After our great experience at Buffalo Bill State Park, we decided to stay at more of Wyoming State Parks. Next on our route was Boysen State Park. However, we didn't calculate at couple of things: 1) It's too hot to be camping without power (AC) and 2) it's too close to Thermopolis to keep our momentum going. We traveled 30 miles down a beautiful gorge and through three tunnels to Boysen State Park and reservoir. Ray looked at me and said, "Did we realize how short our trip would be today?" My response, "Of Course...."
A traveler at Eagle Campground said the camping spots on the north end are shadier than closer to the reservoir so we pulled into the Lower Park. The was good information. Along the reservoir the sites had full sun.
The site was along the Wind River and had trees for shade. All looked good. And then came the flies. Never had so many flies. We drove to Riverton and purchased everything we could think of to reduce the number of flies.
Second day there, we headed back to the beautiful Thermopolis and the state park and sat in the shade plotting our route and making reservations at RV parks with electricity (aka Air Conditioning)
I guess we are getting soft in our old age. Upside of retreating to Thermopolis: We soaked one more time in the mineral pool at the State Park and got a free shower.
HEADING EAST AGAIN TO DOUGLAS WYOMING
Saw lots of oil rigs and cows.