We began the day driving into Wyoming (another new state to us). . .
We were impressed with the visitors center. . .
We headed to Devils Tower National Monument (made famous by the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind- I've never seen the movie, and am not a fan of aliens, but an curious about it now) . . .
We marveled at the gigantic rock. . .
We drove right by a field of prairie dogs. . .
And we kept driving, back to South Dakota, then on to North Dakota. I did a lot more knitting, and finished listening to The Hunger Games (As a side note: I was very curious about the story and saw the potential for an incredible good vs. evil battle. Upon reading it I did see and appreciate sacrificial love that was shown, but was not satisfied with the book as a whole. Though there were glimpses of good being greater, I felt that the characters didn't grow and the Capitol was a kind of rotten god who had the ultimate power. I have begun reading the second book, and am interested to see if the series ties things up well. Overall, I think it has a lot worthy of discussion and would love to hear any thoughts you have on it.) I also listened to music. . .
While stopping at a gas station, we spotted a pony. . .
We drove by fields and hills and heavy clouds that seemed to touch the ground. . .
We entered Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 58 degree weather and dodged drops of rain. . .
We admired the North Dakota Badlands. . .
We saw a bison way off in the distance (so, not a technically close encounter, but close enough :). . .
We saw the sky grow bright again. . .
I untangled and wound grey yarn. . .
And we ate a late dinner at a Texas road house in Montana (ironically, we had eaten at one in South Dakota the last two nights- turns out they are helpful with food allergies). . .
So we didn't really encounter any danger, but we're getting closer to the North West- one state, park, monument, gas station, restaurant, and day at a time. Blessings~ Megan