Western Hills Campground
Geez, Ol' Man Winter has been playing tricks on us since we left Arizona! We were going to head to Laramie on a 4 hour drive, but once again another storm is coming and calling for heavy snow and winds along I80. With some rerouting, we made the 2 hour drive to Rawlins and chose a private park with hookups. With our Good Sam discount we got full hookups for $25. Well, the water was off so it was really just electric. Very nice to have electric when it's supposed to be hovering just above zero with the windchill.
It was already starting to flurry when we got there.
Just a gravel lot style park, but ok for the two nights we'd be here.
We had plenty of groceries, water in the fresh tank and 50 amp electric baby. It's all good.
I know this says Laramie, but we're not far and it's the same weather all around here.
All settled in and it continues to snow. We're cozy though.
And we wake up in the morning to a couple inches.
As we leave it starts to snow lightly at the pass. We drive by a turned over 18-wheeler.
What's that ahead? Some blue skies!
There are two wings, each with three levels of cells in the middle. Two prisoners to a cell.
Tiny cells. There is a guard lookout in each corner.
My favorite part was the Broom Building. They had the prisoners make brooms.
There were also some very talented furniture makers.
See his initials in the center?
The detail is so amazing and intricate.
Hmm, maybe a Hurley coat in my future? (just kidding!)
The barn with some antique farming equipment and buggies. Careful the icicles don't get you!
St. Mary's of the Plains church
My favorite was the tile floor in the back room that at first looked like a rug.
And then there's this guy.
There is an entire display just for Butch Cassidy and his gang. Steve just loves this stuff. We've been to many sites where outlaws lived, robbed and are buried over the years. One of the best displays of Butch Cassidy we've seen.
Like Butch, we loved the town of Lander.
I like the timeline maps they had up. It showed all the bank and train robberies.
Nobody really knows when or how Butch Cassidy died or where he was buried.
"It's possible that the bodies of the iconic desperados remain buried elsewhere in the San Vicente cemetery or even outside of its walls. Without any conclusive proof of the whereabouts of the bodies of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, however, their ultimate fate remains a mystery."
--according to the web.