Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The picture above shows modern day Fort Laramie, with a number of restored buildings, including the sutler's store, which is the one-story building on the far right. It was here that pioneers would shop for whatever they needed.
To learn more about Fort Laramie, click here.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
As I drive in air-conditioned or heated comfort along reasonably smooth roads with speed limits as high as 80 mph, I marvel at all that the pioneers endured on their journey west. Many of them walked next to their wagons, facing blistering heat, hail storms, possible snake bites - so many hazards. But they persisted, taking comfort from milestones along the way.
One of those milestones was Chimney Rock, which is now a National Historic Site in Nebraska. (That's why this week's post is Wednesday NEAR Wyoming.) For more information about Chimney Rock, you might enjoy this link.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
That was disappointing. What wasn't disappointing were the wildflowers. As you can see, they practically carpeted the area.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
I'd never been there during the summer but wanted to see the wildflowers, so in the middle of July, my husband and I headed that way.
As you can see, although the main road was clear, there was snow on the mountain tops. You can also see that this is quintessential Wyoming road -- no traffic, just lots of beautiful scenery.
Next week, you'll see the surprise that awaited us.