I really hate driving past oil refineries and huge swaths of salinated land- and it’s reflected in the locations of both of my speeding tickets to date. (no, I totally don’t almost cry every time I get pulled over.) Really though, despite my brushes with the law, in my mind Wyoming has always been like a dentist appointment; something to get through as quickly as possible.
But then one day (last week) I happened to stray from I25, and lo and behold- there are all sorts of rad things in Wyoming that you just don’t see from the highway! With a bunch of places with cool names like Splitrock and Tensleep out there, I discovered that Wyoming is nowhere near as useless of a state as I once thought. So from now on I’m bringing a tent and taking the long way home… it’s worth it.