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Old 05-31-2022, 07:32 AM   #1
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So this is where I call home now. Sold the House in the DFW area and sold the Ranch in Rocksprings. (Yea, I'm Sad). But this is where the Kids and Grandkids are. This is my view looking south from the North Platte River in Casper.

BTW it 43 degrees here this morning. Im in short sleeves ;-)
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Old 05-31-2022, 07:45 AM   #2
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Your living the dream. Congrats to you sir.
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Old 05-31-2022, 07:47 AM   #3
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I will be up there in a couple weeks-find us a good place to eat
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Old 05-31-2022, 07:50 AM   #4
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You traded up Sir ! Wyoming is my favorite state, wish I had moved there years ago. Too ****ed old now.
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:02 AM   #5
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Congrats to you sir!!!
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:04 AM   #6
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Definitely living the dream!
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:32 AM   #7
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Welcome to Wyoming !

By this time next year you will be a resident and enjoy our great hunting for a reasonable price.

This will not be our last cold front, look forward to that big wet snow in June.

Once the Platte comes down some fishing will be great.

Here's a fun event coming up, take hearing protection:
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:43 AM   #8
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That area, is nice, mountains on one side and plains on the other three sides. I spent two weeks ago there years ago. We fished the North Platte River many times, caught a lot of trout, it was fun.

Back in the 80s, there were prairie dog towns everywhere, in town, out of town. Then there were prong horn antelope all over the place. We could get up on top of my buddy's dads house, with his spotting scope and see prong horn between each subdivision.

There are some bad to the area, the worst being, there is a lot of drug use of there. Everyone I know who has lived in that town, can tell you a lot of stories about the use of hard drugs, they saw regularly. Some will try to say that is not a problem, it definitely is. It's something to be aware of, if you have kids or grandkids in that area. Drugs seem to be the biggest past time up there. Other than that, it's a pretty nice place to live. You don't have to go far, to get into some good trout fishing, prong horn hunting, mule deer or elk hunting. There used to be some good prairie dog hunting in many areas, but I have not heard about the prairie dog hunting around there in years. I know the days we went and shot prairie dogs, we killed a lot of them, we only had 22 LRs, that was a lot of fun.
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:47 AM   #9
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Welcome to Wyoming !

By this time next year you will be a resident and enjoy our great hunting for a reasonable price.

This will not be our last cold front, look forward to that big wet snow in June.

Once the Platte comes down some fishing will be great.

Here's a fun event coming up, take hearing protection:

Beautiful country, but snow in June?? This just blows my mind! Okay
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:55 AM   #10
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Congratulations on your move, looks wonderful!
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:59 AM   #11
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Just drove down through there yesterday. Beautiful country! It’s got me looking for jobs up there
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Old 05-31-2022, 09:22 AM   #12
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Drugs are no more a problem up here than anywhere else, however mental health is a big issues in Wyoming. We have one of, if not the highest suicide rates in the country.
Long cold winters take their toll on many up here.

Casper has lots of opportunities, too big a town for us though.

ThisLady, we get a heavy wet snow almost every June, usually within the first 2 weeks. By now leaves are out, just barely and it can be quite damaging to trees. We had 14 inches one year, it was bad on branches and some vehicles parked under trees.

Casper is a great starting point for visiting other areas around the state, central Wyoming.
We get a big push from out of Casper for home football games, UW.

You should enjoy the area, Miracle Mile is close, great fishing all over up there.
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Old 05-31-2022, 09:51 AM   #13
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That's awesome!
Been hunting lopes out of Natrona since I was 9.
Always been in love with that area.
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:05 AM   #14
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:16 AM   #15
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Just beautiful and congratulations!
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Old 05-31-2022, 11:01 AM   #16
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Congratulations on your move. This is our home and where I was raised. You will thoroughly enjoy all this area has to offer.
Welcome to Wyoming.

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Old 05-31-2022, 02:59 PM   #17
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Wasnt there some low level routes through there back in the day? I remember Rawlings altimiter settings.

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Old 05-31-2022, 04:28 PM   #18
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Wasnt there some low level routes through there back in the day? I remember Rawlings altimiter settings.
Our guard does training flights along I-80 on north end of the Snowy Range, at Arlington. Also helicopter flights through Sybille canyon for FE Warren. Both hugging the mountains or canyon walls.
I've seen low level training jets near Lusk in Eastern Wyo.
Either of those maybe?


Casper is a beautiful town and area, just too big for us but better weather than ours here in Laramie.
Hope you enjoy this little taste of spring we're having right now.
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Old 05-31-2022, 07:31 PM   #19
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Cool

Is property any cheaper there than NE Texas?
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Old 05-31-2022, 09:51 PM   #20
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That’s beautiful! That ain’t Montana, but I’m sure that’s what Jake had in his head when describing cattlemen’s paradise to Woodrow and Gus.
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:09 PM   #21
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Our guard does training flights along I-80 on north end of the Snowy Range, at Arlington. Also helicopter flights through Sybille canyon for FE Warren. Both hugging the mountains or canyon walls.
I've seen low level training jets near Lusk in Eastern Wyo.
Either of those maybe?


Casper is a beautiful town and area, just too big for us but better weather than ours here in Laramie.
Hope you enjoy this little taste of spring we're having right now.
I will be in Laramie as well next, what’s a good restaurant?
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:26 PM   #22
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Welcome to big sky country from SW Montana. We retired and love it here.

3 years ago our son got married here on June 22. I went to help set up the day before. My wife called frantic from Bozeman where we rented that she couldn’t get to the wedding- there was 6” of fresh snow. And she had the bride’s dress with her! It all came together and the wedding day was sunny.

Montana also has a high suicide rate, especially elderly men. It’s the ‘cowboy mentality’ that men here don’t ask for help on personal problems- and they lead to depression.

Learn about grizzly bear behavior and self defense. Find if your fish snd game department has a program to train using inert bear spray canisters and a bear on wheels. Then buy a 10mm XD or Glock.


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Old 05-31-2022, 10:39 PM   #23
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I will be in Laramie as well next, what’s a good restaurant?
Humm, not much for special meal. Rib and Chop house for a steak but I'm not a big fan. Alibi for wood fired pizza, expensive drinks though, Crowbar has good pizza. The Library has good bar type food, burgers etc and craft beer. Altitudes is local owned, downtown too.
I would go downtown, grab a beer or drink and walk around to find what looks good to you.
We have open container now downtown through summer, no in cars or alleys.

17th St cafe for breakfast or Prairie Rose downtown.
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Old 05-31-2022, 11:02 PM   #24
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I always had to have a shoe burger when in town at the horseshoe bar. We closed our shop there during covid so hadn't been in a while
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Old 06-01-2022, 08:20 AM   #25
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I spent about 6 months in Casper...Fantastic city and area compared to Houston.
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Old 06-01-2022, 01:05 PM   #26
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So this is where I call home now. Sold the House in the DFW area and sold the Ranch in Rocksprings. (Yea, I'm Sad). But this is where the Kids and Grandkids are. This is my view looking south from the North Platte River in Casper.

BTW it 43 degrees here this morning. Im in short sleeves ;-)
Is this the view from your new home?

Nice scenery.
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Old 06-01-2022, 01:20 PM   #27
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Nice, love that area.
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Old 06-01-2022, 01:24 PM   #28
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Congrats just left Jackson a few days ago and it snowed hard
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Old 06-01-2022, 01:27 PM   #29
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Old 06-01-2022, 02:36 PM   #30
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I was up there a few years ago for work and really enjoyed it. Pronghorn were everywhere and we hiked the hills outside of town. The group I had with me was blown away by the scenery.
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Old 06-01-2022, 07:12 PM   #31
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My daughter started her 8-week internship at an ENT doctors office in Casper yesterday.

Her boyfriend works for the Wyoming Fish and Game department darting, tagging and radio collaring Grizzly Bear and Mountain Lions up there.

Looking forward to heading up there in July when she’s done.
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Old 06-01-2022, 07:14 PM   #32
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That's my wife and I's dream when I retire
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Old 06-01-2022, 07:19 PM   #33
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Her boyfriend works for the Wyoming Fish and Game department darting, tagging and radio collaring Grizzly Bear and Mountain Lions up there.

I wonder what he does on his days off for excitement?

Please ask his opinion on best griz self defense. Spray, gun, spray then gun? I’m interested what he says.



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Old 06-01-2022, 07:26 PM   #34
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I will be in Laramie as well next, what’s a good restaurant?
Don't care where you eat (wife loves corona) but you better visit the West Laramie Fly Store!
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Old 06-01-2022, 07:52 PM   #35
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Its a DREAM JOB if you ask me…!!!
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Old 06-01-2022, 08:51 PM   #36
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Don't care where you eat (wife loves corona) but you better visit the West Laramie Fly Store!
Brandon runs a great store. They used to sell more fishing and hunting licenses than any other license dealer in the state, gateway to the Snowy Range.


Did you all get any good rain up there last couple of days, in Casper?
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Old 06-02-2022, 11:13 AM   #37
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Brandon runs a great store. They used to sell more fishing and hunting licenses than any other license dealer in the state, gateway to the Snowy Range.





Did you all get any good rain up there last couple of days, in Casper?
We got some good rain here in Casper on Monday and Tuesday. Now it is beautiful with highs in the mid 60's.

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Old 06-02-2022, 11:47 AM   #38
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That is awesome!
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