After a quick stop in Cheyenne, we continued north and saw our first cowboy high on a bluff.
In Douglas, WY, we stopped for two days and parked in their Riverside Park - no hookups, but there is a dump with water and it's free! (N 42.76308, W 105.39261) And, as every RVer knows, even a small town has interesting things to see and experience.
Douglas proudly claims to be the 'Home of the Jackalope' and I posed next to the statue of the famous mascot in front of the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center/Railroad Museum.
The Railroad Museum consists of some beautiful rail cars and this steam engine.
If there are any rail enthusiasts reading this (like my father), I took a picture of the sign.
There are a caboose and a day coach that was built in 1884.
I was pretty excited when I found out we could go inside the coach. Just look how cool.
Ron pointed out that one did not use the toilet when in the station.
They also have a baggage car (on the left) and a sleeper car.
But my favorite car was this dining car from 1947.
Just look how beautiful it is.
Near Douglas is Ayres Natural Bridge with a very impressive 90 foot span and carved by the LaPrele Creek,
The bridge is the highlight of a small, but very nice, county park and surrounded by colorful sandstone cliffs. But if you decide to visit, be aware there are NO pets allowed.
There's a short, but steep trail up to the top of the bridge - easy to climb up, but it took me about 1/2 hour to get back down.
And later, we found that we weren't the only ones who needed to run into town for a few groceries.