As you may have noticed, I was out of town and didn’t write a blog last Monday.
That being said, I wanted to share a bit of where I was.
I am one of those people who like to drive.
In fact, I love it.
So when the opportunity arose to travel to Cheyenne, Wyoming for my girlfriend’s sister’s wedding, I was stoked.
Not only was it a chance to get away for a while, but also one in which I could cross off a few things from my bucket list.
Of course, I had to check the weather, and the weather looked good for our entire trip out and back…except for the possibility of smoky conditions from time to time.
On the way out, we traveled along I-90 for quite a ways, and while our weather was good, well off to the south was a majestic storm cloud.
It was quite impressive.
After staying the night in Rapid City, we ventured out to a place I had never been before.
Perhaps you recognize it.
Being 45 years old, and seeing this for the first time, was awe-inspiring.
At one point, I just sat, mesmerized by the sight of it.
And I gotta be honest, it made my eyes a little misty.
We then headed to Cheyenne and had a great time at the wedding and visiting with her family.
We did have to deal with some smoke on the wedding day in particular (visibility about 4 miles), but it was a good day otherwise.
Then it was time to head home a few days later.
Since we were in Wyoming, we decided to visit another sight I had never seen, but always wanted to.
It was crazy seeing Devils Tower.
It was so much bigger than I thought it would be.
And I never realized it had a different shape when looked at in different angles.
It was a bit smoky here too, but it didn’t start to impact the view until you were a ways away from it.
Still quite the sight.
I kept looking for Richard Dreyfus, and had a strange craving for mashed potatoes while I was there.
Then it was time to go.
But not before seeing a reminder, just a few miles from Devils Tower, of where we were heading.
Destination Fargo…or Bison country.
It was an awesome trip…and the weather was (mostly) great.