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  • Day47

    Sydney, Nebraska

    May 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    When life throws you lemons - make lemonade.

    Today was one of those days.

    The weather forecast was glum for the mountains. Snow. Wind. Cold.

    The original plan was to go to Register Cliff in Guernsey, WY to see the ruts cut into rock made by pioneer wagons on the Oregon Trail. Then on to Fort Laramie to tour this famous frontier army barracks.

    This was going to be our second attempt at both of these sites. Timing on the first attempt a couple years ago was off and they were both closed.

    Second attempt. Failed. Weather.

    So on to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

    The Union Pacific Railroad basically made this town on its way to meeting up with the Central Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point in Utah to complete the First Transcontinental Railroad.

    The restored railroad depot acts as a visitor center and museum and one of their Big Boys is on display in a local park.

    After a stick-to-the-ribs lunch at The Albany in downtown Cheyenne, we headed to Nebraska away from the snow. But not the wind.

    Winter coats, hats and gloves were the order of the day.

    This is May. Isn't it?
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    Crystal Beaty

    Wow 😮 Yes it is!!

    5/8/19Reply
    Dany Byrne

    I love Wyoming

    5/10/19Reply