Welcome to Nebraska
Nebraska was pretty flat and very green. There was nothing along the highway except fields and farms. A little over midway through Nebraska, we were excited to enter the mountain time zone.
Somewhere in NE
After about 380 miles of driving in Nebraska, we stopped at the flagship Cabella's store in Sidney, NE. My Dad wanted to look for some hiking boots and I wanted to get some hiking socks. After an hour trying on boots, my Dad didn't find anything (their selection left a lot to be desired), so we left with a pair of hiking socks each as well as a pair of binoculars.
Cabella's - Sidney, NE
We left Sidney around 5:30 PM with the goal of reaching Laramie, WY. In the last 50 miles in Nebraska, we started seeing two things we had not yet seen during this trip: oil derricks and trains.
One of many trains along the road
One of many oil derricks along the road
We reached Wyoming around 7:30 PM. Just past Cheyenne, the scenery started to change drastically. Large, jagged mounds and hills emerged around us as the sun went down. It was a beautiful way to end a long day in the plains and provided us with a welcome preview of our drive into the Tetons tomorrow. After 12 hours of driving we made the final push through the 78 miles to Laramie, WY. Absolutely exhausted, we reached our destination at around 9:00 PM.
Beautiful scenery in Eastern WY
After five days of travel, my Dad and I are extremely excited that we will be in the Tetons sometime tomorrow. We hope to arrive early in the afternoon so we can explore a little bit once we get there. Wish us luck on the final leg of our journey!
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