Tuesday dawned crystal clear...in fact it was the sun streaming in the window next to my side of the bed that woke me up at 6:30am. I got up and turned on the heaters.....that's one of my jobs in the morning, and then turned on the generator to make the coffee. The house batteries were down to 80% after two nights of dry camping, and NBA playoff watching, but by the time I turned off the generator they were back up to 84%. The Lovely Elaine woke up around 7am, and joined me for a hot cup of joe, and we discussed the day's travel plans. Our goal for Tuesday was Cheyenne, a scant 211 miles away.
We headed out about 9:30am and jumped on I-80 westbound....on this day we started out at 2,300' elevation, but would end up at 6,300' elevation. Amazingly the grade was gradual as we approached the Continental Divide, and I was able to keep it in cruise control most of the time. One of the best things about this day was the cloudless sky, which meant the solar panels would be functioning at full capacity all day as we traveled. By the end of the day when we parked at Terry Bison Ranch they were back to 95%!
Our first stop was at a rest stop about 100 miles west of North Platte, where we spent an hour taking a walk, and I did some work on my computer. Then we stopped again just over the border at the Pine Bluff rest stop, which gave us access to 5 miles of hiking trails. We promptly got dressed for hiking and set out on a 3.5 mile hike.....what a pleasant surprise to find a rest stop with hiking trails....this rest stop has now risen to the top of great Interstate rest stops.....just slightly ahead of the one east of North Platte that I raved about a couple of days ago....haha!
That evening we went to the onsite restaurant and both had Buffalo Burgers, and a couple of pints of Fat Tire Ale on tap...I'm still full from that giant Buffalo Burger!
That was our Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!