Day 210: Ten Sleep

The town of Ten Sleep, WY was once a Native American rest stop. It was centrally located, ten sleeps away from (1) Fort Laramie, (2) what is now Yellowstone National Park, and (3) the Indian Agency on the Stillwater River in Montana. Today Ten Sleep has roughly 300 inhabitants with three restaurants, two bars, two motels, a convenience store/gas station, a campground, a bank, and a hardware store. Laetitia and her group went kayaking in Ten Sleep Creek before going to the town. The man who rented kayaks to her for the group had a story about a couple of teenage lovers that became the limerick of the day.

When Rod seduced Jan in a Jeep
On the bank of a stream near Ten Sleep
He bumped with his rear
The shift out of gear
And rolled into a creek three feet deep.