Endurance…..

It is easy to sit in the comfort of your living room on a cold February night and plan a great summer vacation.
The plan starts with what seems to be a reasonably easy three day drive from Longtown, OK to Coos Bay, OR.
Somewhere west of Cheyenne, Wyoming the first night you start to think that plan might have been just a bit ambitious. This thought occurs as you head on to Laramie in search of lodging. You see some little celebration called Frontier Days occupies every available room in Cheyenne.
That over ambitious thing hits a bit harder the next day when you realize southern Wyoming and Idaho are just about as scenic as western Kansas. The main difference being the changes in elevation are more significant and not as subtle in Wyoming.
I did see both trees in western Kansas, Patty took a short nap and missed one of them. We think the wind generators out number the trees by at least 2 to 1 in Kansas and Wyoming.
We spent night two in Boise, ID; fatigue contributed to a poor choice of hotels. We got one too close to the interstate, heard the big wheels roll all night long.
If anyone wonders, eastern Oregon is scenic kind of like southern Wyoming and Idaho. I have never seen as many miles of unmolested sagebrush.
The last few hours of day three were quite scenic, and we are in Coos Bay tonight. We had a relaxing seafood meal and plan to slow the pace for the rest of the trip.
I know I said something about pictures. Believe me you don’t want to see what we saw the first 2 1/2 days and by this afternoon we were both to tired to focus a camera.
Patty is still speaking to me although I would fully understand if she weren’t. No one needs the kind of endurance test she has withstood the past three days.
This one is from the iPad and kind of unedited so forgive the grammar and punctuation errors.
Good Night and God Bless
Dave

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