Travel Blogs from Laramie
... barbershop and went inside to get a haircut. I was number three in line, and we all got talking. The barber, Larry, knew much about Laramie. I told him that I was trying to locate Pennie and Gary Espeland who live in Laramie. Gary is a second-cousin of Andy Engel, whose great-grandfather came to the US from Norway, when he was only 18 years old. Andy had given me their phone number and when I called I was referred to ...
... the Rocky's was quite different to driving to Pikes Peak, but again the views were spectacular.
The speed limit through the park was about 25 mph and there were plenty of parking areas to stop and take photos, so we virtually stopped at all of them. At one stage, we came across a line up of cars, just stopped in the middle of the road. We realised that the cars were stopping to take a photo of something. It was a buck, just lying there, looking over ...
... much I haven't yet seen in Laramie, so I headed back. There's a Women's History House that I intend to visit tomorrow. The first woman in the world to vote in a general election was Louisa Ann Swain. This took place on Sept. 6, 1870, in Laramie. Are there other women's museum anywhere in the world? By the way, Laramie is named after Jacques La Ramee, a French-Canadian mountain man, who was a trapper and loved to explore Wyoming.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) is an annual event which this year takes place from July 19 until July 28. More than 500,000 people come to attend this great western show which is all about cowboys, horses, bulls and steers. The cowboys compete in various disciplines: bareback riding, steer roping, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding, ...
... as told to us by the bartender is: in the 1970's a male patron of the bar fell in love with a female bartender, she didn't want to have anything to do with him but he wouldn't let go. One day, the man got very drunk and upset, he started shooting his gun (38 something or another, don't remember). He went across the street and shot through the window of the bar and hit the mirror. Luckily he didn't hit anyone but he apparently got 10 years in jail ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking