I once drove across Wyoming east to west. We came into the state from Colorado and picked up I-80 in Cheyenne. From Cheyenne, Little America is 293 miles (472KM). Shortly after leaving the Cheyenne city limits, I saw my first Little America billboard. There was no indication of how far away it was, only that they had “50¢ Cones”. About 2-3 miles later, there was another one that said “Stay Tonight”
3 hours later, we started to get actual distances on the billboards.
4 hours after the first billboard, about 60 miles from the Wyoming /
Nevada UTAH (thanks David K. for catching the error) border, and a couple of hundred billboards later, we arrived at “Little America”.
This is a gas station/hotel complex that grew over time. They have a restaurant (with the 50¢ cones). Upon entering the restaurant, you are greeted by a stuffed penguin in a glass case (Captain LeStadt’s Penguin, to be specific). The restaurant has a pretty decent pecan pie (I grew up eating pecan pie, so I know pecan pie … it was good, though not great).
We got gas and moved on.
Those who found this place included:
- Eloy Cano
- Ashwini Agrawal
- Phil Ower
- David Kozina
and after the hint:
- mehmet durmus