However, I misread the map assuming there was one last town before that vast area of nothing. Convincing hubby that the town was near, we darn near ran out of gas. During this surreal moment along the salt flats, we noticed a neatly dressed man on the shoulder of the freeway determinedly hauling his luggage behind him. Fortunately, we made it, all 70 miles, to the next gas station. After hubby finally exhaled, we stopped to pick up coffee and lunch (for later) at Starbucks/Safeway just before crossing over the border into Wyoming.
We planned to stop for a lunch break at the Natural History Museum of Western Wyoming College. My children’s pediatrician use to live in Omaha, Nebraska, so he told me the couple worthwhile places to stop along the drive: The Museum and Cabela’s!
The Natural History Museum of Western Wyoming College specializes in prehistoric specimens like life-size dinosaur replicas, fossils and artifacts, all gathered from various sites in Southwestern Wyoming. To prepare for all the dinosaur excitement we spent the morning listening to tons of dinosaur songs!
The boys had been excited ever since hearing their doctor tell me about the museum!
It was actually really cool and since it was a Sunday afternoon, we were pretty much the only people at the museum.
It was really dark inside, so my pictures didn’t turn out very well at all… This was a consistent problem on our trip, but here are a few photos anyways:
The weather in Laramie wasn’t that great, but, thankfully, it was much better than a couple nights prior!