After leaving Cody, we headed toward the Bighorn Mountains via highway 16. We found a nice pull-out on the road next to a cascading river and a fire pit. After washing off in the river we started our fire and cooked up some corn and hamburgers over the fire. A nice lazy afternoon. I enjoyed sitting in the camp chair with the sun shining on my face, fire warming my legs, eyes closed listening to the river and the sound of Dave chopping trees with an axe. that night 3 separate rain/thunder storms passed through and woke us up. I was also woken up by the drip of water on my face. A leak! It's coming in through the screw hole that holds the window shade up. Not sure the exact source, will have to investigate later, but I tied a rag around the area to stop the dripping for the night.
In the morning we drove over the rest of the Bighorn Mountain pass and on the downhill it was my turn to bike it! 5 miles without having to pedal. It was fun, I even passed an oversized truck on the downhill! But my breaks were HOT when I stopped. I could feel the air getting warmer ad I dropped.
Currently we're in Gillette. I was very disappointed I was not handed a razor upon entering the town. I'm sitting at a laundromat for the first time in my lift while Dave's making a run to the nearby Super Walmart for some food and a warmer blanket. I obviously looked extremely confused with how to work the washer and dryer because two girls my age walked me through everything without me asking. And a guy just walked by me wearing a trucker hat, belly under his t-shirt, and spurs . . . real spurs . . . on his worn-in boots.
Off toward the Black Hills after this.