I made it to Sheridan Wyoming just about lunchtime and found myself a comfortable area of the Walmart parking lot to spend the night .
It's nice driving through Wyoming. There are rolling hills and scenic views almost everywhere you look. But the best thing is the towns are small, even their big cities like Cheyenne, Casper, and Sheridan, are still small compared to most cities. Which means there's no crowds, there's not much traffic, and it's easy to pull a trailer around. But more important is the interstates not crowded. Here it is the middle of tourist season and once you leave the city's the interstates are almost empty so you can put it on cruise and sit back and relax.
The upcoming solar eclipse is all the rage in Wyoming. I guess the best part of the eclipse is going to pass directly over Wyoming, and since Wyoming has a lot of cloudless days this time of year Wyoming is apparently a big deal as a viewing area. From what I understand places like campgrounds and motels are already booked for the eclipse and the government is worried about people trespassing on private land and having run-ins with rifle toting ranchers. And I heard on the radio this morning since there's a lot of reservation land in Wyoming, the Indians have said they will let people camp on Indian land for $500. That seems a bit high for an eclipse when you can get the same effect by putting your head under a blanket for two minutes.
The Anderson ultimate hitch got tested a little today and performed just like it was supposed to. Leaving the state Park this morning I drove down about a mile of twisty, hilly, bumpy, dirt road and the hitch never did anything to make me nervous. Then when I pulled into the Walmart in Sheridan the parking lot was kind of full, must be payday or something, and I had to make several sharp turns to get to where I wanted to be and the trailer pin box never touched the bed walls. So it looks like I've made it through another day without finding any faults with the Andersen hitch.
A mother wild turkey and a few of her turklets gobbled their way through my campsite just before dark last night.
When I went to get in the truck this morning I found my rearview mirror hanging by the wires. It looks like the stickum let go. I held it up with some duct tape until I can re-glue it it to the windshield. Fortunately for me a rearview mirror is all but useless while pulling a Fifth wheel.