- Railroad Station Museum – history of Union Pacific and Cheyenne
Cheyenne has fixed up its old railroad station and turned it into a museum about the Pacific Railroad. The story here is the best of the best. People in 1860 – 1863 knew the Union Pacific was coming through. About 300 trappers, business people and other odd ducks started building the town so that when the railroad arrived they were already happening. Great stories of governors and Buffalo Bill and brothels and wonderful buildings with character in a down town that has been rescued and looks fascinating. Capitol Street has the Capitol Building (one of the most beautiful I have seen) at one end and the Railroad Station at the other end. The old down town churches are spectacular. Lots of historical buildings to tour such as the governor’s mansion. Ate at the Plains Hotel and some great photos.
Have enjoyed old friends this week who have been most hospitable even through their house is torn up getting new floors. Hot every day though some evenings cool down and nite is great for sleeping. I like walking around down town-being a capitol it has good employment. Also Wyoming has coal, oil and other minerals so is in better shape than many places. I think the whole state only has 1/2 million people.
Capitol taken from RR Station
This Methodist Church is older than Pt. Richmond's
Great looking Methodist Building
Ate incredible lunch at famous historical Plains Hotel
A bit much but very real in Wyoming
I love this-the big owner of other theaters first preserved this one
Just a practice run at my blog after a long break.
Russ and I have had a busy year since last summer’s 3 months of travel. It’s been a great year working hard and volunteering at my church in Pt. Richmond. We put on one heck of a Commu nity Thanksgiving Feast for Pt. Richmond. We also had a successful junktique fundraiser in May.
Now we are traveling this month of June in Oregon. Great visit in Chico with my cousin, Carolyn and then on to Eugene to see her sister and mom, Clarice and Aunt Martha. Love Eugene and my family there. Clarice’s new condo is fantastic and modern-gave me some decorating ideas.
We are in Portland having a great time sightseeing and visiting with our first Pt Richmond Methodist Minister. It’s only been 20 years!
On our way to Canon Beach and Seaside. Almost forgot how much I LOVE TRAVELING IN THE RV.
Photos to follow! Wanted to force myself to start blogging again. It’s the best way to document my life as a Senior Citizen.
Wow we had color in our lives and really big and totally grand, heart-stopping splendor.
Each time we were able to walk and find trails our size and length-and met some really fine people. At delicate arch we met a man and his son just because of a beautiful lizard. A short friendly visit brought a really great story. The 24 year old son had bicycled from Iowa to where we were. Dad followed later in his car. The cycle trip would have been a good story of his meeting wonderful people who fed him and took care of him. However, there was even more. 7 years earlier he had been in a car wreck-one arm had two metal rods to replace shattered bones, one leg had a rod and his right eye was glass. I was so thankful for the gift of meeting he and his father.
Today we are driving from Salt Lake to Idaho Falls. Dad has had some serious problems health wise and I we need to support Karole. His recent throwing up was caused by so many ulcers from his esophagus to stomach, and a gall bladder so full of stones that the doctor was in shock. Also Dad says he has not been in pain. Thank God for Russ who did not bat an eye, just said we have to go. We had thought we were going to visit SL and site see and then leave Monday for home in Walnut Creek. Now we have no idea what we will be doing.
The lesson of our journey- live today with intention and attention
Great day today at Arches in Utah. Took camera and phone cause Russ did not walk up the trail and I wanted me in some photos. First time I have really done selfies. Those all went on Facebook. But then I remembered that some of you do not do Facebook. So an excuse to do another blog.
We were the only people in the park with a dog-not allowed on the trails, but we carried Georgie in her purse and met all kinds of people and families- One family was from Poland, another from Genoa. It seems certain fall months are heavy on English, another month for French and so on. Someone should do a study. As usual we met the neatest people including the gang at Peach Tree Resturant. They let us have Georgie in her purse with us for lunch. Good thing-they had the best possible vegetarian choices!
Funny thing was Russ cooking up a steak Brandon had hunted. Georgie and I had little bites but it was so good. Thanks Brandon for the meat meal. Your Uncle really marinated it right!
This afternoon we sat outside the motorhome watching the lightning and rain that came our way. Monsoons in afternoons in summer are pretty cool. Sun on one side of the Red Rock walls behind us and rain and lightning on the other-then switch!. Great loud claps of thunder too.
Dad and son build ducks and add to the family-getting Bronson used to Carolyn
Carolyn gets more expressions everyday. Kris is good with his kids.
I love babies and am so impressed with Jolin as a mother.
Bronson surrounds Carolyn with his trucks and cars-Jolin just helps him do it safely.
Russ took care of Carolyn a few times in the RV. Georgie was very curious.
Water time for Bronson and I just watched.
Bronson had a great time in the bubbles.
Russ watches TV-Disney with Bronson and baby.
Bike races go through Vale
Loved Vale-want to come back.
So cold in Vale that we bought outfits for Georgie from a delightful retail pet store owner.
Tiger Run RV the most beautiful RV place I have been in-
Silver tipped fir trees
We enjoyed the Colorado experience-getting to know 2 year old Bronson. Saw him grow miles-both in language and play-but in accepting the competition of a new little sister. Parents did a great job and we were part of the team-Jolin’s mom arrived as we left. My sister and brother in law being there two days before she was born enjoyed a girl-as they raised her dad and his two brothers and Kay was the only one to have a girl—we were all excited.
I think Mom was just chuckling in heaven as she knew a girl was due in the family. Now Steph and Zak have one each and Jolin and Kris do too.
Loved Denver and the kids new home. Hope to get there every other summer!
Then a short vacation up in the CO Mountains Vail especially. Sudden cold up there nites in the 30’s and rainy days in the 50’s and now we came down into Utah and the red arches of Moab in the upper 80’s.
Russ and Kristi-had a great trip to Denver from Blackfoot Idaho. Rain most of the way, which improved the temperature. Stopped at Rawlings, WY and spent a night. Again thanks for the satellite dish that automatically zeros in on Direct TV. When I think of the two years we spent without that-poor Russ.
Drove into Denver and specifically Lakewood, found that Jellison is at least 5 different short streets with no turn around-then realized it might be a good idea to call Jolin and figure it out better. Seems you need North in the street name. Sure enough, pulled into their place with ease, but Kristopher had built some of his fences, and as he had been digging post holes that were as hard as a rock, he was pretty sure if we tried to drive up the grassy hill it would be no trouble. Well two days of rain and we were stuck immediately. He was sure he could pull us out, but we were sure we had renewed AAA on the RV and the next day we were pulled out by the coolest vehicle ever. No extra charge.
The evening before and the evening after the wedding has many a sweet moment.