Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Entitled "Essence of Rex," this statue is located in front of the Tate Museum at Casper College. The side above is what you might expect, a depiction of the flesh-and-blood dinosaur.
The other side is different.
I found the museum to be a small gem and will be sharing pictures of some of its exhibits with you later this year. In the meantime, enjoy Rex and his two sides.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Both escalators are located in banks in Casper, but that's where the similarity ends. The experiences were very different.
The first bank we visited was First Interstate Bank. We were greeted warmly and directed to the escalator, although we were warned that the one leading up to the second floor wasn't operational. It seems that it's so old that it's virtually impossible to get repair parts.
Undaunted by that challenge, the bank is planning to have a new one installed, even though the building has a fully functional bank of elevators that reaches all six stories.
Now, here's the important part of the story. We were able to take pictures and share them with you. (Of course you've seen escalators before, but you probably haven't seen a Wyoming escalator.)
When we reached the second bank, Hilltop National, we once again received a warm welcome. Both sides of their escalator were working and, we were told, were a big tourist attraction. Apparently families bring their children to the bank for the sheer novelty of riding an escalator.
We started walking toward the escalator but were stopped when the receptionist saw my husband's camera. Unfortunately, the bank's security policy prohibits taking pictures.
The good news is two-fold: (1) Hilltop's was an escalator like every other one you've seen, so not having a picture wasn't a big deal, and (2) I was able to cross "see both of Wyoming's escalators" off my to-do list.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
This photo was taken from Casper Mountain (you remember that from last week's post, don't you) and shows the city of Casper as well as the surrounding area.
I particularly like the contrast of the grasses in the foreground (bent over because of the almost constant wind, of course) against the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Quintessential Wyoming!
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
As you may have guessed from the name, this mountain is on the outskirts of the city of Casper. If you like hairpin turns and beautiful scenery, this is the drive for you. And when you reach the summit, there's both downhill and cross-country skiing.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Do you enjoy reading books in a series? You can be assured that I do. If I didn't, I wouldn't write trilogies, nor would I have tied most of my novellas to the same bakery in nineteenth century Cheyenne.
What's the appeal of series, and what do I dislike about them? I answered those questions in a post for Fresh Fiction. And, if you wondered what techniques I use to create series, I talked about that on Seekerville.
(This blog post is brought to you compliments of Kathy F., who reminded me that not everyone sees my Tweets or Facebook posts. Thanks, Kathy!)