Laramie

The main reason for this trip was to attend my cousin's wedding in Laramie, Wyoming. I flew straight into Denver where my Uncle picked me up and drove me up to Laramie. I think I visited there about 16 years ago when I was last in Wyoming. If I did, I couldn't remember it.

It is a university town. Not particularly big, but with a lot of students. I wandered around the campus quite a few times. There are genuine frat houses. I am sure they're called something official, but they're all named like gamma-gamma-alpha. I walked around with another of my cousins (From the UK) and we were both going "It's like the movies!" It is a nice campus. Fairly typical for a university, some nice areas which are where the visitors go and some not so nice areas which visitors would be discretely steered away from.

The town itself was a nice place to wander around, lots of very typical US streets, which had me going "Oh, it's quaint". Some of the things that surprised me - the number of food places available to eat at. I could not believe the sheer volume of them. The other thing that bemused me was one afternoon I was walking back past the (massive) stadium and there was pumping music, the sound of a crowd and I thought, "There is a game on."

There was no game on, just practice, but they crank up all the effects in the stadium. So lots of sounds of chanting and cheering, music, cameras, all the lights. Ok, I can understand you don't want your players being awestruck by the atmosphere on game day, but I still found it a very American thing to do.

The wedding was good. My Mum would have cried if she was there. Nina and Michael, if you're reading this, may you have a long happy time ahead of you and when are you coming to Australia? Like most weddings, I got to catch up with the cousins and relations (counsins x times removed and all that). The relations you only ever see at these big family things. (The last time I saw some of these folks was at a big family reunion about seven years ago). Looks like I might have to get married if I want to see them again.


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Getting ready to depart
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University of Wyoming
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another of UW's statues
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The UW stadium, I couldn't get use to how big it was
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UW's statue park
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Another in the UW statue
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The t-rex by the geology museum
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Another cowboy statue
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Not a cowboy, an Indian staue instead
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First of the relatives
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My neice, once removed or something like that
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I took this for my Dad, got to be a good place if they have fish on the bike racks
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A croc statue, I felt like home
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Lovely salmonoids on the wall
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Laramie train line
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Same trainline, but in the other direction
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I liked the trains
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Another of the fishies
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That is an evil looking snow plough
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Cousin Kathy and I in front of the t-rex
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UW has a very good geology museum
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The ancient secret pact between ravens and squirrels
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Three continents of relations
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Almost the same contients of relations
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Saturday night wedding entertainment
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I'm afraid Michael's presentation was beyond my level
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Fathers of the bride and groom
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Kathy during a walk at UW
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A typical US town street
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Same street, looking in the other direction
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Bunny!
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The church
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Cousins!
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The beginning of the ceremony
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Folks starting to come in
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Terrible shot of the bride coming in
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Nina
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The wedding party
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Leaving the church
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Leaving the church
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Leaving the church
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Everyone dressed their best
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Leaving the church
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Leaving the church
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Leaving the church
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Leaving the church
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Leaving the church
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Leaving the church
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Post wedding celebrations
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No idea who this spaceman was
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The relatives table
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The gang
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More relatives
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Relatives
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Relatives
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Relatives and friends
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Relatives
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The happy couple
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Happy couple and a lost Aussie disguised as a local
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The ring
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Me! And Nimi
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Me again
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View from my room
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Cousins
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