We left Kaycee, WY yesterday morning around 9 taking I25 south pass Casper where we picked up US 26 east into Nebraska, driving a total of 243 miles. We are camped at Riverside City Park which includes a small zoo and campground. Probably tomorrow we will take a stroll around the zoo.
The day before we left Kaycee we saw on the map that Ft. Reno was nearby. We decided to take a drive over to look at what we thought would be a historic site.
On the way we drove through sheep being herded down the middle of the road to another pasture.
The trick is driving slowly allowing them to scatter out of the way. Instead of on horseback the sheep-herders were driving 4 wheelers. Ah, modern day cowboying?
After passing a road I thought would take us to Ft. Reno we drove another 10 miles and then turned around. Few things are marked clearly in this area. We then took the road I suspected to be the correct one and found a sign indicating Ft. Reno lay 8 miles ahead.
The paved road turned to gravel. Alas! we found Ft. Reno. Here it is.
There were three small signs along the gravel road noting the location and telling the history. Ft. Reno was the oldest post on the Bozeman Trail. It was in operation from 1865 to 1868. As the Fort had little effect on the Indian activity of the area, it was closed. Obviously.
So here we are back in Nebraska. Holymoly, there is a WalMart in this town. So this morning was spent getting stocked up.
We have not been to the movies in ages. The documentary 2016 is playing at the local theater. That's our plan for tonight.
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