After enjoying the spectacular scenery and wildlife in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (click HERE for last post), the next stop was two nights/one full day in Sheridan, Wy., where a lifelong friend (since first grade) has long resided with her husband. It didn’t take long to understand the draw.
For us, this stop was right in line for the itinerary — Sheridan is on the way to Mt. Rushmore from Yellowstone. That simply made it more convenient but we would have routed accordingly to make the stay work.
We toured Sheridan’s neighborhoods, saw lots of new housing developments, wide open spaces, an actual Main Street, a beautiful new YMCA complex, medical center, college and golf course. While there’s no Trader Joe’s, there’s good shopping and coffee. Brinton Museum is highly regarded for western art. And there’s lots of really nice people.
I was so happy to finally see Gwen and husband Rick’s Sheridan home and vast property (12 acres), not to mention a menagerie including falcons (2), chickens (13 adult plus young ones), roosters (2), pigeons/doves (150ish), dog (one – Hattie) and snap turtles.
Dinner at home with great friends, some excellent Russian River Pinot, seeing the property and animals, insanely cheap gas (WTH, California?) — all made for a wonderful time in Sheridan. Hopefully a return visit won’t take as long as the first. Next up: The Dakotas ..
Below: Scenes from Sheridan