After leaving West Glacier we were on our return trip home.  Lucky for us a bucket list destination was on the way back.  Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  This rodeo, affectionately referred to as the “Granddaddy of them all”, is a 10 day celebration of the western and rodeo lifestyle.  And being the horse lovers we are, there was no way we would pass up a chance to experience this event.

We had to get RV reservations in Laramie Wyoming, almost an hour away.  Lodging options book up quickly and we felt really lucky to find a spot at all.  We arrived early for the rodeo in order to take in as much of this party crowd as possible.

First up, a little shopping.  Western decor and garb was all the rage. I only bought a few things.  I promise.  Of course, if any of you would like to buy me this truck hood buffalo or cow painting I wont complain.

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And who doesn’t want a buffalo hide rug or buffalo hide coat?

We continued our shopping around to the Indian pavilion where locals gave demonstrations and there were more vendors.  Frog skin change purse anyone? And yes, those are real frog skins.

Next up was the cowboy chuck wagon cooking competition with a little horse riding on the side.  Not real horses mind you, but instead mechanical horses.  Sweet-One had a great time but said her horse at home minds better.

Then we made our way over to the chuck-wagon cooking and tasting.   There were lots of beans, biscuits, cornbread, coffee, and one lovely cobbler.  It was delicious.  These guys sure look like they know what to do around a campfire.

After our tasting we grabbed a quick snack and then headed in the rodeo.  American Quarter horses are the primary breed used in rodeo.  They can be pretty unflappable.  A good trait if you plan on bringing the American flag to the competition for opening ceremonies by parachute.

The rodeo was action packed and we all loved it.  After the rodeo, we went to the midway for games and not so free souvenirs.  We walked away with an orange donut and a white tiger.

Clouds started to roll in so we made our way back through the Midway the the parking lot.

We had so much fun at Frontier Days.  The weather cooperated (always a worry with an outddor rodeo) and the kids were really into the whole western scene.

 

Laramie KOA quick Review:

We spent two nights at the Laramie KOA.  The bathrooms were clean.  Well stocked office and a playground.  Lots of wind.  Nice park if you are need an overnight stop.

Links of interest:

Cheyenne Frontier days official website

Laramie KOA

 

 

 

Shanda Smith
A Wife, Mother, horseback riding, RV-ing, travel enthusiast always looking for the next adventure. As the Matriarch of a homeschooling family of four we keep our suitcases packed and our atlas handy. Join us on our adventures. With Love and Coffee, Shanda

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