Vacation 2022 – Day 6 and 7 – Visiting Riverton and Casper

Today is my last day here in Wyoming! It’s been a fun week not only to explore but to hang out with my sister who lives here in Wyoming. On the last day we stayed in Riverton and boy is it in interesting small town! On the way in we passed an area that i actual drove through in American Truck Simulator! While I have to dig through my files to find the real pictures, I will be comparing the real deal with the game version. In the meantime, my parents are staying in Wyoming for the next few days while i sadly have to go home. The last place I stayed at is a ranch that has some RV spots where people can park their RV or rent one which we rented one that was already on the property!

On our way to Casper which is where the airport is we stopped at a spot called Hells Half Acre. Not only did i visit this location in American Truck Simulator but i learned it’s one of the main locations when they filmed the movie Starship Troopers!

I am definitely coming back to Wyoming not only to visit my sister but to explore some more! There is so many areas I yet to explore that I wanted to see! Goodbye Wyoming! Hope to see you again!

Vacation 2022 – Day 5 – Visiting Yellowstone Nation Park

For the next to last day of my vacation we finally head to Yellowstone Nation Park as we visit old faithful!

On our way we did many stops! Found some bison just chilling next to the lake! Going to the lake and just enjoying the view (away from the bison of course). We went to a waterfall! Found a gift shop with a gas station and then we headed to Old faithful!

We finally made it to Old Faithful and boy was in amazingly beautiful!

In the same area there were these pools of water that is heated by the earths core!

It’s amazing how beautiful this area was! Sadly, there were spots that were scorched by wildfires but there were trees regrowing! We didn’t go to all the spots I wanted to go but since my sister live in Wyoming, we can do more in a later date! As I am writing this we are actually about to leave since I was so dead tired when we got back, I didn’t write this until i woke up. My next entry for “tomorrow” will be my last day here in Wyoming as we visit the area of Riverton! After that I am flying home so nothing to really share for the fly home. We may visit the casino in Riverton that’s ran by the natives! You’ll see in the next entry!

Vacation 2022 – Day 4 – Still Visiting Cody, Wyoming

Today while we were supposed to go to Yellowstone we ended up going to the Buffalo Bill Museum which had a lot of neat exhibits. One was dedicated to Buffalo Bill and the history of not only Cody but the west in general. There was also an exhibit that was dedicated to Natives in the area. There was an art gallery and a gun museum as well! The gun museum was very interesting! It’s one of the largest collections and so many to look at i felt you can spend two days it had so many guns!

After visiting the museum, we went to the Buffalo Bill Dam where on the way there we saw some beautiful mountain views!

Vacation 2022 – Day 3 – Visiting Cody, Wyoming

Today was a relaxing day of hanging out in Cody, Wyoming where it was founded by Buffalo Bill! We had lunch at the hotel that Buffalo Bill opened in 1908!

Didn’t do a lot today other than walk around town. It was really hot! We planned to relax today before we head to Yellowstone tomorrow. That’s going to be one of the highlights of the trip! Here’s some photos of the mountains in between the town we are staying at Cody! It’s really beautiful here in Wyoming!

Vacation 2022 – Days 1 and 2

My sister moved to Wyoming around this time last year and it’s been a year since she moved! I had some vacation time so Me, my mother and my step-father drove all the way to Wyoming to visit! Don’t worry I am flying home since there is no way i can stand the drive home!

We left North Carolina at 9am on Tuesday and headed to Mount Vernon, Illinois which was the first 10 hours of our 39 hour overall drive! Nothing really to share since I slept most of the way.

Official Day 1

We drove 11 hours to Ogallala, Nebraska! Was a fun drive! I drove the first 5 hours. One of the major areas we drove through was St Louis, Missouri!

A little further into our trip we went through parts of Kansas City, Missouri and the traffic was a little heavier but we were able to see the Royals Stadium!

We went through Iowa and then Nebraska which was our final destination for the day! My god was there so much farm land! Nothing but corn! At this time we were in Mountain Time where it’s two hours off.

Day 2

We left Ogallala around 6am and was in Wyoming in the first hour of our 9 hour last leg. We headed to a unique gas station in Buford, Wyoming where this town is just a Trading Post and a house! It’s a ghost town which was actually previosly known as the town with a population of one! The original owner of the trading post lived there for over 20 years and moved out in 2004! The new owner lives 30 minutes away but does still maintain the gas station/trading post! Prior to our trip i was able to visit this in the game American Truck Simulator

I was able to actually compare the video game to the real thing and boy was it accurate!

I sadly forgot take a photo of the actual Post office that is mainly just 10 or so boxes! The house which was behind the Gas Station is just empty but that was where the former owner lived! It was pretty neat to visit this little town!

As for the rest of the trip we past this area where we saw some great mountain views!

There’s a lot more to explore! Not sure what we plan to do tomorrow but i can’t wait to at least go to Yellowstone! I’m exhausted! Been a long drive! I will be posting more as this vacation progresses!