Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Land Of The Western Cowboy
We’re in Cheyenne, Wyoming tonight. The land of the western cowboy – home of the largest outdoor rodeo. They say it’s the ‘Daddy of them all’! It’s a beautiful town filled with history. And cowboy boots!Big cowboy boots. Eight of them - but we only saw three. 'These Boots were Made for Talkin' was a fundraiser project for the Cheyenne Depot Museum endowment fund to help ensure future success of the museum. The boots were painted by local artists and originally sponsored by local businesses and then auctioned off. This one is decorated with Wyoming license plates. The top has painted vintage plates and the top of the foot and the toe are inlaid with pieces of real Wyoming license plates.Cheyenne is the Capitol of Wyoming. The capitol building is at the end of a main street in the historic downtown area. It was pretty impressive with the sun shining on the golden dome this evening.We left Twin Falls early this morning – just as the sun was rising above the canyon walls. We made one last stop before heading south. I just had to take a photo!And the view behind me was spectacular, too, with the peaceful canyon floor below and the sun shining on the top of the rim.Tomorrow morning we will leave early again and drive to the home of my sweetheart’s cousin. His sister will arrive there tomorrow, too, and we will have a good visit before we drive south a ways for the ‘big’ reunion later in the week. I don’t know what kind of online access I’ll have so I may be silent for a while – or I may be back to share more soon. Whenever I do, you can be sure there will be a lot to share.