Cindy Guest Blogs from Wyoming: Rodeo Days!

Today is my first full day in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the gateway to the West. The city is abuzz because tomorrow is the first day of the Frontier Days Rodeo, the largest outdoor rodeo in the world. This city of approximately 55,000 will swell to nearly 500,000 people during this annual ten day event.

More about that later, ….there is so much to see and do here, even before and after the rodeo…today we visited the Terry Bison Ranch, a working ranch located about ten miles south of Cheyenne…. but actually, two thirds of the ranch’s 40 sq. miles is located across the state line in Colorado!

You’ll find not only 5000 buffalo, but ostriches, llamas, trail horses, exoctic chickens, goats, fierce looking bulls, and several camels….yes, camels here in Wyoming! Senator’s Restaurant and Brass Buffalo Saloon is reputed to have the best buffalo burger in the country, a campground, and a bunkhouse with 13 rooms for rent.

A few surprising facts about buffalo…these animals can run faster and farther than horses,….and 80% of buffalo are born sterile!