Cheyenne - a windy city
Trip Start Jun 15, 2013
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Gina McGee is one of the blog's readers and commentators. She had graciously offered to show me Cheyenne if I came that way. So, on Saturday at 10 am promptly I showed 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 1867 when the railroad reached the region
When the tour was finished at 4.30 pm, we drove out to the Terry Bison Ranch, a famous bison ranch which also has many other animals incl. camels that seem to withstand the harsh Wyoming climate very well. I was getting hungry and suggested we finish the day with a steak dinner. Gina promptly recommended the Texas Roadhouse, another of those boisterous Wild West restaurants with sizzling steaks
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 a slight cold on Friday because of a rapid shift in temperature and declined the invitation to come along (it turned out that neither Gina nor her mom went to see the cattle drive the next morning). So, I took Gina home, and we agreed that I would return for a second day of sightseeing the next morning at 12 pm. What an interesting day it had been!
(It's getting dark, so I will post just one photo and then continue the blog in the morning.)