One of the great things about the whole concept of the United States of America is that it is a fantastic melting pot of people of different nationalities, colors and creeds all coming together to form a nation of 50 different and diverse states.
The first time I heard the Wyoming term “mud season” it conjured up images of the sloppy dirt roads that I had to drive on growing up in the Midwest far country a long time ago.
Last October, I was shopping at a store in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, when my cell phone rang. I answered it.
“This is Caitlin Keating of People Magazine. I . . .”
“No, I don’t want any,” I said, and hung up.
Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over. – Quote attributed to Mark Twain.
Dry as a bone.
That describes the status of much of the American West in recent years, although Wyoming has had a reprieve in recent years.
What a life! At the young age of 29, Wyoming’s AAron Ontiveroz just returned from covering the Olympics and prior to that, the Super Bowl.
You have all seen this Wyoming guy.
He doesn’t look rich.
But if you examine his life and measure his level of happiness, there is a compelling argument he could very well be the richest man in the world.
During that recent cold spell of Feb. 4-5-6, Wyoming endured some of its coldest temperatures of the current 2013-2014 winter season.
So there we were, driving the most popular vehicle among what seemed like 25,000 cars and trucks stopped in a massive Southern California traffic jam.
Our most recent Wyoming book was so successful and so much fun that we are now planning on doing another one in 2014.
God bless Wyoming and keep it wild. – Last diary entry by 15-year old Helen Mettler in 1925.
Based on somenews stories there is no shortage of “wild” events occurring around Wyoming in recent months that have caught my attention. Four come to mind:
Santa Claus retired. The Easter Bunny went AWOL. And the Grinch has officially wiped out the financial Christmas being anticipated by members of Wyoming’s advertising media in 2014.
Ever since most of Wyoming got pelted with that first snowstorm in September, I have been itching to get to a warmer climate.
On Dec. 30, we climbed into our nine-year old motorhome (aptly named FollowMyNose) and started our slog southward.
Today’s Wyoming is not your grandfather’s Wyoming. Or even your father’s Wyoming.
There are many groups of people in Wyoming who could use a little nudge of assistance at this time of year. Two types that come to mind are the under-employed and the unemployed.
Last week we celebrated my wife’s birthday by installing a new furnace in the house. I even put a red bow on it.
She was not impressed.
“Books and booze,” is how one of my coffee buddies answered, when I asked his ideas for the perfect Wyoming-oriented Christmas gifts.
Just about everybody who was alive in America in the last 40 years can remember a pivotal life event that occurred on Nov 22, a half century ago.
Where were you when President John Kennedy was killed?
My story is somewhat unique and so are many others.
Having breakfast with Liz Cheney recently and listening to her at our Rotary Club got me thinking about this unprecedented Republican U. S. Senate primary race going on in Wyoming.
The boys down at the coffee shop were in a grumpy mood earlier on this day. They had just endured their fourth heavy wet snowstorm. And it was just Oct. 28!
The whole concept of what a lighthouse is and can mean has always been a big deal to me.