GPS Who? Wyomingites Can’t Give Normal Directions And It Shows
Driving in a state like Wyoming is a bit different.
We have long roads with not much in between.
So when Wyomingites give directions to people from out of state it's a bit of a struggle to get them to see it the way we see it.
Drive northbound until you see the big red bluffs off in the distance.
Someone from out of state might need to know what a "BLUFF" is.
As soon as Laramie Peak is lined up on your right, start looking for your left-hand turn.
Laramie Peak can be seen throughout much of southeast Wyoming. It's a major landmark.
This funny video explains it all
You'll see an old barn leaning into the wind.
That last one is a definite landmark. Barns usually lean with the prevailing wind.
Just keep the Bighorns behind you and the Absorakas in front of you until you see the river.
Locals need to remember that these mountain chains in Wyoming all look the same to someone from out of state. But to folks in Wyoming, we know what range we are looking at.
Turn right where the old Hofsteder Store used to be.
Okay Wyomingites, we need to remember that people who are not from here don't see what used to be there as they drive by. But we know it's still fresh in your mind.
Southerners give the same kind of WEIRD directions, as the video below shows.
Also, keep in mind that people who are not from here might see a house and a barn out there, but they don't know that what they are looking at is actually a working ranch.
They also don't know the name of the people who own it, so don't bother telling them:
As soon as you see Fred Miller's place, turn right.
Honestly, they have NO idea.