Dave has never been stationed here but wanted to visit for many years. The airbase is literally on one side of the Interstate 25 and the town is on the other. One of the first things we did was to ride on the Trolley. The driver/historian gave us such a wonderful history lesson we're immediatley impressed with Cheyenne as a town and Wyoming as a state. Many "firsts" were numerated, first town to have electric street lights, first state with the womens vote, and many more.
The airbase doesn't have an airfield, it's a missle base. Having about 200 missle silos and 20 missle command posts to monitor them. It's a busy base, helicopters fly overhead often. We were impressed with the restoration of the many many old buildings left over from the Army days when it was Fort D.A. Russell. General Billy Mitchell stayed here and crashed a plane at he Cheyenne airfield, nothing but his plane and pride was hurt. We had fun watching the resident antelope roam. And on stormy days we watched birds and squirrels out our windows.
The readers who have been with us for some time know we like towns that capitalize on a theme for their town. Cheyenne has a western theme, goes along with the "Grand Daddy of them all" rodeo and all that is Wyoming. You'll see pics of 8 foot tall boots, given to artisans to decorate, there are 14 of them around town.
One day we took a day trip over to the town of Laramie. We drove the back highway (210) over and back.