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6/24/2011 – Day 79 – Winnemucca, NV to Citrus Heights, CA – 292.9 Miles

After a very quiet Winnemucca night, we stowed our worldly belongings in the teardrop one last time and, after brief stops at two strategically placed thrift shops, were wending our way westward. We continued across wide expanses of desert, sometimes … Continue reading

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6/23/2011 – Day 78 – Salt Lake City, UT to Winnemucca, NV – 350.2 Miles

We were up and on our way by 10:00 a.m. and enjoying the clear day.  We drove around Salt Lake and the Salt Flats, stopping at the rest stop near the Bonneville Salt Flats measured mile where land speed records … Continue reading

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6/22/2011 – Day 77 – Little America, WY to Salt Lake City, UT – 180.3 Miles

After a restful night in Little America, we loaded up and jumped back on I-80.  We stopped in Evanston in search of thrift or antique shops, but in vain. We continued on into Utah and over to Park City in … Continue reading

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6/21/2011 – Day 76 – Casper, WY to Little America, WY – 273.9 Miles

We enjoyed our night’s rest at the C’mon Inn and appreciated the complementary full breakfast.  Afterward we spent some time enjoying the big Koi pond in the middle of the covered courtyard.  We could get used to this! We reluctantly … Continue reading

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6/20/2011 – Day 75 – Newcastle, WY to Casper, WY – 194.9 Miles

After a surprisingly quiet night in the Newcastle Fountain Motor Inn, we awoke to find that the skies were still gray, it was drizzling, and we needed to find someplace to provide us with breakfast. NOTE:  This motel obviously caters … Continue reading

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6/19/2011 – Day 74 – Badlands National Park, SD to Newcastle, WY – 174.7 Miles

We slept well in a very quiet campground even though the night wind whistled in our windows and even nudged the trailer a bit.  We awoke earlier than usual, possibly due to changing time zones again yesterday.  We are now … Continue reading

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6/18/2011 – Day 73 – Sioux Falls, ND to Badlands National Park – 288.6 Miles

After a satisfactory night at a down-at-the-heels Rodeway Inn, we breakfasted at “The Frying Pan,” a coffee shop right in front of the motel.  The food was good, and we were stunned when the “sticky roll” Diana ordered was almost … Continue reading

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