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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

LITTLE AMERICA - GREEN RIVER

CAMEL AT GREEN RIVER, WYOMING
THE CAMEL AT GREEN RIVER, WYOMING

SAM ON I-80 IN GREEN RIVER, WYOMING


I-80 AT GREEN RIVER, WYOMING




GREEN RIVER, WYOMING SANDSTONE ERODING CLIFFS





ERODING CLIFFS I-80 AT GREEN RIVER, WYOMING




GREEN RIVER, WYOMING SANDSTONE CLIFFS






VIEW FROM MOTEL AT GREEN RIVER, WYOMING






SAM & ME AT LITTLE AMERICA








JOHN & ALICA WITH SAM AT LITTLE AMERICA









SAM ON US 30 OVERPASS OF I-80











SAM AT LITTLE AMERICA










UP BEFORE DAYLIGHT.

Had an early B'fast: best pancake I ever tasted & bowl of Hot Oatmeal.

Took SAM out of her trailer. SAM had some damage in recent weeks of transport...nothing serious. SAM & ME walked I-80 3 miles back to US 30, then out to Grainger & back on US 30, then back to Little America., completing yesterday walk from Opal.

SAM performed without a flaw...creating LOTS of "honks" and waves from I-80 trucks & cars...I was so proud to be with her where hundreds see what a beautiful machine she is.

Truck/Auto repair Shop @ Little America helped me repair SAMs broken Solar Panel Strut...now better than ever.

Making my way back to my room took better part of two hours; countless questions...numerous pictures, including Little America photographer---for their archives.
Pic of John & Alica, who, but for their 9 kids, would join SAM & Me....Oh, well, we all have ptiorities.

About to check out of my room & move the Van out a couple exits. Little America Restaurant may give me a ride back to Little America so SAM & ME can take our first long walk.

Will try to make Green River by tonight.

I-80 is NO problem. Nice 6-foot wide bicycle lane to walk, and drivers are exceptionally aware of SAM & ME. I actually now look forward to walking I-80


More Later




Now later...9 pm local, actually. SAM & ME are in Green River, having walked the 22 miles this afternoon at the zenith of heat...again around 100 out on the road ,




Was not going so far, but Little America Hotel Manager, Scott, said he needed to go to Green River & offered to give me a ride back to Little America...so Green River it was.




The walk, all on I-80 was a non-event...just the way we like. Did strain my right shin muscle, so must pay careful attention for a couple days.




Tomorrow, plan to walk to Jim Bridger Coal-fired Power Plant. Some 38 years ago I had a hand in operation of their Bucket-Wheel Excavator/Loader. Wheel has 32 buckets...a pickup truck can drive into each bucket. Hope they will receive me...they owe me (a later blog). In a word, the machine is BIG.




GREEN river has always been fascinating to me because of the exceptional cliffs bordering the Green River. I first came to Green River in 1952 riding a train...I wa awed then and was still awed as I walked into Green River today...pics attached hereto

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