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Travel Blogs from Cheyenne
... town was named after General John A Rawlins, who visited the area on a tour of the west in 1867. Within 2 years the population soared to 574 including 81 members of the military assigned to Fort Rawlins.
Today, Rawlins is the center of a thriving sheep and cattle industry and still a major "station" on the Union Pacific. Coal, uranium, oil and gas are found in the area. Rawlins is not too far off from Yellowstone and Grand ...
... Alaska several years
We woke to another beautiful day and went on a short walk
along the lakeshore. At this point, we
were birdwatching with binocs in hand.
Later in the morning we visited the Refuge Headquarters. Stewart knew a former Refuge Manager here who
died about 5 years ago(Ken Neithammer) and wanted to share the memory with the present manager. We met several staff and a hydrogeologist
from Brunswick ME ...
Today we started out around 9:30. Not long after being on the black ribbon we hit Nebraska, home of the Huskers. It is a state of continuous farmland. Corn field upon cornfield line the highway and city landscapes are left far behind. As we got nearer to Cheyenne we began to see patches of snow. How great is that! After arriving in Cheyenne we had a nice dinner and off to get some ...
... up at the apartment where she and her mother lives. Gina was all smiles and ready to go. I told her that I had not yet had any breakfast and would like a light meal to start with. She suggested that we drive to the 'Luxury Diner' and it was indeed an interesting place. The core of the restaurant was an old train dining wagon.
First stop on our sightseeing program was the Union Pacific Depot. Cheyenne is a railroad town established in ...
... A lady, who goes by the wonderful name of Marcia Vanlandingham, was enquiring if she could direct me to the most worthwhile places to photograph. Marcia, who is a retired Cattle Breeder, cleared space in her passenger seat, commanded me to hop in her car, and proceeded to whisk me off on a glorious 90 minute tour of her beloved Cheyenne! I had mentioned that people seemed to be more helpful and pleasant as I moved further west, but truly, Marcia ...