If you're ever headed to Cheyenne, Wyoming, don't plan to stay at the Wyoming Motel. The sign is awesome, but the atmosphere less so. Tweaker central.
Cheyenne is pretty sketchy around the edges these days. We saw a lot of down-and-out types just killing time sitting on the curb with brown paper bags.
Luckily for us, we were only stopping to take a picture of the sign, and of another across the street:
The Sergeant needed new shirts and we were in the mood for a road trip, so we had headed north to visit that mecca of name-brand bargains, the Sierra Trading Post outlet. They sell overstocks and closeouts from Columbia, The North Face, Kelty, Merrell, Rockport, Carhartt, Ex Officio, Sportif USA, Patagonia, Timberland, Ecco, Dr. Martens, Mountain Hardwear, and Birkenstock and more (to quote their website).
I would've taken pictures, but I was too busy shopping. I am not a big fan of regular, mall-type shopping and tend to wear things until they fall apart. I'd much rather go someplace that has a ton of stuff I know I'll like, at good prices, and stock up. I got a whole bunch of shirts (mostly Columbia and Eddie Bauer) and several Neve sweaters. The latter are about $140 and up in ski shops, but $30 at Sierra Trading Post.
Unfortunately we started rather late, so we didn't have enough light left (durn Daylight Saving Time!) to wander the town much. And we were starving. Shadows Pub & Grill at the old train depot would not have been my first choice, but it was the only place we could find that was 1) not a chain and 2) open.
The food was quite fine, though, and the service really friendly and attentive. I especially recommend their sweet potato fries, which they serve with brown sugar sprinkled on top and a dish of sweet melted butter for dipping. The waffle fries are really good, too, and my burger was huge.
I took more pictures on our trip to Cheyenne last year. Maybe we'll go again next year and take some more.