|Summit Tavern once stood atop Sherman Hill|
The "Oldest House" in the world, built 1933
|Close up of the fossil House|
|Thunderbird Lodge, Laramie|
We proceeded down Highway 30 toLaramie, home of the University of Wyoming. We then headed east towards Sherman Hill. Sherman Hill is the highest point on the Lincoln Highway. It features a monument to Abraham Lincoln as well as a Henry Joy Memorial.
|Henry Joy Monument|
|A somber Abe Lincoln|
After Sherman Hill we drove to the Ames Monument which was located on what was then the highest point on the transcontinental railroad. The Ames Monument was paid for by Union Pacific to recognize the Ames brothers for their efforts in securing funding for the transcontinental railroad and also for their considerable contributions to the effort. The Ames monument is meant to blend with the surrounding rock formations
|Me standing at base of Ames Monument for perspective|
|Lobby of Plains Hotel|
|Depot in Cheyenne|
Dennis showing of the elevator in the
Before leaving Cheyenne, we also photographed the Lincoln theater and stopped to see The Big Boy. Big Boy is the largest steam locomotive ever built.
|Big boys examining the Big Boy|
|"Wait! Wasn't that Tree Rock?"|
After Cheyenne we drove quickly to the Wyoming – Nebraska border. It was good by Wyoming and hello to the cornhusker state.
We didn't make it far into Nebraska. A few miles over the border I exited Highway 80 and opted for US 30. I was surprised what a difference this made in the trip and in my well-being.
|Interstate 80 in Western Nebraska|
|Culvert from Lincoln Highway Days|
|Cabela's, the Mothership|
The Cabela's at Sydney features a campground. We stayed there and found it very noisy.
Tomorrow we will drive further east and hopefully further from the dominating interstate.