And wow, does it take a long time to get here!
We left Casper at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning thinking we would get to his mom's around around 2 a.m. At about 12:30 a.m. we realized this was a pipe dream and at the rate we were going we wouldn't pull in until probably 4:30 a.m.!
We began weighing our options. We came prepared with camping equipment for my family reunion at the end of the week, so we started looking up campsites and state parks. After a wild goose chase or two for parks that ended up being a lot farther off the interstate than what we hoped, we finally found one.
We pulled in around 2 a.m. and stopped dutifully at the entrance station to check rules and campsite prices. We discovered there were no prices and one of the rules was no setting up camp after 11 p.m.
Huh. That's not gonna work.
We made an executive decision: We're going to pull in anyway.
We were tired. We weren't going to be there more than 3-4 hours. We weren't even going to bother with setting up the tent. We just needed a slot for some zzz's!
So...we slept and skipped. I admit it. And...I stand by it! I own our rule-breaking decision!
Todd waking up in the truck. Worst. Sleep. Ever.
Foggin' up the windows! Just kidding. Too tired for parkin'! See Rigby peeking up there...?
My side of the truck. Todd was all cramped after sleeping with the steering wheel in his lap. I asked him why he didn't just turn and put his feet up in the middle of the seat. His reply? He's not a 12-year-old girl who can bend like Gumby. I laughed - a lot...
Pulling out of our hiding place...
The coffee cup I had grand plans of using as a rinse cup for brushing my teeth! Two things I CAN'T STAND: not brushing my teeth or washing my face before bed. Neither of these things happened that night. I was broken hearted when I figured out our toothpaste was in the truck bed. We each chewed a piece of Orbitz mint-flavored gum instead... UGH.
Approaching the entrance to the park... Uh-oh!
I'm not sure if Todd is leaning back for me to get a photo, or if he's trying to not be visible as we pass by. The office doesn't open until 8 a.m. and it was 6:30 a.m. We skipped early to avoid our captors! To bad we didn't have Beyonce and Jay Z's Bonnie and Clyde song playing...
See ya' Willow River...!
Nice knowin' ya!