We have transitioned from the Western States map to the Central States map. Yesterday was a long drive to Cheyenne on the straightest highways I have ever seen. It was good to arrive at the Plains Hotel, in Cheyenne, our home for the night. It is one of those great old hotels with a grand lobby and a tiny elevator and long narrow hallways. The bathrooms have wonderful old tile floors in odd colors—a great place. We recommend it, though the WIFI is spotty.
After our long drive it felt good to get out and walk around Cheyenne. The hotel is in a historic part of town not far from the state Capitol. Across from the hotel is Depot Square and the beautiful old sandstone depot building.
These big boots seem to be all over the place.
Lots of great old buildings in the area.
After a margarita and revitalizing Mexican food we were back to the room. This morning we hit the roads and crossed into Nebraska. More long, straight highways.
We broke up our trip with a lunch stop in North Plains and a visit to the Golden Spike Tower where you can view the huge North Plains Bailey Yards, where the Union Pacific Railroad's huge operation, the largest switching yard in the world, is located. Trains as far as the eye can see.
Though not as cold as it has been, the intense winds in Nebraska today made driving stressful and tiring. Tonight we are in Kearney, Nebraska, heading for Lincoln in the morning.