Another cold morning awaited me in Cheyenne, thankfully, this time I prepared. I had a set schedule for today since I had to get back to Denver to make my flight – I was going to go to the Rocky Mountains. However when I woke, and pulled my feet in under the covers, I said an inappropriate word and rolled back over. What was supposed to be a 8:00am scheduled time of leaving ended up being almost Noon. I decided at that point, the Rocky Mountains can wait; after all, I’m sure I’ll be back.

Since I cut Rocky Mountains out, I had a little bit of time to go exploring. Right across the street was Cheyenne Depot Plaza and one of the original Wrangler shops. I asked the concierge of my hotel if there was anything else worth seeing, and in a surprising valley girl voice “not really” was her response…. Okay!

Since Toyota did loan me the car, I did a quick photo shoot and decided to part ways with Cheyenne. Maybe I’ll hang out in Denver a bit…

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That ended up not being the case. Traffic was clear and the roads were open. As I neared Denver, I looked at the time – it was only 1:00pm. I didn’t have to be at the airport till 7:00pm. I relooked how far and how much time the Rockies would take, and to my surprise it was only a couple of hours.

Glad I made the detour – look what I came across… definitely worth the 2 and half hour detour. Next time, if time permits, I’d like to explore more of the Rocky Mountains. I stayed on course and didn’t venture off – I’d like to see if access to the summit is possible – there was snow up on the peaks.

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So then it was back to Denver, an uneventful drive that left me returning the car back to Toyota’s top secret location and still arriving 3 and half hours earlier than my flight… meh!