When I think of Cheyenne I think of big, beautiful, wild horses. I can vision horse ranches split in half: one half of the ranch you can ride the horses and the other half you can watch the cowboys train the wild horses. Well I did visit Cheyenne but those opportunities didn’t happen. I decided to visit in May. May is the beginning of spring, starting to get warm and flowers begin to bloom… BUT I forgot I was going out West and it can snow at any time. My last day there they were expecting 7-10 inches of snow….I left for Denver earlier than plan 😦
What a drive to Cheyenne! There was farmland with the rolling hills all the way. The smell of country air was so refreshing. As I was driving I saw places where I could stop and visit on my way back to Denver; I began to make mental notes. Yes when it’s only me out and about I make a few plans. Some plans are concrete but I don’t lose any sleep if they don’t happen.
It rained the day before I visited downtown Cheyenne. The clouds? I’m not for sure if my photographs did any justice but they were awesome. Unbelievable clouds. I went to the Cheyenne Depot and Cheyenne Depot Museum. Years ago this was the Union Pacific Depot and was restored to its original form. Inside this Depot was also the Visitor Center. The Cheyenne Depot Museum was very nice. If you like the history of the railroad this will be the place for you. Big boots!! There are eight-foot-tall boots located throughout Cheyenne. Each boot was decorated/painted by local artists. If I’m correct, the painting on each boot reflects the building(s) of the location they stood. Too cool.
I hope to someday visit Cheyenne again. Plan my visit around the Cheyenne Frontier Days – the World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo & Western Celebration. But for now I’m glad for what I did enjoy. That’s the thing about life – remember what you have and enjoy each moment without being greedy.
Here are some of my photographs of Cheyenne. Camera equipment used: Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the XF 35mm F2 R WR prime lens.
HAPPY SHOOTING!! 🙂 🙂