Ross and I recently headed to Laramie, Wyoming. While our main goal was to get some homemade ice cream, which I will be sharing about here, we also were able to fit in a visit to the Wyoming State Prison.
The location for this prison is absolutely gorgeous. It was pretty awe-inspiring, honestly. We also noticed a few RVs parked there, so I imagine they allow overnight parking. When we arrived, we only had an hour left until they closed, so it was a true whirlwind tour.
Seeing the cells (and going inside them), reading the stories of the outlaws and the women and men who probably didn’t deserve to be imprisoned…it was powerful and truly fascinating. Wyoming was a really tough place for a long time, and that was definitely clear here.
After our visit, we visited a game store and headed downtown for homemade ice cream. And then we went for Mexican, which ended up being pretty delicious and easy, even gluten-free. It was a great night!
Laramie is a college town and the downtown is both quirky and cute. I will enjoy a future, return visit, and we were glad we stopped.
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Last week, Ross had a lot of work to get done in the RV, so I agreed to go off on an adventure while he worked. Knowing I had missed some fun stuff on my last trip, and with fond memories of a meal at Dad’s Cafe, I headed back.
Cheyenne is about fifty minutes north of our campground in Fort Collins, so it’s an easy day trip. My first priority was to visit Dad’s Cafe before it closed for the day.
Dad’s Cafe is completely gluten-free and avoids a lot of other allergens too, like soy and dairy. I had their most popular sandwich, the Reuben, and it was out of this world on their made from scratch bread. I paired it with a pickled cucumber salad.
After an outstanding meal, I drove over to the State Museum, although I realized later I could have walked. The State Museum is free and full of wonderful exhibits on the history of Wyoming as well as special exhibits on the National Park Service, Native American tribes and more.
I learned a lot and even enjoyed the videos they had available. I loved seeing a coach that was made in New Hampshire! After the State Museum, I headed to Cheyenne Botanic Garden.
This Botanic Garden is also free, and it’s wonderful. It has a beautiful indoor area with gorgeous balconies as well as outdoor gardens with water views and a soon to be completed Children’s Garden that looks incredible.
I really enjoyed my trip to Cheyenne, and I’m definitely glad I went back. If you enjoyed this, be sure to read about part 1 of my adventures!