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Travel Blogs from Cheyenne
The is no denying the calendar: winter is rapidly approaching. My tent and sleeping-bag are tucked away in the trunk of my car and haven't been used for more than a week. But I have been blessed with wonderful sunshine when driving with the top down from Los Alamos up north - and back - to Cheyenne. Here's the route I chose:
I left Los Alamos on Wednesday and headed northwest to Taos (still in New Mexico). It's a very scenic ...
... the distance. Ridges and buttes break up the horizon. Not likely to spot any golden arches, but plenty of horses and lots of cattle ( what they call cows back east). I know ranching is a tough job, but the scenery has to offer at least some compensation. Wyoming has many postcard-worthy views. It was hard to stop every 10 minutes for photos, but I managed to snap some and will let them do the rest of my ...
... Interstate 80 in somebody's backyard. Wow!
Spent a few hours at the capital building in Cheyenne, which was beautifully decorated with all kinds of art, including a stuffed buffalo, that weighed 3000 lbs and the 3rd largest ever recorded. As with most capitals we've seen, the workmanship and quality of these old historic buildings is a pleasure to see. The stained glass in this building ...
... west of Medicine Bow, and at Rock Springs. The underground mines were ventilated by the use of traps at the entrances, facing the direction from which wind was blowing, permitting fresh air to enter the mine. The town of Carbon burned in 1890; the railroad was relocated in 1899; by 1902 Carbon, and its mines, were abandoned.
As diesel engines came along most coal mines closed. But that began to change with the development of ...
Long drive into Wyoming, went past Lost Springs (Pop 4) and rocked a steak (not really traditional but everywhere else was closed)
Also witnessed the Wal-Mart Black Friday sales event, utter madness
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