I am only two days into my trip out west, but I’ve had enough adventures to fill a full week. After we got in to Cheyenne on Sunday morning, we drove out to my friend Whitney’s family who lives on a ranch outside of the city about 40 miles. We have no cell service, so it makes posting updates a challenge! So far, we’ve spent a lot of our time riding around the range land in awe of the scenery, killing rattlesnakes and taking photos in some of the most breathtaking landscapes imaginable.
On a whim, we decided to head back into Cheyenne today to grab some food and poke around the Frontier Days grounds and ended up staying there all afternoon. Driving up I-25 passing the rodeo grounds was a surreal moment for me. You know when you see something in photos so many times then see it in person? The grandstand gave me that feeling. I couldn’t be more excited to finally be stepping foot in those legendary grand stands.
Graphic Tank: Target
Southwestern Vest: Ebay
Trouser Jean: Ariat
Cheetah Boots: Ariat
Mustard Fringe Clutch: Lady of the Valley Leathers
I was truly amazed that you can get into the grounds for three dollars – most big pro rodeos we go to charge between 15 and 30 dollars, not including rodeo tickets to get in. We wandered around the vendors for hours after grabbing a bite to eat at The Buckle Club where we watched some of the afternoon performance. We have tickets to the rodeo on Wednesday night, so we just stopped in for the fun of it before heading back out to the ranch.
I didn’t know if it was possible to capture the beauty of the bluffs and rolling hills of Wyoming, but I think some of our photos got pretty close. These photos are all taken from the driveway, which is also a highway – yes, the highway literally pulls right up to the house. Can you imagine having these views from your kitchen window?
Have you ever been to Cheyenne Frontier Days? Let me know in the comments! Stay in touch during the week – there’s going to be a lot of new things going up.