Bob and Shirley's Great Adventure 2011-12 travel blog

Ivinson Mansion

Inmate Handcarved Table purchased by Mr. Ivinson

Dining Room

Front stairway

1892 Modern Bath

Snow shoes for horses

Desk Bed Combo

Cattle on the Plains

Plains

Plains

Medicine Bow National Forest (MBNF)

Libby Flats, MBNF

Libby Flats, MBNF

Libby Flats, MBNF

Lake Marie, MBNF

Lake Marie, MBNF

Valley near Lake Marie, MBNF

Valley near Lake Marie, MBNF

On the Descent, MBNF

Still going down, MBNF

Prairie

Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, WY

The "Rig" amongst sagebrush, Saratoga Lake

Sunset over Saratoga Lake, WY


Sorry to be so late in posting this...we were without Internet access until this evening. Yesterday we woke up in the Walmart parking lot and went to see The Ivinson Mansion in Laramie. It was built in 1892 and has the largest collection of hand-carved furniture made in Wyoming. Several of the pieces were made by inmates from the Wyoming Territorial Prison we had visited yesterday. The house was the best we've seen so far, very spacious. Mr. Ivinson became Laramie's first banker because he was the only resident with a safe! The attic housed the Laramie Plains museum. Interesting and unique items displayed there, also. Then we were on our way up into the Rocky Mountains, again, via Medicine Bow National Forest. Beautiful vistas of mountains with lakes, streams and exposed rock formations. After making our descent from Medicine Bow Nat'l Forest, we found ourselves in semi-arid prairie land. Lots of sagebrush and dried up creek beds. Enjoy the photos.



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