Last Monday Brian was going to Torrington to spend the night. He had a meeting at his company's headquarters first thing Tuesday morning, so they were putting him up in a hotel since it's a 5 hour drive on the other side of the state. I decided to go along for the ride, since I hadn't had enough of the car from our trip home from Utah on Sunday.
We stopped in the big city of Casper for a late dinner--Sonic hamburger and strawberry slushie. We arrived in Torrington around 8:30. The next morning I dropped Brian off at his meeting and decided to drive to Nebraska. Torrington is a small town about the same size as Worland. Because it's on the other side of the mountains it's a lot greener, especially as you head into Nebraska. The state line is about 10 miles away and the city of Scott's Bluff is just about a 30 minute drive. I explored the city, which is about three times the size of Worland. I happily stopped at Target. I also explored a store called Menards, which is like a combination of Wal-Mart and Lowe's. It was strange to see washer and dryers sold next to grocery items.
On the way back I stopped at the historical markers and read about the peace treaty that was signed between the Indian tribes and the white men on the banks of the Platte River. I picked up Brian and on the way back we also stopped at Fort Laramie, which was the first settlement in Wyoming. The original fort is still there, but was closed so we couldn't go in.
We also saw an eagle's nest and stopped to take a picture, There was an eagle in it which flew out as we were stopped!
We again stopped in Casper and went to the mall and walked around for awhile to stretch our legs. We took advantage of the frozen yogurt shop while we were there, it's been forever since I've had frozen yogurt!
It was a great itty bitty vacation!