We left Yellowstone through the East Gate, which just about made our day…road construction for better than 9 miles. Now I mean road construction. They were rebuilding the road that ran right on the side of a mountain. There were spots that made us stop because there just wasn’t any room left on the down-side of the mountain as we approached on-coming traffic. The road bed was nothing but dirt and rock, not gravel, but rock. Again we just happened to be the front vehicle, so that saved us from any possible rock chip damage. When we finally pulled out of the park, we entered some more absolutely beautiful Absaroka Mountains (Central Rockies). The colors, the designs of the rocks, and the totally unspoiled countryside made this a complete package of beauty. There were these formations that looked and reminded us of the fortress walls of Old Europe. Even a couple looked so much like castles that we had to look again…where are we anyway??? Well, we are in Northwestern Wyoming and being entertained through our eyes all the way to Cody. After lunch and filling our gas tanks in Cody, we headed for Sheridan and our next campground. Now we are in the rolling hills of Wyoming, which were made up more of sage and open range. The next morning we headed off to see “Devil’s Tower” and our next overnight campground. As we crested the top of the ridge and saw Devil’s Tower rising up out of the ground as if it had been thrust out of the crust of the earth as a punctuation point…all by it’s self. Many times we have driven by the basalt stone alongside I-90 going to Spokane. This stone, almost 6 to 8 sided columns, that is the same with Devil’s Tower, only on the tower, it rises 867 feet. Looking at the top of the tower, it is like looking as a parquet floor, only octagonal vs. squares.