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Fort Laramie

Monday, August 21st, 2017 in Wyoming
Fort Laramie

It took me weeks to figure out where to view the eclipse. Using Google street-view, I clicked through miles of dusty backroads throughout Wyoming and Nebraska. Back and forth I went, lining the images up with the eclipse map and then figuring out the route to get to that location. I had my eye on three rest areas, two truck stops, and about five quiet but charming looking dirt roads. In the end, I decided I needed facilities. Toilets, gift shop, parking. That kind of thing. In the end I decided on either Fort Laramie National Historic Site or Scottsbluff National Monument.

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Assortment

Maui Style
Maui Style
Lily Lake
Lily Lake
Today’s forecast was chock-full of snow flurries and grim temperatures which meant that many hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park were likely to be treacherous.
Stowe
Stowe
Phil and I have visited Stowe many times but I was surprised to realize that I’ve never devoted a post to it. It’s a stunning place, a vast landscape garden lovingly restored and maintained by the National Trust.