Except for seasons (Winter: mid-Sept through May, Spring: June, Summer:July and Fall: August through the first week in September) there are many things to love about Wyoming. For instance they have great slogans:
Wyoming – Social Distancing Since 1890
Also they normally have loads of Rodeos and Summer Festivals. This year Laramie celebrated the once ever event called “7.2.20” on July 2, 2020 – the only date which matches the elevation here 7220′. At least that is what I heard the party celebrated. The gang and I were too tired to go. Turns out breathing at 7,220′ (with or without a mask) is all the exertion I can take.
Some Possibly Mangled Wyoming History
During a recent weekend trip, the five of us ascend to Snowy Range Pass hoping to view wildlife in this scenic habitat. Unfortunately the only animals we see feeding are on the river in town. Our second outing for the week takes us to the state capitol of Cheyenne. I will share with you my half remembered, mangled version of Wyoming State’s history from this trip. For the exact details, please research any other web page but this one.
If I remember correctly from our visit to the Wyoming State Museum, while Wyoming was still a territory women here obtained the right to vote. Before Wyoming became a state, they insisted that the US accept Wyoming women as voters. At that time, women who lived in the US did not have the right to vote. Hurray to Wyoming! This state not only led the way for women to vote, but also swore in the first female Governor of a US State.
In addition to our visit to the Wyoming State Museum, on the advice of a guest to the prison we took the self-guided tour through the newly renovated Capitol Building. The building is now restored to it’s original glory undoing some unsightly renovations from the 1970s. My only concern while inside is the low railing around the 3 story staircases. I stay alert and ensure I know where I am walking lest I hit one of the rails below my knees and sail over to my demise.
12 Replies to “Wyoming – WY Not?”
Does not look like you have much competition for the visit to the capital. Nice place, the area is also pretty and we are glad you dressed warm too. That is all the snow I need to see for a long long time. ;>)) Take care. GOD BLESS
Jim & Sandy
Yes, the Capitol was pretty much deserted. Social distancing is not much of a challenge here. You guys take care too!
Fourth pic has an amazing shot of a Sasquatch exiting up the mountainside. You need to contact the local BFRO and let them have a look see.
Here I sit in hot, humid, and muggy central Alabama and loving the sight of the snow in the pics you took. All the scenery is beautiful and I can imagine getting to sites to take these breathtaking shots is quite breathtaking on its own.
Stay well my friend and keep them notes and pics a posted!
I think I see it too! I am so glad the snow helped to at least cool your frame of mind 🙂
Thank you so much for the kind wishes! I hope you are safe and well too. I am so lucky that Storm left a legacy of wonderful folks from DE to share with. I am grateful that you are kind enough to follow my adventures!
Snow definitely looks inviting from here in sunny and hot (103 degrees) Benson!!
Enjoy those cooler Temps.
Man I sure hope it cools off before I return this fall! And I hope the park reopens before then too!
You guys stay safe and cool (if that is possible)!
Places that far north have only 2 seasons, summer, July 4 and the rest is winter. If you are still near Cheyenne, you may want to see Big Boy. It was the peak of steam technology. In some ways like the 747.
I DO want to see Big Boy. We just found out about it when we paid a visit this week to the (often closed) Train Museum here in Laramie.
I understand that they sometimes take Big Boy on tours of the Northwest and when they do, it travels through Laramie. Unfortunately that won’t happen this year.
I will just have to make another trip the Cheyenne to check it out. Thanks!
Loving your photos as always Deb!! Thanks for taking me along. I definitely couldn’t breathe well up there. Wow!! ??
I am adjusting slowly, but sometimes I find myself gasping. Wish you were here in person, this is a fun place to visit and the folks here at the prison are supper nice to work with!! Reminds me of working with YOU 🙂
Hugs, Debby, I’m so impressed with you! A problem solver and a great attitude exampler-not
sure that’s a word but it’s what I want to say. I get meloncoly reading, remembering and watching the videos. But I enjoy them. Here’s a cool saying I ran across.
“Think what a better world this would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”
Thanks, Barbara!! So glad to hear from you. Love the quote – might take a nap right now, definitely having some cookies!
XOXOXO right back to you!