Leaving Riverton was as picturesque as entering it, although soon the landscape became more interesting.
We stopped at Thermopolis, where for the first time I saw a man wearing a proper American hat. Why the proliferation of baseball caps when you can wear one of these?
We had gone to Thermopolis as Phil wanted to swim in their free state owned thermal swimming pool. I was almost up for joining him until I got out of the car and sniffed. Sulphur certainly does smell like rotten eggs. I left him to plunge in and wandered around the park doing an Ingress mission…….
……………..which took me to this – Mother Shipton’s cave on speed.
I took a photograph of Phil bobbing around in the stink of rotten eggs. He said that he didn’t notice the gorgeous brunette who appeared to be feeling him up as he was deep in conversation with the bearded chap in front of him. Hmmm..
We had a wander around afterwards, to marvel at the warm river, and the encrustations (there is a proper word for this but neither Phil nor I can remember it) and saw a man catching a fish. It should have been poached, but was bouncing around on the floor in a distressing manner. I would never make a hunt saboteur as we just walked off and left the fish to it’s fate. For heaven’s sake – either clout it on it’s head and kill and eat it. or put it back in the river.
We drove on to Meeteetsie. How could you not stop at a place called Meeteetsie? It appears that not many do, as the places that weren’t for sale were shut. We parked at the museum (shut), passed the chocalatier, (shut) and went for a drink in the bar. (for sale)
In the bar was a range of flavoured liquor – including one called ‘Hot Dame’.
We had a drink (not hot dame) and walked past the gift shop (for sale)
The scenery started getting more and more scenic, we didn’t stop again until we passed the site of the Smith Mine disaster – hadn’t heard of it before. The mine was in a desolate spot – nothing at all around it.
We were surprised at how far up the mountain the apartment was – and at just how beautiful both the scenery and the apartment were.
The fairies found a bear to play with.
Chicken pie for dinner -cheating!
Distance driven 410 miles
Distance walked 1 mile