Saying Goodbye to Cheyenne

The sun rises through the trees of a park in Cheyenne Wyoming
Leah, my Cheyenne rescue sniffs a tree as the sun rises
In Holiday Park.
I arrived in Cheyenne about 8 months ago; Friendless, homeless, and dogless.  At the time I was anxious to get out of Denver, not because I dislike the mile-high city; on the contrary, it's one of my favorite places. Unfortunately, Denver is very expensive, so when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance to pack my bags and head to Wyoming. Cheyenne is a fantastic place to spend the summer what with Frontier Days, the Eclipse last year, and the generally festive mood that seems to pervade this little State Capitol during warmer weather.

Now it seems, it's time to hit the road again, and I'm a little sad to be leaving this place.  Cheyenne is not the easiest place to live if you've inured yourself to larger metropolitan areas the way I have.  The winter was as cold as everyone had promised, and sometimes the city does feel like  ghost town. Cabin-fever is a real thing, and I found myself going out a lot just to make sure there were other people in the world.

I don't know if I'll return to Cheyenne again for anything more than a visit.  I hope so, however.  This town has an interesting character to it, and frankly the people here are truly decent, which I think is the most important feature of any place one might consider living.

In any case, if you've never had the opportunity to visit here's a taste of just some of the awesomeness that is Cheyenne, Wyoming. A more complete set of my photos from Cheyenne can be found in this Google Photos Album. 

A large train sits in the middle of Holliday park in Cheyenne WyomingA large plastic boot sits in the middle of Cheyenne Depot

A man is proud of his dog.

A cute dog looks questioniongUnion Pacific RailroadUnion Pacific Railroad command and control center

An orange tidal wave of a cloud over Cheyenne Wyoming

A dog plays in the snow

Two men dressed up as frightening things for HalloweenA man smiles with his dog. Scary Halloween costumes.
A church lawn becomes a pumpkin patchLake Minnehaha in the blistering cold.
A microfilm display machineMany Icicles hang from a derelict roof
Tractor in the middle of vehicle traffic

A man and his dog in front of an old shed.