Weather kept us in Laramie for three nights, but our philosophy of "going with the flow" coupled with a bit of serendipity had us really liking this little college town before we left. With a population of about 35,000, it's tucked between the Laramie Mountains to the east and the Snowy Range to the west, at an elevation of a bit over 7,000 feet. The people we met were generally easy with a smile and quick to chat. We made it a point to get back here during the summer which, we're told, is "prime-time".
The forecast for the rest of the week is windy, then windier. If we didn't take advantage of today's relatively calm conditions, we might have qualified as citizens of Laramie. During the past few days the State Patrol closed I-80 through here a number of times due to wind and accidents. It happens frequently during Winter.
We were on the road by 7:20 this morning and continued our battle with headwinds. Other than that we had a good day and made good time. We stayed on I-80 all the way to I-84 at the foot of Echo Canyon, just above Salt Lake City. I-84 will be our route for the rest of our run into Portland. We're at a motel in Burley Idaho tonight and anxious to get into Portland tomorrow afternoon.