This and so much more. Cheyenne, Wyoming was just named #10 of the High-Tech Start-Up Cities in America! I believe it.
On our Summer trip to Colorado, we surprised our boys with a fabulous Western experience. We took them to Visit Cheyenne, Wyoming! Cheyenne is the Capitol of Wyoming and it was our boys' first time in Wyoming!
Do you remember when you were little and you kept a list of all the states you visited! Great fun! We still do this! It is SO fun to add new states. My husband and I with all of our Colorado days have definitely visited Wyoming, yet, you should have seen our Boys Eyes light up!! Ours, too!
This CowGirl was so happy! So fun wearing my Western gear in the Wild West again! :)
|CowGirl Ready for Frontier Days 2013|
On our road trip from Colorado to Wyoming....
|Wyoming at the Colorado State Line Hwy. 25|
The Wyoming Tourism Visitor's Center on the Southern entrance of Colorado and Wyoming Border of Hwy. 25 is ABSOLUTELY Outstanding! It is just a few miles from Downtown Cheyenne and it is a must see Award Winning Architectural phenomenon.
|Wyoming Visitor's Center|
See how FUN the Visitor's Center is! Our boys thought they would experience a pre-Bull Riding Championship "Ride!" :)
Western Native American Tee Pee! Such cuties!
Our little "bandits" were so cute trying out the Western "Jail." All part of the fun the Wild West.
We arrived eager for the Celebration! Thank you Darren from Visit Cheyenne for the warm Western Welcome and for Hosting us for Dinner at the Native American Village where we enjoyed Native American Tacos and Buffalo Burgers! Thank you Darren, we needed the directions, too! ;) These were INCREDIBLE!!!
And one of our boys tried Buffalo Burgers for the very.first.time! Win win!! Look how Happy, Happy, Happy he is! Can you tell he has roots to the Land of Duck Dynasty! :)
|Native American Tacos at Frontier Days 2013|
|Frontier Days Wyoming Western Buffalo Burger|
Looking like we have our "Western On" right?!! Pretty good for a family of North Carolina Preppies. Okay, there is a little Pink and Green, that's just happening by nature. We had fun bringing our plaid and bandannas and denim from NC. This is at the front gate of the Frontier Park, Cheyenne, WY.
Here we are enjoying our authentic and tasty Native American fare while sitting by their Tee Pee Village at Frontier Days. Back in North Carolina, we will always cherish these sweet Western memories for years to come. Their food was wonderful!
We LOVED the Wild West of the Cheyenne, Wyoming Frontier Days.
Here is the Native American Village as they danced for us. So beautiful and authentic. We really stepped back in time! We even heard "Amazing Grace!"
|Native American Village @ Frontier Days|
This was one of the Leaders. His colors were so gorgeous. See the Tee Pee. They lived in these during Frontier Days.
Native American Tribal Dancing. This was a treat. I have never seen anything like this.
You have to go see it all!
This little girl was so cute in her native clothing. She took some pictures for us! :)
|Native American Tribal Dance|
Then we went on to the Western Town and felt like we lived in "Little House on the Prairie!" Our boys were not believing, a real horse and buggy. Cowboy hats and Bull Whips. This is the West!
|Frontier Days "Wild Western Town!" Love!|
Then it was off to the Bull Riding Championship! Here are the Cowboy Bull Riders!
|Bull Rider Championship 2013|
Here we are ready for the Bull Riding Championship!! Carolina CowBoys and CowGirl. :)
The eager Southerners take a seat! So fun and a really cool family from the Netherlands was sitting behind us. Fun to experience this with these folks. Our kids had fun talking. And of course, we shared family pictures. The parents met in the USA! and they had returned to share with their children.
We saw a whole lot of this. The boys watched every second!
We watched the Cumulus Clouds in a Thunder Storm over in South Dakota! See what a beautiful night in the Big Sky of the West!
And we were blessed with a Full Moon over Cheyenne!! And the blessing of sharing
the American Wild West of Cheyenne, Wyoming with our young sons. It was so beautiful to
share with them that their Maternal Grandmother was a former, Miss Cheyenne!
They were truly in awe as we were of the entire trip! Again, thank you Visit Cheyenne
for the lovely welcome and joy of visiting your home.
|Full Moon over Bull Riding Championship 2013|
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Then it was back home to Boulder, Colorado. So beautiful and look at this Creation
Thank you again, Visit Cheyenne, Wyoming for hosting our family. This was a wonder to share and we hope lots of folks on the East Coast and beyond get to experience the American Wild West like we did at Frontier Days!
Warmly, Carolina Mama
FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Visit Cheyenne, WY! We are SO Thrilled to work together with them and we hope you get to visit them soon! All opinions are my own.