The above animal is a Watusi of African origin. There were many other domesticated animals at this exposition beside the fair/rodeo in Jackson, Wyoming two days ago.
We left our Idaho cabin this morning and drove clear across Wyoming to Sidney, Nebraska, a mexican supper and a motel room for the night. We saw numerous pronghorns all along the way, some of them handsome and mature bucks(if that is what the males are called). We are still in the mountain time zone. As a map shows we have not cleared the eastern boundary of Colorado to our south. When we were in the Cheyenne, Wyoming area we could look south and see the Colorado Rockies clearly and as far south as Denver.
I have read hundreds upon hundreds of pages of history about the Cheyenne - Sioux Indian Wars of the 1860's. Very near here is a town called Julesburg, Colorado. In the 1860's during the Indian Wars following the Sand Creek Massacre farther south, the allied Indians twice attacked and sacked the small settlement of Julesburg. The first attack they drew a number of cavalry out into a trap and would have wiped them out had a few young warriors not rode out esrly snd revealed the trap. Still the Indians rode down the slower soldiers and killed them. Both attacks the people of Julesburg barely made it onside the gates of the fort and then watched the Indians take everything they could carry and burn the rest. We have not found such problems as of yet.
There is a huge line of thunderstorms moving across Kansas and since it is merely warm and dry here I figure it is hot and humidto the south of the storms. I would not need to see that huge wall of cloud climbing into the sky to know it is hot and humid down in Mississippi.
We still will not be home tomorrow but we will be close. I hitched the cool mountain air to Kris's car but I think it cut loose at the Wyoming border.