Casper and Its Ghosts
September 29, 2012
Thankfully, the only ghosts I encountered on my trip to Casper, Wyoming were the ghosts of my childhood memories. Having spent the first half of my life in the Rocky Mountain range, there were many memories made. The thing about going back to a childhood haunt, however, is that you feel like you are living in the past and everyone just suddenly got older. How did that happen? Time. Time is tricky on ones view of the present, like a ghost playing with ones memories.
I felt as though I had always lived in Casper and had never moved away. Even with all the time that had passed, however, Casper stayed the same with a few new additions. It was still windy and cold, but it was also still beautiful. In the forests of Casper Mountain and bright blue sky of the prairie, life slows down and stress does not seem to be a word in one's vocabulary. There is a calm in the air that makes for a great vacation.
If you are ever looking for a place to relax and just be, Casper is just the place. You can go hiking on the mountain, go swimming in the lakes nearby, go fishing, visit the museum, go shopping, or even just explore the town.
There are quite a few books if you are planning to visit popular places in Wyoming: Welcome to Yellowstone National Park by Teri and Bob Temple; Welcome to Grand Teton National Park by Marybeth Lorbiecki; Wyoming by Pam Zollman; and Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and Jackson Hole: A Complete Guide.