Day 4: Cheyenne, WY to Kennewick, WA

(12/3) Day 4 started with bagels at a local shop in downtown Cheyenne. I went in to grab our breakfast and everyone said hello and goodbye to me. We aren’t in the North anymore!

Wyoming: very, very windy. Like 18 wheeler tipped over on the side of the highway windy. They had signs posted on the side of the highway saying to expect 50 + mph wind gusts. The landscape was much like yesterday – very dry and rocky. It is beautiful though.  The temperature is also starting to drop again. In the mid-west it was in the 50’s – 60’s and we even hit 70 at one point. Today, it is in the 30’s and there are pockets of snow on the ground.

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Update: Western Wyoming is very cold (26 degrees at one point) and covered in snow. It’s unreal how vast the landscape in one state can be. 

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We’ve gone miles without seeing anything and then small towns will pop up. We passed a rodeo town with all kinds of cows, bulls and horses. We also passed what looked like antelope on the side of the highway.

At the hotel last night, I grabbed a bunch of brochures to read about the area and it turns out the town of Laramie (just west of Cheyenne) is full of history.

Fact #1: Thomas Edison came up with the idea of the filament lightbulb while fly fishing in the Laramie area.

Fact #2: The Lincoln Monument was commissioned by the state in 1959 to honor the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth.

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Continued at 5:00pm local time.

After talking to rental agents/realizing how close we were to our new home state, the hubby pulled an audible. We are now driving an extra 3.5 hours today so we can get to WA in the morning. We already have home tours set up for that afternoon. Things. just. got. real. (As if driving for the last 3 days wasn’t, right?) As long as we can get out of the state of Idaho soon, I’ll be okay. This is the most boring state of all time. Seriously.

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East Wyoming was rocky, West Wyoming was covered in snow, Utah had huge, snow-covered mountains. Idaho has nothing. There is literally nothing as far as the eye can see and I am bored!!! So bored in fact that I’ve picked out our new home in Cheyenne (I love looking at real estate magazines), beat my husband in the alphabet game and told Boomer to come up with funny ways to annoy Millie and I would score him. This is at least a 6.25.

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Update: We arrived in Kennewick around 10pm, but it felt like 1am EST for us.  We were in the car for 15 hours. Did you know that was possible? I didn’t. Within .5 seconds of walking in our hotel room, everyone was fast asleep. 

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