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Sep 2, 2013 - Spokane to Cheyenne

August 15, 2013 ----September 2, 2013 Let me try to catch up on the posts and pictures. I didn’t want to bore anyone now that our activities have slowed down and don’t seem to be as exciting as the last couple months but I will fill you in anyway. We stayed at the Spokane Elks until the 21st. While we were there we just did normal, everyday chores for those of us on the gypsy trail. One night we went over to the lodge for tacos and I played music with the band that plays every Tuesday night. I got to play with them 2 times. Had a great time...

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Aug 29, 2013 - Cheyenne, WY

I have not been adding any pictures or narrative to the last few posts. We have not been doing a lot, compared to the great trip to Alaska. I didn't think everyone wanted to see pictures of me sitting around in my bathrobe. While we are parked at the Moose Lodge in Cheyenne, Wy. I will try to catch up on some of the interesting incidents for the last few stops. Glad we could share this adventure with our friends.

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Aug 21, 2013 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

This was just an overnight stay on our way to South Dakota. The KOA is fine for one night. At least the roads are gravel and we didn't kick up clouds of dust as we pulled in! We drove to the post office and then toured the city of Cheyenne, Wyoming. We were right in the height of rush hour and in the middle of extensive road construction throughout the city. Even though the population here is relatively low...at approximately 60,000 (10% of the whole state of Wyoming) they still deal with congestion throughout the city. Upon our return to...

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Aug 18, 2013 - Cheyenne, WY - Day 79

August 18, 2013...Another travel day. We left the Wind River View campground about 8:30 am and headed south on Hwy. 191 to Rock Springs, WY. We turned east there on I-80 and traveled all the way to Cheyenne, WY. The terrain today was high desert with plenty of sagebrush. At one of the rest stops, there was a sign which stated that the sagebrush has a deep taproot and can survive in 6" of annual rain. There are 13 varieties of sagebrush. Sagebrush provides food for pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, wild horses, mule deer, and small mammals...

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North to Alaska 2013

Aug 18, 2013 - Curt Gowdy State Park, Cheyenne and Laramie, WY - Aug 2013

Curt Gowdy State Park is located 24 miles west of Cheyenne and 24 miles east of Laramie along the Lincoln Highway. The one thing we have learned about Wyoming's State Parks is that they really don't want you to know exactly where the campgrounds are or the entrances to the parks. There are no maps. It has been an interesting experience. We hate making reservations, but it seems to be the only way to get an idea of a site. We have been using satellite images to locate potential campsites. Curt Gowdy is a great park and we would come back now...

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Jul 24, 2013 - Bronco Riding

Bronco Riding is a bit different from the Bull Riding. Each rider gets aboard the animal in the chute. He must stay aboard the horse for 8 seconds holding on with a single hand which is actually tied to the horse.. He is seated until the chute door is opened when he can "spur" the horse with nickel sized and shaped pieces of metal attached to the back of his boots. This strike to the horses flanks makes the horse leap out of the chute and from there--its on. Each photographer gets a chance to take pictures from the pit. The "pit" is a...

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Jul 23, 2013 - Frontier Days Parade

The old western town of Cheyenne practically closes down on Tuesday morning for the Frontier Days parade. Our new friends, Earline and Ernest, joined us in the front row seats provided curtesy of the High Plains Hotel. The governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, mayor, city council, superintendent of instruction, business leaders, local high school bands, military units, even a 19th Century style milk man and undertaker, all joined the oldest belle in town in marching down Central Ave., on horseback, in fancy floats, bikes, go-carts,...

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Jul 23, 2013 - Eight Seconds Is A Long Time

Eight Seconds is a Long Time Bull Riding is one of the most dangerous sports that I’ve ever seen. When I asked media credentials to gain the best photographic access to the Rodeo, I had the Bull Riding in mind. Here a cowboy, usually a man in his twenties of slight build, weighing between 140-170 lbs and 5’ 6” to 5’ 10” tall climbs aboard the back of a 1800 to 2100 pound muscular, agile, mobile and hostile piece of animal flesh with two calcium knifes called “horns attached to his head. One of the cowboy’s hands is literally tied to tight...

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Jul 22, 2013 - Frontier Days Rodeo Bronco Riding

When I was afforded "credentials" to take pictures at the Frontier Days Rodeo, I was granted the honor of working in the chute or in the Pit for 1/2 of the Rodeo. I chose to spend 1/2 of the Rodeo in the Pit. This means that for 1.5 hours I would be allowed to take pictures in a bunker type structure approximately 40 yards from the chutes, a series of 4 steel cages were the Cowboys mount the horses or bulls they will attempt to ride for the minimum 8 seconds. This is my "first rodeo" which means--I don't know what I'm doing. In the 1.5...

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Jul 22, 2013 - Free Breakfast For 14,000 In Cheyenne

When we arrived at the Plains Hotel on Sunday afternoon, the clerk reminded us that on Monday morning we should go next door to Cheyenne's Depot Park for the Free Pancake Breakfast that the Kiawanis pull together three mornings during the Frontier Days Celebration. We kept waiting for the punchline. But none was forthcoming. So, around 8:30 AM, Dee and I, press credentials in hand, went across the street into Depot Park to find that more than 6,000 people had already been fed that morning. People come from work, for sports events, from...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Fifth Stop - July 17 to 19 - Cheyenne, WY

Wednesday--We left Kearney, NE this morning at 9:40am, earlier than we usually get going. Crossed the Time Line into Mountain Time, so we are now two hours behind Eastern time. There were head winds on I 80 all the way and with the hills after flat NE, we were only getting 9.6 mpg on the computer. This was driving at 61 mph. Arrived in Cheyenne at 3:15 MT and set up at the Terry Bison Ranch RV Park. We only got a site at the back of the Park with water and electric because of Frontier Days in Cheyenne starting Friday. A lot of the...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Heading back to CORA

Left Gillette, WY around 12:30pm after Debbie's final Wound Care appt. She now has all of the supplies she will need and in a few weeks she should be good as new. Drove to our boondocking place in Cheyenne, WY for the night. Beginning Mileage: 28,485 Ending Mileage: 28,728.8

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