ve driven about 400 miles from the Black Hills of South Dakota to the western side of Wyoming. We’re in the small town of Dubois which is about an hour and half from the Tetons. We’ll stay here enjoying the full hookups and exploring the western themed town for the next few days before heading into the mountains. About 90% of the drive was pretty dull so instead of telling you about it in detail, here’s a few pictures to capture the day.
We’ll start off with breakfast-
Before leaving town we stopped to visit a giant Jackalope. If you’ve never heard of this fabulous creature before you can read about it here.
We found this Jackalope in a park with some old trains. Odd combo right?
We drove through absolutely nothing for miles and miles before coming upon this lake. It was like an oasis among the drab brown prairie.
As we neared the rocky mountains the prairies gave way to faint mountains in the distance and some cool rock formations up close.
We’re camped at a private campground right outside of Dubois. Tomorrow is our anniversary so we decided to treat ourselves to a few nights of full hook ups before heading into the woods for the next week. The campground is a little bit of a disappointment. For $50 a night we at least hoped for a level spot with some shade. Instead we got blazing hot sun and an uneven gravel pad surrounded by dirt. The WiFi is slow and the cable hookup leaves a lot to be desired. Oh well, at least we have a river front site.
Phineas sure isn’t complaining! He hasn’t been swimming for weeks so this is like a dream come true for him.
Tomorrow we will explore the town and hopefully find a good place to have an anniversary dinner.