There’s so much catching up to do tonight after boondocking out in the Routt National Forest outside of Steamboat Springs, CO. Due to some crazy mountain storms, our satellite service was iffy at best, so we couldn’t get online. We had to find other things to do over the last few days, like fish, mountain bike, hike, knit, and play with Jerry. It was hard to leave Seedhouse Campground, the best campground we’ve taken the RV to yet. But we have to keep moving.
Both Jim and I agree that we love Colorado. But the areas we love are so darn expensive and out of reach. So now here we are, in a KOA by the side of a major interstate in Laramie, WY.
We’re on the way to Devils Tower National Monument (we’ll miss the Sturgis rally by 2 weeks…darn!). But we stopped in Laramie on the way, because of an Utne Reader list that claimed Laramie is “One of America’s Most Enlightened Towns.” Their reasoning is because the University of Wyoming is here. So we thought we’d check it out.
Well, people here are definitely friendly, and although there is a bit of bohemian academia attitude and appearances here, there’s definitely not enough of it for us to stay longer. Also, my Dad reminded me that Laramie is where the horrific Matthew Shepard murder happened in 1998. Yikes.
Laramie, and the flatlands in general, are definitely not for us. Bye bye Laramie.