This is another post from our Mountain West Trip. Day 3 we got up and Drew was in charge of showing us around Casper. First we drove up to the top of Casper Mountain. We saw this Coyote as we drove.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Up on top of Casper Mountain is a small Ski Resort called Hogadon Basin Ski Area. Of course since it was summer it was closed, but it still beautiful up there.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Beautiful views
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Before leaving the mountain we explored the other side, which has an Archery Range. Then Drew showed us where he was living and we got to meet his roommates and their dogs.

Here’s Alex with Otis.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

From there we drove around Downtown Casper, we got out and walked around. Casper is a very clean town. They had some type of sidewalk chalk drawing competition going on that day. We enjoyed checking out Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Anytime we’re in a new place, we look for Mongolian Grill, where you pick out your raw meat and veggies and then bring it to the cook and it’s cooked on a large open grill top. Drew had already scouted one out before he got there, eaten there multiple time and said it was good. So that’s where we got lunch.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

That evening Drew had to work and of course we made plans to attend the game.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

That night Drew was in charge of on field promotions. Here’s a pic of Drew and Alex with Derrick, the Horsehead Mascot.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

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The next day we got up and had some time before Drew had to be at work.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

We drove South West over to Alcova Reservoir. It was about a 40 minute drive. As we continued to explore Wyoming, I just love it more and more.

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

From there we kept driving about 30 minutes to Independence Rock. This was a really cool place. The boys and Rob ran up the mountain. I just walked around the outskirts of the rock and took pictures.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Click to read the signs.Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Click on the pic and it will take you to the flickr pic which you can click on if you’d like to read it.Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

We dropped Drew off and then got lunch at Pizza Ranch. We ended up driving by Casper College. Stopped for a few pics.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Drew had mentioned meetings he had had for work up on a ridge that looks over Mike Lansing Field, where he worked. We drove over up to the ridge to see the community center he had talked about. We found the National Historic Trail Center and walked around the outside for a bit. We needed to get Alex to the Stadium to prepare to do his job that night.

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Here we are all together on the field at Mike Lansing Field before Alex became the mascot.
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The night before Drew had mentioned his bosses were looking for a replacement for their mascot, Derrick. Alex had decided he wanted to do it. Drew told him he had to go talk to his boss about it. So he did and here you see Drew standing by Alex in the Derrick costume. He had to walk around and he was in the dance off at the beginning of the game. I need to get that video and post it. It was great. Alex made a quick $40 that night being the mascot.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

After the gam we left Casper and headed towards our hotel for that night in Cody, WY. Drew was hoping we could get to Hell’s Half Acre before dark. It was dusk, so these pictures I actually increased the exposure so you could see the details.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

I mean look at this Wyoming Sky.
Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

See more pics of both days>>>Day 3 & Day 4