Yes, indeed. Our car broke down, just a few miles from the Wyoming state border. As you can see there isn't much to look at in the middle of the US.
Let me explain. I know absolutely nothing about cars, but when the muffler area of the car began smoking, I decided that wasn't a good sign and nudged my brother, who had plugged into his ipod seconds after we got gas and switched drivers. We decided to pull over to the side of the road and since my brother doesn't know much about cars either, we called my dad. From the description of the white smoke, he thought it might have something to do with the oil...but since there was a town just 5 miles away, we kept driving, slowly.
We made it to Wyoming! Yay!
I don't remember what the name of the town was that we stopped in, but it was VERY small. It had an Alligator Motel, a gas station, one church, and that's about it! Thankfully, after two hours waiting and less than $100 in repairs, we were back on the road! The car repair turned out to be something transmission-related, a tiny hole in some pipe or something?
My brother and I wanted to see Colorado, so we took a detour not long after entering Wyoming. My plan was just to drive to the "Welcome to Colorado" sign and then turn around. My brother said that was boring, to drive back the same way as we came in, and chose a different road on the map to have us travel on. We were in Colorado for FOUR hours. Thank you, bro, for your mad map skills.
We enjoyed the mountains from afar, and then up close!
Here's what happened. He wanted to visit the first town in Colorado that we'd come to, which happened to be Fort Collins. Fine. Then, he had us head West instead of North, but the road that was on the map was a TINY road, in the middle of mountains, with a speed limit of about 20. It was 60 miles long... thus, our 4 hours in Colorado!
I have to admit though, it was gorgeous, and I enjoyed the lonnnng drive. My brother slept through all of it and when he looked at the map later to see where we were, he was sorely disappointed to see that we hadn't gone far. Who's fault was that?
The sky was so open and gorgeous-- perfect!
Before we knew it (HAHA!) the mountains seemed far away again and the wide open plains were our friends! My brother was STILL sleeping, so I snapped a few photos while driving- he would have gotten mad if I stopped.
Isn't that cool?
Woohoo, fun roller coaster roads!!!
I can imagine the horses LOVE their home if they live here!
My friend Jess would absolutely love to live right here-- my dad, too. While I enjoyed my visit, I'm not sure I could do it!
At some point, we re-entered Wyoming- but in some of these pictures, I'm not sure if we're in Colorado or Wyoming!
The afternoon wore on, the scenery changing slowly
I don't know why, but I really like this picture!
The sun began setting...at this point, I had no idea what time zone we were in or what time it was at home...it didn't really matter though!
Somewhere around nightfall, we entered Utah- our tenth state at the end of two days on the road...