As Out West Vacation 2013 came to an end, we found ourselves driving across Wyoming. Wyoming is big. Large expanses of it are apparently uninhabited. Sure, I guess you could say somewhat the same thing for Indiana, but it seems way more pronounced out in the west. I would sometimes wonder what would happen if you had car trouble, out here miles from anywhere.
We came across some neat geological features, including this one, known as Hell’s Half Acre or the Devil’s Kitchen. I learned that this spot was used as the location for filming the fictional planet Klendathu in the movie “Starship Troopers,” although from its title, I doubt that’s a film I’ll be watching anytime soon (Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival).
Also, Indians used to drive herds of buffalo over the edges and into this canyon, the easier to hunt them, I suppose. Imagine that scene!
And a stop at the University of Wyoming geology museum in Laramie. This was my husband’s idea, as I think he had seen the museum featured on some scientific TV shows he watched. It was quite small, just manned by a bored student, and hey — who can say no to looking at a dinosaur skeleton?
Just a bit left across Wyoming before we cross over into Colorado. Join me next time …