Bob and Vickie's Travels travel blog

Glendo Lakeside RV Park

our neighbor the rabbit

The Barracks at Fort Laramie

Cannons at Fort Laramie

Ayres Natural Bridge

Our carp from Glendo State Park

Casper, WY


Glendo Lakeside RV Park This RV park is right inside the entrance of the Glendo State Park and close to the lake. The owners are wonderful and the park is really nice. The owners were working on upgrades while we were there and constantly working to keep the place neat and clean. The site are good size and all pull through. We looked the campground and would go again except for one thing---the trains. The campground and town in right next to the train tracks which bring trains of coal to the power plant that is about 50 miles away. The problem is that the trains seem to start running about 8:00 PM and blow their horn as they drive through town. They run all night long but seem to quit in the daytime. Needless to say I did not sleep much when I was there. We did spend time at the lake and even fished for one day (licenses are really expensive so one day was enough) and caught quite a few yellow fish. We were not sure at the time what they were or if they would taste good so we threw them back. We found out later they were carp so I guess we could have eaten them. It was fun to fish and actually get to land something of decent size and weight. I got pretty burned while we were there and was really red and painful for days. I am now pealing. The closest large town to Glendo and 2 of the largest towns in WY are Casper and Cheyenne. Glendo is about half way between the two and they are about 50 miles or so away in either direction. We spend one day in each of the towns to see what was there. Cheyenne was having the Frontier Days and the place was packed with tourists(I write that like it is a bad word or like I am not one). The town is very country but seems nice. Casper is more industrialized and less country. We went on a wildlife tour on the hills there but saw no wildlife. We seem to see no wildlife in the National/State Parks or places where you may expect them. We see more in town and in the country on people's land/ranches. Fort Laramie was interesting to see and is unlike other forts we have seen. The fort does not have a wall around the buildings but everything is still in a small cluster and the soldiers keep an eye on everything. About half of the building are still standing and paint and repairs are keeping these together. The building have displays inside of how it looked back in the day and I was amazed at how many people they packed in there and how many soldier uniforms they had on display. We saw many of the weapons they used as well as the jails. We really enjoyed our time here. On the way home we stopped at the Ayers Natural Bridge which had a nice park by it for picnicking and an area close by to camp. The area was really nice and there were tons of people there cooling off in the water and enjoying the day.

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