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The Mid-West

It's surprising what you see along the road-side when you're doing this much driving!

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Hello again!

After all that wildlife-spotting in the National Parks we headed over to Thermopolis - a 4 hour drive - to check out the world's largest natural hot mineral spring. We got there a little late to use the state mineral baths, but we were able to walk around the spring itself which was lovely. Our hotel also had a spa pool fed by the natural spring waters so I was able to take to the waters in the privacy of our hotel, with my book, as the sun went down. It's a hard life!

Paul at Thermopolis

Paul at Thermopolis

From there we headed to Casper to catch up with friends, had a lovely time and stayed overnight, before a pretty long drive today to Omaha in Nebraska where we have enjoyed fabulous steak for dinner. It was 650 miles and about 8.5hours driving time - our longest single day journey of the trip - so I reckon we deserved the steak!

With all this driving it's amazing what you get to see on and alongside America's roads. I was very excited to see a real-life genuine working cowboy on horseback driving his herd along the side of the highway between Jackson and Thermopolis:

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But we've also seen quite a few massive (and I mean more than 100m long) wind-turbine propeller blades being trucked along the interstate, convoys of dusty combine harvesters being transported on the back of trucks between harvesting jobs, as well as the usual assortment of large cranes, diggers and other 'ovesize loads' - they even transport houses by putting a half on each of two massive lorries!

Bye for now!

Posted by MrsB 21:44 Archived in USA

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Wind turbines are truly brilliant.

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