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Great article about the cluelessness of many American travelers. I will always remember Cody as it was just about 10 miles west of there, after coming out of Yellowstone (just over those hills), that one of my front brake pads disintegrated. Imagine my concern, and that of my family, when we saw chunks of metal trailing out behind my Dodge Caravan. I slowly made it to Cody. It being a Saturday I was worried that I would not find anyone open to help or that parts would not be available in such a “remote” locale. As it turned out, a local gas station/garage was open and the extremely helpful mechanic called the nearby NAPA store and was able to replace the pads and I was on my way after only an hour delay. One of many great memories of my numerous cross country trips while in the Navy. When I retire for good I hope I can get back out to Wyoming again. Great state with lots to see! I currently reside outside of Harrisburg, PA — think I can make it there by nightfall??? :)p>Thanks for the article. br> — Mike /p> p> I always enjoy the insight Bill brings to your pages. My wife and I travel, via car, all over the United States and it is so true that many people simply do not understand distance. Our recent trip to Glacier National Park drove this point home for us once again too. I think some folks expect their video world to extend to instant video vacations, and hurry up about it!. What ever happened to stopping to smell the roses? br> — Roger Ross br> Tomahawk, WI /p>
What a great article!!
When I was a teenager in the 50’s growing up in North Dakota, I was on tour bus full of teenagers on my way to New York City when a young man noticed my name tag and asked if North Dakota was a state yet?! I told him that in North Dakota we were taught the states and their capitals in second grade. North Dakota like Wyoming has vast open spaces that I consider very beautiful.p>I am also alarmed at the little knowledge that many of our citizens have about our great country.