June 23, 2017
Heading West - Day Two
Sidney, Nebraska to Rock Springs, Wyoming
7 hours (driving time)
Cold departure, but sunny from Laramie to Rock Springs
We were concerned about a possible delay between Cheyenne and Laramie, due to a late spring snow storm, which left Cheyenne with 8 1/2 inches of snow. However, the road, which had been closed for a couple of days, had reopened and was perfectly clear by the time we were ready to leave Sidney. We had a great lunch (clam chowder and a BLT) at Jeffrey's Bistro in Laramie and an excellent coffee just down the street at Night Heron Bookstore. Cute town!
The drive to Rock Springs was beautiful. We saw lots of wind-turbines, which looked pretty against the snowy hillsides. After settling in at our hotel and checking out recommendations on TripAdvisor, we headed out for dinner. We wound up at Bitter Creek Brewing, which had great beer and decent food.
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The view from Sierra Trading Post
Lots of snow!
Heading to Laramie. Love the red rocks!
Delicious clam chowder
Excellent coffee! Wish we could've spent more time relaxing here.
Reminded me of The Mill in Lincoln. I would definitely hang out here!
Roadkill and Sweetwater Wheat
Bitter Creek Brewing
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Our goofy waiter!