Day 65 – August 9, 2001 – We left Jackson this morning, intending to find a restaurant where we could have breakfast but not realizing that our motel was pretty much at the edge of town and there were no restaurants until we reached the community of Bondurant about 40 miles away. In Model T time, that is about 90 minutes. That was our lead-in to the drive today, long stretches of land with very little on it. The towns were spaced about 40 miles apart and, once we left the mountains, you could just about see that 40 miles. The land wasn’t entirely flat but you could see a long way and there wasn’t anything there. Jennifer got stung twice by the same bee in the town of Pinedale, which is a cute little town at the edge of the Bridger-Teton National Forest (four mountains over 13,000 ft.). The woman who handles promotions for the city (Pinedale On-line) came out and took pictures for their website. After we left Pinedale, the country became more and more unappealing. Rock Springs, WY, where we are tonight, is primarily an industrial city, set along the interstate. Not particularly pretty but we did meet a Model T man named Smitty who offered to help us out with T parts. Bruce wanted to talk with him to see what he has but we’re not sure what we would throw out to make room for them. Lucky might have to share his backseat in the Fordor.
Not too many pictures today because it just wasn’t that pretty a drive. And, thankfully, nothing broke down.