A Wyoming Story


Day 22 of our virtual road trip takes us north from Colorado to Wyoming.


We have driven across Wyoming many times and spent the night as we passed through several times as well. The main things that are distinctive about Wyoming to me are the wind and the antelope. It seems like it is always windy as we drive across the Wyoming plains… and we almost always see antelope. “Home on the Range” is the state song of Kansas, but I don’t know that I’ve ever seen antelope in Kansas…

“…where the buffalo roam… and the deer and the antelope play…”

The only time we’ve done more than just pass through Wyoming was one summer weekend in 2009 when we ended up there kind of by accident. It happened like this:

Life is an Adventure

Turns out, there’s not really all that much to see or do in Gillette, Wyoming on a Sunday afternoon, so we went to a city park.


The girls and the dog propped themselves up on a split-rail fence and pretended to be cowboys cowgirls. Actually, probably only Rebecca was pretending to be a cowgirl. Laura and Cookie were just hanging out.


It is a nice park but not really all that representative of the state as a whole.

But anyway, that’s about all I have to tell about Wyoming.

31daysHave you been to Wyoming? If so, please share a memory in the comments! That will make this series even more fun!


  • Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

    I didn’t realize Wyoming had plains, wind and antelope. I only know about Jackson Hole and the mountains! I’m learning so much on this “trip!” But you gotta tell me, did you get the travel trailer fixed?! Can’t leave us hangin’!

    • Karla Ezell Cook

      Oh, I guess I didn’t tell that, did I? We did finally get in to where the trailer was and got it fixed and safely home. We were gone a total of 5 days to repair and retrieve the trailer. If it hadn’t rained, we could have done it in 2, which was our original plan.

  • Rachel Going Creative

    I’m sure it doesn’t surprise you for me to say that I’ve never been to Wyoming. I read a book called “Green Grass of Wyoming “. The only thing I remember about the story are the fields of green grass and the wind blowing. I’m sure enjoying the virtual trip and not having to leave home.

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