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Lonewolf72

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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2012, 10:55:35 pm »

I was born and raised in Minnesota. Really like it here, especially the north country. I have been thinking about moving elsewhere, though, as long as it has water, trees, and winter.

Really liked your pics, Wyomiles. Looks like a place I would enjoy.
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2012, 06:17:23 am »

I was born and raised in Minnesota. Really like it here, especially the north country. I have been thinking about moving elsewhere, though, as long as it has water, trees, and winter.

Really liked your pics, Wyomiles. Looks like a place I would enjoy.

Well, come on out and visit! Wyoming doesn't have a fraction of the water you see in Minnesota, of course, and most of that is underground, but we like it. Very few mosquitoes!
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2012, 12:55:41 pm »

There's a better than 90% chance we are going to be visiting NR Wyoming / Black Hills area The week of Monday August 6th 2012 and leaving Friday night August 10th 2012 IF WE DRIVE.  If we fly, we'd probably arrive Saturday August 4th and depart Sunday August 12th.  My wife and I would love to meet some of you if time permits.  I'll know if that week is approved at work by the end of the day. Any campground and hotel / motel recommendations would be appreciated!

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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2012, 01:45:12 pm »

There's a better than 90% chance we are going to be visiting NR Wyoming / Black Hills area The week of Monday August 6th 2012 and leaving Friday night August 10th 2012 IF WE DRIVE.  If we fly, we'd probably arrive Saturday August 4th and depart Sunday August 12th.  My wife and I would love to meet some of you if time permits.  I'll know if that week is approved at work by the end of the day. Any campground and hotel / motel recommendations would be appreciated!

Take Care,
SB

We'd love to have you visit. Give me a few days at least and I'll call the clan... We can meet for coffee or a meal. You might want to call much earlier for motel or RV reservations, however. The motels and campgrounds fill fast during Sturgis bike rally. It may already be too late. You can always camp on my land, however. I have water available anyway. :)

FSW friend (not member) still has the Hill Top Motel in Newcastle
Daily, weekly and monthly rates. Some rooms with kitchenette
1121 S. Summit Ave
307-746-4494
Internet/wireless

Pines Motel  (Older, but nice and quiet, not expensive)
248 E. Wentworth St.  (In town Newcastle)
307-746-4334

Weston Inn Motel (in Upton)
1601 Hwy 16
307-468-2401
Don't know anything about this place except that it changed hands and looks good now.

Morgan Motel
205 S. Spokane Ave.
307-746-2715

Roadside Motel
1605 W. Main
307-746-3123

Sage Motel (advertises wireless DSL)
1227 S. Summit Ave.
307-746-2724
Reservations: 877-746-2724

Stardust Motel
833 S. Summit Ave
307-746-4719

Sundowner Inn
451 W. Main
307-746-3344

Camps/RV parks:
Auto Inn Motel and RV park
2503 W. Main
307-746-2734

Fountain Inn
2 Fountain Plaza
307-746-4426

Rim Rock RV & Camp
2206 W. Main St.
307-746-2007

Flying V Cambria Inn & Campground
23726 Hwy 85
307-746-2096
(This is a few miles out of town, a historic site and very popular)

Newcastle Restaurants:

Donna's Mainstreet Diner [great atmosphere - good people)
207 W. Main

El Michoacano (Mexican) [I have not eaten here]
2 Fountain Plaza (next to Fountain Inn)

Hi-16 Drive in (and indoor dining room) [Food ok]
2951 W. Main

Some "fast food"

Subway
Pizza Hut
Taco John's
The "Hop"
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2012, 03:15:05 pm »

Thanks Mama.  I'll get crackalackin' to try to find a room tonight.  I did get the approval for that week from work.  Just have to check to see if I can get reasonable flights or if I'll be driving.  Didn't think at all about Sturgis...  Hope I can get a room!  Appreciate the offer to camp on your land!  :wub:

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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2012, 10:22:41 pm »

A few photos to help you get to Wyoming...
Hot showers..Done

Howdy Wyomiles.  In haste I passed by your post and just looked at your pictures.  Awesome.

We are kindred spirits.  I'm positing (at least going to try, I uploaded but it won't show in preview..) a pic of our shower up on our land in the (hills to you, mountains to us flatlanders...)

The image is 48KB, so dialups should not be too bad.  We have the same shower cept we didn't get around to that whole privacy thing.  I poured a slab and we stand on a teak grate.

Nice to meet you and hope to see you in in a couple of weeks.  Yay!

SB
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2012, 09:24:21 am »

Thanks Mama, we miss you too. Been real busy at the gulch.

Lonewolf, there are lots of nice places in Wyoming. We have had a couple of different places and have been lucky enough to be in the mountains with water each time.

SB, I feel connected to quite a few folks here at the mental militia and have met a few good ones through the free state Wyoming project too. 
I only put up the tarps to keep from suprising the neighbors. :rolleyes: Nothing like a hot shower after a day of working in the woods. Do you have any trouble keeping your shower unit lit? Ours seems to blow out when the wind is blowing so I have built a wooden box around the sides to try and stop that.

Enjoy your trip to NE Wyoming. We are actually in the southern half of the state so probably won't get to meet you this time.
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2012, 09:52:17 am »

Thanks Mama, we miss you too. Been real busy at the gulch.

I do understand. :) And if the Jamboree wasn't held practically next door to me here, I wouldn't likely get to go either. But I do hope you can come next time. It's shaping up to be very interesting.
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2012, 12:57:36 am »

Hmmmm....Mountains, water, timber, and a little bit more free. Sounds better all the time.
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2012, 01:05:46 pm »

I only put up the tarps to keep from suprising the neighbors. :rolleyes:

Our nearest neighbor would not be able to see us in the shower.  That would really scare the heck out of them.  :laugh:  When our kid is with us we hang tarps up.

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Nothing like a hot shower after a day of working in the woods. Do you have any trouble keeping your shower unit lit? Ours seems to blow out when the wind is blowing so I have built a wooden box around the sides to try and stop that.

Amen.  I could not do it without that shower!  We don't have a problem with the wind blowing it out, but then again, a lot of trees there block the wind.  And we don't have the winds that you folks in Wyoming supposedly have.  The shower unit is only a year old.  And I packed it for winter storage, so it's only exposed to the elements from April to October. 

Since I lug my own water, a 2.5 gallon shower is what I would call a long, hot shower.

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Enjoy your trip to NE Wyoming. We are actually in the southern half of the state so probably won't get to meet you this time.

Thanks.   Maybe we can meet at the next Jamboree? 

PS, That looks like a nice Working Line German Shepherd Dog in your Atavar.  Is it so?  Then we are truly kindred spirits. 


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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2012, 10:43:26 pm »

The pup in my avatar belonged to my wife when we married. He was a husky shepard mix. Great dog, he has been gone about 15 years now. We then picked up a female american german shepard who left us 2 years ago. Both are missed by thier family.
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2012, 09:54:20 am »

Growing up my dad liked the show line Shepherds.  Three of them and each only made it 10 years with those hips.  Heartbreaking.  I broke tradition with mine and got a working line shepherd from East German / Czech bloodlines.  But he has questionable hips.  It's a crap shoot with the big popular breeds.  I think my next dog is going to be healthy rescue dog.  But the Shepherds are just so dang smart and versatile.  My dog can track, protect, and just be a great big mush too. 
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2012, 10:51:30 am »

Almost all the dogs available around here are some version of the Australian Shepherd or various other versions of cattle dogs. They are bright, healthy and intelligent, just far too active and aggressive for me to consider. There are various wimpy "lap dog" things around for sale, occasionally, but they don't appeal to me either. I want a Welsh Corgi.   The "rescue" kind cost as much as a purebred pup. I just don't have that kind of money. sigh
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2012, 01:35:32 pm »

Growing up my dad liked the show line Shepherds.  Three of them and each only made it 10 years with those hips.  Heartbreaking.  I broke tradition with mine and got a working line shepherd from East German / Czech bloodlines.  But he has questionable hips.  It's a crap shoot with the big popular breeds.  I think my next dog is going to be healthy rescue dog.  But the Shepherds are just so dang smart and versatile.  My dog can track, protect, and just be a great big mush too.
You can actually find blood lines of shepherds that are guaranteed against hip dysplasia.
We got one, and he is a very fine dog indeed. Unfortunately he is now suffering from Degenerative Myelopathy.
Yep,that is just as heart breaking. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canine_degenerative_myelopathy
We find out now that you can screen for this too.
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Re: Questions about Wyoming
« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2012, 02:31:25 pm »

Thread hijack: I've been researching and thinking about getting a German Shepherd. Lately, I'm leaning towards getting a mix breed from the shelter.

I think I'll start a thread....

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