9/17/16 (Saturday) in Wheatland, WY (Lewis Park (city) – donation)
Since we had over 200 miles to go today, we were on our way by 7:45, south on WY 120 until Shoshoni when we turned east onto US Hwy 20. Believe it or not, the US Hwy was more narrow than the State Hwy. Both were 2 lane, but the land was quite open, so it was easy enough for others to pass us. This route was really open, even more like West Texas. The good thing about 2 lanes in Wyoming is there is very little traffic. John spotted a pronghorn in the distance, in time for me to get a nice look. We learned at the Buffalo Bill Center that they are not antelopes but a unique species, “the last living member of a family that evolved exclusively in North America.” We even spotted a few oil derricks. Just before our rest area was the town of Hiland: population 10.
After fueling up at the Flying J in Casper we were on I-25 S until Wheatland. We saw signs for 80 mph speed limit on the freeway.
An address for Lewis Park that could work with your GPS is 14 Recreation Drive, Wheatland, WY. When you see this sign, continue on that road. The RV sites are on the left, back in. Each shares a pedestal with 2 power boxes with 30/50 power. No potable water. When leaving there is a dump site with non potable water. They only ask for donations. You will face a lovely large treed grassy park with restrooms. We arrived around noon. Of the 16 possible sites, we were the only ones here all day.
After lunch John got busy cleaning our windshield and front levelers while I took a nap. We found a grocery store, Thrifty, but decided to wait until Cheyenne to buy anything. Beautiful day for relaxing.