Zeb and Soapy Duck Return to Wyoming

I, Zeb the Duck, and Soapy Smith Duck, visited Wyoming.   We went a few weeks ago, before the heavy snow came.   We drove north on I-25 and stopped at the Wyoming Welcome Center.

Wyoming Welcome Center.  A great place

Wyoming Welcome Center.  A great place

You have to visit this place.

This sculpture by Stan Dolega is in the picnic area.

Wind Code by Stan Dolega, 2012

Wind Code by Stan Dolega, 2012

This painting reminds us that Wyoming is a cowboy state.

We like cowboys and rodeos

We like cowboys and rodeos

In the main part of the building the display, Source of Beauty,

Highlighting beautiful waterfalls

Highlighting beautiful waterfalls

changes to highlight some of Wyoming’s natural beauty.   Here is Devil’s Tower.

We liked Devil's Tower

We liked Devil’s Tower

I told you about Devil’s Tower in September, 2013.   This welcome center is similar to a museum.   Many early settlers arrived by covered wagons.

Traveling by covered wagon would be difficult.

Traveling by covered wagon would be difficult.

Others came by railroad.

Then the railroad came

Then the railroad came

The railroad also brought supplies to Wyoming.   However, all that came were not nice people.   We are in jail here with “the kid”.

Mom, get us out of jail

Mom, get us out of jail

But we, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, are nice and we were able to leave the jail.   When the pioneers and early settlers arrived, the Native American Indians lived in tepees.

Ducks in the tepee

Ducks in the tepee

We like to sit in the tepee, but not for too long.

Wyoming has many outdoor activities.  The winter sports include skiing and snowboarding.

Ski and snowboard in Wyoming

Ski and snowboard in Wyoming

This looks like fun.   We really liked this snowmobile.

We are ready to ride

We are ready to ride

Let’s go mom!   Summer sports include hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking.

Wyoming has year round activities

Wyoming has year round activities

Wyoming has so much to do all year.

Wyoming also had earlier settlers.  Herds of Columbian Mammoths roamed Wyoming 11,000 to 200,000 years ago.   These bones show you just how big these guys were.

Columbian Mammoth

Columbian Mammoth

This welcome center has everything.  The restrooms were very clean, the staff friendly and knowledgeable and there are many brochures for you.  You can learn so much about Wyoming that you could be a tourist here for years.  When you visit Wyoming, stop at this welcome center first. It is on I-25 exit 4.   You will be amazed by all the things to see.

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