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Travel Blogs from Laramie
Arrived in Denver. Nice flight, plenty of leg room. I had booked a car through hot wire. Got to the rental car office - EZ rental. Found out the car could not be taken out of state. So back to my phone and found a car at Alamo. Got a ride with EZ to Alamo. That was a $500 Bo Bo. We drove 2 hrs to Laramie and the Hampton Inn was very nice. Off to Park ...
... up camp, rode our bikes around the refuge roads for several miles , birded
along the lakeshore from our campsite and settled in for the night and
another morning at red rocks.
In the morning, we watched and photoed wetland birds in the
lake and then went on a short hike into the forest .
We saw lots of
wildlife at redrocks. Highlights include
white faced ibis, trumpeter swans, white pelicans, avocets, ...
... us to the middle of the downtown which had the Capitol building and not much else. We drove around a bit and couldn't seem to find the shopping area. I suspect the shopping has all moved out to malls on the outskirts and the town centre has been left a little derelict. We had lunch in the old railway which was a traditional grill that served sandwiches, burgers and pizzas. Another large lunch so it will be a ...
... amount of snow blowing on the highways. They are in place for hundreds of yards at a time, in fact, there's more than 500 miles of snow fences in Wyoming.
We were treated to a western sunset over some of the distant mountains. Then we ended the day in Laramie, Wyoming, home of the University of Wyoming Cowboys, but not before a big steak dinner at Altitude's Steakhouse.
... We made our way to Fort Collins and decided to continue on for a bit, not knowing that there were no hotels on the road we had taken.
We finally made it to Laramie, in Wyoming at 6.30pm and checked into a hotel for a much needed rest. We had been travelling since 10.30am with only a short stop for lunch and photos along the way.
Tomorrow we head up to Gillette to catch up with Ric and Jen, who we met in 2010. It is going to be nice to see them ...