Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wyoming Welcomes You

I was going through my picture files for photos to use for my new novel post when I came upon these pictures. I’ve always liked these signs, so, when my daughter and I were returning home from Colorado, this past December, we stopped by the highway so I could take these photos. I think they depict the true picture of a real western frontier that is Wyoming.

This sign is located on I-25 on the border of Wyoming and Colorado.



In my bestest cowgirl speakin’ voice…

So, here you go pards (and pardettes), come on over and visit us here in our beloved state of Wyoming, y’hear? Y’all ‘r welcome anytime. If y’ur comin’ from the north or south direction, mosey on up or down I-25. If y’ur comin’ from the east or west direction, mosey on across I-80. Sounds simple, don’t it? It’s cuz it’s jus' that simple. It sure is.

If y’all decide to come this way, jus' wanna warn you gents to keep a tight rein on yer sweethearts. It’s not uncommon for ladies meetin’ some real handsome cowboys and jus' fall in love with them, right there on the spot. And ladies, jus’ wanna warn ya also that there are some real good-lookin’ cowgirls, too. So If I wuz you, I’d be holdin’ tight onto my sweetheart’s arm the whole time. Jus' kiddin’ y’all ‘bout the last stuff. I’m jus’ tryin’ to infuse a li’l bit of romanticism into this post. I don’t want none of ya to feel scared or anythin’. All in all, we’re jus’ as normal as y’all, or is it jus’ as crazy?

But, don’t take my word for it. Come and experience the wild west yerselves?


Jeremy Sparks, a Professional Bullfighter, an Officer and a Gentleman.

40 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm also living in Wyoming and I love it! You're right people need to keep an eye out we do have handsome cowgirls and cowboys ;)

Lilly's Life said...

Awww, how good does it sound. Always had a soft spot for cowboys. Beautiful clear blue sky in the pics too.

tashabud said...

Hi Ashley,
It's so good to see another person from Wyoming in the blogosphere! I thought I'm just an anomally from our state.

Hee, hee. Thank you for the compliment. I hope I did justice to our state and to our cowboys and cowgirls.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for reading and commenting.

I'll come over to check out your blog also.

Tasha

tashabud said...

Hi Lilly,
I suppose you have cowboys out in Australia also, huh? I'm sure they're like the cowboys here who are into horses, boots, hats, and ranching.

This is what I like about Wyoming, we mostly have clear blue skies. The stars shine brighter, and the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular.

Thanks again for stopping by.
Tasha

Jena Isle said...

That's a wonderful picture. I remember some of my short stories cited Wyoming. lol... I like Wyoming. Take care Tasha.

Tina said...

yes i like them too. always liked the western theme

LarryG said...

nothing like get stomped by a ton of hamburger patty to bes!

Eric S. said...

Love it Tasha, Of course you know it's my kind of country. Anywhere there are tall beautiful mountains, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, plenty of wildlife, and absolutely strikingly beautiful women, well who could turn away!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I have never been to Wyoming but always wanted to see it. I love those signs.

Matt said...

Tasha, you are a real hoot, girl!! This post was so funny. I kept wondering what you would sound like saying all of the y'alls and everything. Hilarious.

Those are some cool signs, and the video was awesome. What a great bull fighter, and yes, a gentleman.

Great post, it makes me want to pack my backs and mosey on up I-25 fer a visit, y'all!

tashabud said...

Hi Jena,
Yes, I do remember you mentioning Wyoming in one of your short stories. I got a kick out of reading it.

I hope that one day soon, you'll be able to visit Wyoming.

Tasha

tashabud said...

Hi Tina,

Yep, Wyoming is known as the Cowboy State. If you happen to come to the U.S. make sure to come Wyoming during "Cheyenne Frontier Days" in July to be able to see the world's largest outdoor rodeo events.

Tasha

tashabud said...

Hi Larry,
I know what you mean. I cringed when I saw Jeremy Sparks got kicked in the head and the bullrider almost got stepped on. It's not a sport for the weaklings for sure.

Tasha

tashabud said...

Hi Cowboy Eric,

When you lived in Colorado, have you ever made a trek up here in Wyoming?

Sorry, I got you missing the mountains and the snow again. My bad.

Tasha

tashabud said...

Hello Heidi,
You just have to make a raod trip here this July and come watch the world's largest outdoor rodeo events. I think you'd look great in a pair of cowgirl boots, cowgirl jeans, and a cowgirl hat. So, come on up and join the other cowgirls.

Tasha

tashabud said...

Hi Matt,
Hee, hee. I can only write them, but I can't say them. They sound terrible and awkward, coming from my lips. My tongue gets all twisted and then my accents is nowhere close to any country or hicks accent.

Yes, just pack your backpack and mosey on up 1-25. Perhaps Jules and her hubby would like to come up too.

Thanks for watching the video. I'm glad you agree with me about Captain Sparks.

Tasha

Mr. Peanut said...

HI Miss Tasha, I'z snuck away and gots on da puter so I'z could come visit youz. I'z would like to see Wyoming, but I'z don't like da cold all dat much. Maybe some day in da summer.

Tanks for youz visits to my'z bog. Have a wooftastic day.

tashabud said...

Hi Mr. Peanut,
So good to see you here. I'm glad you were able to get on the 'puter to come visit me. Hope to see you here again.

Tasha

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

It sounds like a place I'd like to visit some day. Those signs are great. When I was little, I always like dressing in my cowboy shirt, jeans and cowboy boots. I grew out of it, but I still remember those days!

tashabud said...

Hi Karen,
Yes, it's a place to see indee. You can see Devil's Tower where the movie "Encounter of the Third Kind" was filmed, you'll see The Great Tetons, Yellowstone, and if you come to Cheyenne in July, see the World's largest outdoor rodeo.

It's interesting to know that you were in cowboy stuff as a child.

Tasha

LarryG said...

the brother sister interchange is a great novel premise.
I am very unskilled in that dept but it sounds like a great way to have a character study, create tension and resolution -
excellent idea...

tashabud said...

Thanks Larry for your input. Do you know what I can't do? I can't do what you do--writing poems. I love reading poems just as long as they're not too cryptic that I can't understand their meanings.

I'll let you know if I ever decide to write that novel.

Have a great weekend,
Tasha

redchair said...

What a cute guy! Wow. I did wonder about that one still shot where the bull had him several feet up in the air. Ouch!

That really does give us the feel of your Wyomin' dumpling. I'm just going to tie old Betsy up to the post and come on in and have a brew whis ya. okay?
Vikki

Shari Schmidt said...

Pardettes? I have to start using that word!

tashabud said...

Hi Vikki,
Sorry for taking so long to respond. Been busy with work and family.

Yep, he sure is and yes, I'm surprised he wasn't hurt. Yeah, just come on over and mosey on across I-80. I'll be sure Betsy behaves herself while we have some drinks. Hee, hee.

Have a great week.
Tasha

tashabud said...

Hi Shari,
I see you're back. I hope you and your family had a terrific time in Disney World.

Now, you have another term--"pardettes"--to call your girls other than "girls". Hee, hee.

Tasha

Lilly's Life said...

I loved the video - yep same as our cowboys too.

attygnorris said...

Those pics definitely illustrate what comes to mind when I think of Wyoming. Sort of reminds me of western Texas.

Davida

RhonB (aka Pinkoy) said...

Hi Tasha! It's your friend from SubicNewslink. Been a long time girl. Anyway, I have an award for you at my other blog http://pin-k-oy.blogspot.com. Another addition to all the awards your blogsite has received.

Please do come by. More power to you Tasha :)

redchair said...

Hey- where's my new Tashabud post? This one has been up for a while.
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Lizzy said...

Wow! It's been a while since I've last been here. I still haven't fixed my blog layout but I will soon. I'll make it something simple and readable for all audiences. =)

Oooh~ I wanna go to Wyoming.. though I can't even go to any other country yet. Gotta save up if I want to travel.

By the way, you can also visit my other blog. It has bigger text and different content. Here's the link: http://log.vixiii.info

tashabud said...

Hi Lilly,
Thanks for stopping by again. I suppose cowboys everywhere are pretty much the same, huh?

tasha

tashabud said...

Hi RhonB,
Good to see you here again. I'll try to come ove soon to see what you're up too lately.

Tasha

tashabud said...

Hi Vikki,
Coming up soon, I hope. Sorry, I haven't done much blogging lately. Busy with family and have been nursing my right hand from too much computer use.

Tasha

tashabud said...

Hi Lizzy,
Yes, I should come by soon and see what and how you're doing these days. Thanks for visiting me again.

Tasha

tashabud said...

Hi Davida,
Yes, I do agree with you about the western part of Texas. My family visited Texas in 2007 starting fron the western side, crossed the state on the southern part and then up on through the eastern side. It's a beautiful state.

Tasha

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I have been through Wyoming a couple of times. I always did like that rider on a bucking horse logo. That's been around since I was a kid... it was easy to find the Wyoming license plates for car games... they were the only one with a picture back then!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

tashabud said...

Hello Sharkbytes,
When I first came to this place, I thought, "It's miles and miles of nothing." That's exactly what my husband's family back east had said also. But now, I don't know a better place to live in. The winters are mild and the summers are not humid.

Thanks for visiting as well. I'll be visiting you again, I'm sure.

Tasha

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Hmm - Adam Atom as a Cowboy - possibly a neat twist idea. :)
The Old Silly From Free Spirit Blog

tashabud said...

It will be a challenge, but I have faith in you.

Thanks for checking it out.

Tasha

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