Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cheyenne
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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 …
... There's a parade, big name concerts, chuck wagon cook offs, carnival, an Indian Village, and performances by the Air Force's Thunderbirds. At the center of all the pageantry, exhibits and music is the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association "Grand Daddy of 'em All" Rodeo.
Well, we should have known the Cheyenne Frontier Days were held in July, but...we didn't. We thought it was an on ...
... either threw nuggets into their mouths, or for 'Gene Simmons' (names after Gene Simmons from Kiss apparently) put the nugget on his tongue. Everyone was successful with this, and the little bisons were also very cute.
While the others were finishing lunch, Astrid and I headed out on a walking horse-ride in the gently rolling Wyoming hills. Her horse was hungry so kept stopping to eat long grass and bushes and then trotting to catch up and as I ...
... assumed ownership and called it The Wyoming Frontier Prison and established it as a museum. The prison receives around 15,000 visitors a year.
On the drive to Cheyenne we road through literally hundreds of miles of gorgeous green scrub scenery. At one point, we witnessed a Basque Sheep Herder in his wagon with his sheep, horses and dogs. We had only seen Basque wagons in museum so seeing one in the countryside was very ...
... I was getting hungry and suggested we finish the day with a steak dinner. Gina promptly recommended the Texas Roadhouse, another of those boisterous wildwest restaurants with sizzling steaks. The food was too abundant and both of us had to ask for a box.
Early next day, Sunday, the cattle drive was to take place. 550 heads of cattle are taken down Interstate-25 to Frontier Park to be ready for next week's Frontier Days. I had incurred ...