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Day 31: Event in Casper, WY
Another rainy day. Thought we were out of the rain for a while but I was wrong. We did get some clearing about 4pm, just in time for a high elevation side trip.
We held our first noontime event at the Natrona County Public Library. Don’t know if it was the rain or event time but in spite of the Library’s promotions we only had one person attend. This has been Sal’s biggest fear all along, that we would have an event without good attendance. Interesting that this situation came up in the largest town we visit in the West. Like every other event, we learned from this one, namely that the best chance for success is to partner with another event going on at the library.
We still did the safety pin chain creation and adorning local-interest books. This resulted in another beautiful group of adorned books that will become part of our exhibit at the Newport Visual Arts Center opening June 9.
Thanks to Betsy at the Natrona County Public Library for all her help with our event and her suggestions of restaurants and tourist activities. Betsy has lots of Northwest connections (native of Corbett, OR, U of Washington grad) and we had a great time talking about our NW home.
After the event, we had “linner” at FireRock Steakhouse (yum!) and took a side trip to Casper Mountain. I commented yesterday about gaining 2,500 ft of elevation in a day traveling to Casper. On Casper Mountain we gained 2,500 ft. of elevation in less than 30 minutes. Gorgeous views from up there. Casper has lots year-round sports options and Casper Mountain is a winner for winter sports.
Headed to Wapiti, WY today, just outside the SE entrance to Yellowstone National Park. This will be a beautiful drive to one of the most scenic areas of the US. Sunny forecast for the next 3 days; YAY!