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Fort Laramie

Monday, August 21st, 2017 in Wyoming
Fort Laramie

It took me weeks to figure out where to view the eclipse. Using Google street-view, I clicked through miles of dusty backroads throughout Wyoming and Nebraska. Back and forth I went, lining the images up with the eclipse map and then figuring out the route to get to that location. I had my eye on three rest areas, two truck stops, and about five quiet but charming looking dirt roads. In the end, I decided I needed facilities. Toilets, gift shop, parking. That kind of thing. In the end I decided on either Fort Laramie National Historic Site or Scottsbluff National Monument.

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Assortment

Del Valle Regional Park
Del Valle Regional Park
It’s difficult to not take it personally when you get kicked out of a National Park. Especially when you’re someone who adores National Parks as much as I do. It soon became clear that the debt ceiling crisis was not going to resolve itself any time soon.
South Loughton Valley Park
South Loughton Valley Park
Things have calmed down considerably since last week but I’m still trying to identify ways to better control my daily routine and in doing so protect the quality of my free time. The solution? Regular walks.
The Lizard
The Lizard
Today, we visited The Lizard, the most southerly point of the British mainland. The weather continued to be unpredictable but for several hours the cloud cover broke and we enjoyed stunning blue skies.