Today I complete my first broom here at the Territorial Prison. Back in the 1890s, the good conduct prisoners produced brooms on an assembly line here. The profit from the brooms helped support the prison and line the prison Lessee’s pockets (if he was lucky). I calculate the profit that might be generated on the […]
When Matt and Sherry agree to join me here in Laramie, I am not sure Sherry expects the trouble she will experience trying to keep Matt out of a Wyoming Prison. First Matt is sentenced to hard labor making brooms here in Laramie. Next he finds himself behind bars in the Wyoming State Pen in […]
Downtown Laramie has murals on almost every building. This is one of my favorites. Yes, I arrived safely in Laramie last week. Matt and Sherry are also here. I learn this week that Jack and Nina are on their way too so it will soon be a big party here at the prison. Yippee! From […]
Tuesday is forecast to be the last pretty day this week so we leave mid-day for Devils Tower National Monument. We are wrong in thinking that a Tuesday in late summer will be an uncrowded time to visit this geological wonder. The insatiable buses expelling tourists of various nationalities at the door to the visitor […]
We arrive in Jackson Hole Saturday morning with some time to kill before the wedding at 4:30. We visit the downtown plaza and the street fair in progress there then grab some sandwiches for a picnic at the Elk Refuge. It is too early in the season for the elk to have descended from the […]
I am still trying to catch up with chores after our 1900 mile trip to Jackson Hole last weekend. More on that adventure in later posts, but for now I just wanted to share some of the unusual things we saw on our trip.