These Boots were made to Show Off!

Cheyenne Travel Blog

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Coming into Cheyenne their train spotters tower next to this bridge let us know we were very close.

The beginning of the day was on up over the highest summit so far on the trip.  It was up around 8,700 feet and was slightly icy but the snow had been cleaned off.  The temperature up there was only in the mid twenties, so what water was on the road was slick.  We couldn't use cruise control because it frequently causes spin of the wheels.  And once we got up the top it was that way for quite some distance. 

We did come across a sign that said "Point of Interest" left lane.  That brought up our curiosity and we pulled in to see what it was.  It turned out to be a tree that had grown from a small crack in a rock.  It was situated in the median of the freeway with a way to drive all the way around it and then get back out onto the freeway.

One of the pretty older homes in downtown Cheyenne.
  Cool.  We took several pictures.

Our first stop was Cheyenne, Wyoming and the Railroad Depot.  I've always liked trains.  But today we had even another neat thing to see.  A few years ago as a fund raiser they built 18 very large cowboy boots and had different artists paint them with amazing, interesting, and very different ideas.  Today there are not all of them left and some have been moved away from the Depot and are spread out.  We got to take pictures of both the Great Depot and several of the boots.  We also got to take some shots of the two old steam locomotives in town as well as some nice sculptures.

Another reason for a stop there was to meet up with another TB member, Lyndon (pfdaze). Unfortunately he had prior commitments and was unable to meet up with us.

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Coming into Cheyenne their train s…
Coming into Cheyenne their train …
One of the pretty older homes in d…
One of the pretty older homes in …
Another old pretty home in Cheyenn…
Another old pretty home in Cheyen…
The Train Depot in Cheyenne.
The Train Depot in Cheyenne.
Entrance to Cheyennes Train Depot.
Entrance to Cheyenne's Train Depot.
One of the beautifully painted boo…
One of the beautifully painted bo…
Another shot of that boot outside …
Another shot of that boot outside…
Another boot outside the train dep…
Another boot outside the train de…
And a second shot.
And a second shot.
Inside the depot the floor had a b…
Inside the depot the floor had a …
This train route covered a large a…
This train route covered a large …
This gives a better perspective of…
This gives a better perspective o…
National Heritage Landmark
National Heritage Landmark
Another shot of the depot
Another shot of the depot
A picture on the wall at the depot…
A picture on the wall at the depo…
A poster of all of the boots that …
A poster of all of the boots that…
A beautiful wooden model in the mu…
A beautiful wooden model in the m…
Exterior of the Cheyenne Railroad …
Exterior of the Cheyenne Railroad…
A sculpture in front of the depot.
A sculpture in front of the depot.
One of the historical markers in t…
One of the historical markers in …
Opposite side of marker.
Opposite side of marker.
Another of the historical markers …
Another of the historical markers…
And the 2nd ones reverse side
And the 2nd ones reverse side
That nice sculpture in the square …
That nice sculpture in the square…
Another of the boots in the square.
Another of the boots in the square.
A second shot.
A second shot.
Yet another historical marker in t…
Yet another historical marker in …
Another of the boots
Another of the boots
More boots
More boots
From the back
From the back
AS few blocks away we found anothe…
AS few blocks away we found anoth…
A 2nd pic of it.
A 2nd pic of it.
The capital building.
The capital building.
The capital building.
The capital building.
The capital building.
The capital building.
The capital building.
The capital building.
The capital building.
The capital building.
A statue on  the capital grounds
A statue on the capital grounds
The capital building.
The capital building.
Another of the boots we found.
Another of the boots we found.
A second shot.
A second shot.
The Big Boy, on display in a park.
The Big Boy, on display in a park.
The sign next to the Big Boy.
The sign next to the Big Boy.
And a marker
And a marker
Another shot of the Big Boy
Another shot of the Big Boy
And yet another shot
And yet another shot
Still yet another shot
Still yet another shot
Closer
Closer
Sign on the fence
Sign on the fence
Another old steamer in a park a fe…
Another old steamer in a park a f…
From the front
From the front
A nice bench nearby
A nice bench nearby
Yet a third shot
Yet a third shot
A nice sculpture in the park.
A nice sculpture in the park.
The last shot of that old locomoti…
The last shot of that old locomot…
Bull riding sculpture
Bull riding sculpture
Bronc riding sculpture
Bronc riding sculpture
Bronc riding sculpture
Bronc riding sculpture
Bull riding sculpture
Bull riding sculpture
Yet another boot
Yet another boot
Another sculpture.
Another sculpture.
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