Utah, Part 2: Wyoming

Read Part 1 about Snowbird and Cecret Lake if you missed it! 

Yes, you read that right. Utah, Part 2 is Wyoming.

Turns out Wyoming is only a little over an hour from Salt Lake City. Go to Wyoming? Absolutely.

Jennifer and I travel well together, simply because neither one of us is very big on planning things. We had a vague idea of what we wanted to do, but nothing set in stone. So when we found out Wyoming was so close, and I suggested, hey let’s go have lunch in Wyoming, Jennifer was all for it. Neither of us had ever been, so why not?

After looking at the map we decided to stop in Evanston, Wyoming, which is literally across the state line. We figured we’d have lunch, drive around, see what we could find, and then head home. My rule for marking a state off my list is that I have to have spent at least a little time there – more than an hour – so lunch would do that. That was the extent of our plans, so off we went.

Driving to WyomingThe drive to Wyoming was interesting…pretty rocky in places. Then we came across Echo Reservoir, which was this beautiful lake in the middle of the mountains.

Echo Reservoir

I'm really, really proud of this.

I’m really, really proud of this. It wasn’t my idea, but it turned out surprisingly well.

And then…Wyoming.

Welcome to Wyoming 2We ate lunch at a little place called Jody’s Diner that got great reviews on Yelp. Jennifer had the chicken fried steak and I had the hamburger steak…both were delicious. It was a fun little place, with cheap food and definitely local.

Jody's Diner Evanston, WY (2)We prowled around Evanston a little, then made our way over to Bear River State Park, where the park ranger gave us awesome stickers and told us to take the Highway home for a more scenic route. So that’s what we did, after checking out the elk and bison in the park.

Evanston, WY

Bear River State Park, WY

Buffalo Are Dangerous


Elk Pano

Signing Wyoming Guest Book

Bringing East Tennessee to the Wyoming Guest Book!


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Casey WyomingSo that was our day trip to Wyoming. One more state off the list….bringing me to 32 of 50. Woohoo!!! Next up in Utah, Part 3….Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake!




  1. I love Wyoming! I went there in May to visit my Best Friend. Living in Las Vegas we traveling through a little bit of Arizona and Utah. One of my favorite cities to go through was Provo, Utah, absolutely beautiful! 🙂 xo

  2. It’s so gorgeous! We didn’t make it to Provo, but if I go back, I’m planning to drive from SLC down to South Utah, so I’m sure we’ll hit it then!