Although we started later than we had wanted, we arrived in the lovely ‘burg’ of Rawlins, Wyoming by dark. Rawlins is the center of sheep and cattle country in Wyoming as well as being noted for “Rawlins Red,” a red pigment containing hematite, an oxide of iron mined nearby that is purported to prevent rust and said to have been used in the paint on the Brooklyn Bridge. Rawlins is also the location for the Wyoming State Prison. Getting to Rawlins on I-80 was quite the adventure-winds gusting 35+ mph and we saw drifts of snow easily over 6 ft. tall off the highway. The vistas were wide and impressive. Understandably, there are loads of wind farms.
Sam approved of our room at the Fairmont Inn. He gave it a 4-paw rating and couldn’t contain his tail-wagging glee (note blurred tail) although us uprights have counted at least 7 coal trains chugging by since we arrived in the early evening. Keep your fingers crossed that we make better time tomorrow since we have about 800 miles to go before reaching our destination in California.
Live, love, bark! <3