About 3:30 pm, the wind was really starting to pick up and I started looking for a place to camp. At a wide spot in the road, I met Susan and her son, who have been vacationing in the car for the past couple of weeks. We had a good time exchanging some travel stories. Like a lot of people I meet, they really admired the idea of just traveling slowly around the country meeting people.
As I looked around the wide spot in the road where I met Susan, I noticed it had a corral, located on the public right-of-way. These are fairly common in open range states, and are used by sheepherders and cattlemen when they are moving stock to and from public grazing or driving their animals down the road. The place had a sturdy corral, water, a little bit of grazing, and a nice spot to park the wagon. On a night with 40 mph wind gusts, this makes a perfect camping spot! Iím about 3 miles southwest of the old town of Noel.