These Boots were made to Show Off!
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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.
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.