April 12 after hitting one
garage sale, left Twin Falls and headed south and east to Utah. If
I ever get really, REALLY depressed, put me in a car and take me to Maddox
Restaurant in Perry, Utah. I will be instantly improved. THE
BEST meal this side of heaven is here. I spent 3 years of my life
in Brigham City just north of this amazing restaurant that modestly claims
to have "fine food." Goal Number 1 is complete: eat at Moddox!!!
Climbing to nearly 8,000 feet
quite a change from the 7 feet elevation in Pacific City, Oregon.
Clear, warm but there are big fat pillows of snow along side the road.
Wyoming is one long meditation punctuated by air brakes and Little America.
Collapsed in Laramie. Clutch broke on H's truck but he fixed it in
5 minutes. Gracie says, "Howard fix" these were some of her first
words and she's got it right. Only she says that when ANYTHING is
not to her liking, like the weather, etc.
Woke up in Laramie, things
cool and crisp off to get propane for the truck and decided the Laramie
must be in a glitz-free zone. There isn't anything shiny in the whole
town. But I did find a jewel of a coffee shop. If I ever had a coffee
shop I would want it to be like Muddy Waters in downtown Laramie.
A yellow bicycle in the bathroom, 40's cotton dresses hung along the walls
like art work and good coffee. Found a 1/2 price sale at the Salvation
Army and bought a Big Bird head.
On to Scott's Bluff and Alliance,
Nebraska for one of the thrills of my life! After mind-numbing bordom,
arrived at CARHENGE (look it
think) and got to drive Seno right into the middle of it!! Shot 3
rolls of film! Totally blissed out. Limped into Ogalla, spent
from the excitement.
Filling up with gas met a good-looking
Englishman who wished me, "Good travels, lass!" Now THAT was worth
the drive over here! How often do I get called LASS!