Thursday, September 20, 2012

Go West Old Man –Cheyenne, WY – 2012

For our second day in Cheyenne, we decided to leave the dogs in the RV and head back downtown, after another stop at the Diamond Horseshoe for a chorizo breakfast skillet and a build your own burrito.

Both were very good again and we bought a quart of their regular chili for the road.  My skillet meal was so big, I ate less than half then Bev and I shared the rest the next morning.

Then we went inside the old Union Pacific passenger depot to purchase tickets for the trolley tour around town.  The main room of the depot is now virtually empty and we discovered this depiction of the original main route depicted in the floor.

We enjoyed the hour and a half, narrated trolley tour around downtown and found it to be very informative.

According to the guide, Cheyenne was the wealthiest town in America for about 12 years – I assume it was the result of the railroads, cattle barons, and Black Hills gold passing through there (coach to Cheyenne from Deadwood, SD then rail to the East).  It was too rainy to get any good photos except these two 8’ boots at the Depot which have been painted by local artists to show Wyoming’s history and they are stationed around town – 19 of them I think.

After checking on the pups at the RV and Bev’s nap, we drove back downtown to The Albany for supper – it was built in 1900 across the street from the RR depot and has been a family owned restaurant since 1942. 

Bev had the chicken fried steak

and I had the 12 oz prime rib.

Bev got a large piece of meat and she liked it but it had a little different flavor than I’m used to.  My piece of meat was impressive looking and well seasoned but it was overcooked – closer to medium - I expected nearly perfect here in cattle country.  I hate to brag, but it was not in the same league with my smoked prime rib
The weather in Cheyenne went from dry and 85* on Mon. to rainy and 55* on Wed. to near 40 Wed. night - I figured we might be able to help with the local drought as it regularly rains when we camp.

All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Larry, Some BIG food there! Pretty looking hunk of prime rib even if it was a bit overcooked. Those little breakfasts were just crazy huge... Love that depot! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. It has to be hard to eat out on the road and compare it to the good meals you cook at home.

  3. Holy cow, the food portions are getting larger as the landscape gets more open and wide on this trip. I'd be 10 pounds heavier by now!

    On to your next destination post!

  4. So neat that you went to Cheyenne. Me and the kids spent the day there when my hubby was in Denver on business. We were chasing "ghosts" so to speak. My 5 greats Uncle Tom Horn was hanged in that town. He was a famous outlaw framed for murdering a child. He was acquitted of that crime in the 1980's. He was framed probably by a big Cattle Co. of that time- I think he was investigating them as he was a bounty hunter. It sure is beautful country out there and I hope to go back someday.

  5. Those two first plates look like a mess, but in a "holy cow this mess tastes freaking awesome" kind of way! I agree the sauce looks a little like refried beans but I know it tasted great.


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