So we left Casper, in twenty to thirty mile per hour winds, and headed to Rock Springs. Reaching Wal-Mart, Renita was able to get her prescription refilled. As camping is so expensive there we took a break from the high winds and spent the night in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
Getting up early I looked out the window and saw a circle of trucks, all surrounding piles of antlers. Watching a bit I walked over and the people graciously allowed me to take some images. See in Wyoming its shed season and it was an antler buyer purchasing sheds.
Shed season is the time where people search for the antlers that deer and elk lose before they grow the new ones. It can be quite a bonanza as one lucky lady found a set of mule deer antlers that sold for six thousand dollars. Most however end up being ground up into powder and served to Asian men as a kind of natural sex enhancer.
After taking images we finished packing up and headed to Star Valley. Again we fought a head wind, which dropped our mileage. Luckily the snow and ice had all melted from Salt River Pass and we reached our lot in Star Valley RV Resort. That’s where we will be for most of the summer, except for a brief trip to the Escapade in Gillette in late June.
It has been the longest loop we have ever done, From Wyoming to Alaska and then wintering to Florida and Texas. We are both glad to actually sit for the summer and take our first big break from the constant driving. Now we have time to do some rock hounding! Clear skies