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#1 baldiepete

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:55 PM

Who knows anything about the University Of Wyoming in Laramie? My daughter has just been accepted on to a student exchange program and will be studying there for the spring semester in 2016. I know precisely the square root of bugger all about it (or Wyoming). 



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:11 PM

Who knows anything about the University Of Wyoming in Laramie? My daughter has just been accepted on to a student exchange program and will be studying there for the spring semester in 2016. I know precisely the square root of bugger all about it (or Wyoming). 

 

I know a guy who worked there and 2 people who got their PhDs there.  But that was years ago.  I think it's probably a neat place to live, and lots of interesting things to see somewhat near by. 


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:20 PM

Cowboys, play in the Mountain West Conference.

Sparsely populated state.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:22 PM

Looks like a small place but it's not too far from Denver. I'm sure she'll have a great time. My wife and I are fine about her going but one of her grandmothers is in full-on panic mode. 



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:24 PM

If she learns how to work a lasso, she'll be fine.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:24 PM

I've driven through that part of the country a number of times. It's about as different from the UK as you could get. A high desert and a lot of wide open spaces. Quite beautiful in its way, with very much of a "wild west" feel. I don't know Laramie much but it's a college town so there will be more there than in most other parts of the state. It should be an interesting experience for her.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:43 PM

Spent the night there once. Hotels are quite expensive because oil well people are always in town. Nice town but somewhat isolated. Denver is a little over 2 hours away, but that's about it.

Hey...where's Perry?


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:21 AM

Never been to that part of the country but from what I understand it has beautiful landscapes, lots of open country.  As others have said, the state is sparsely populated, sort of a classic cowboy vibe.  She probably won't get much of an urban experience or any big city thrills.  But maybe that's a good thing from a dad perspective. :)

 

One of these days I intend to make a trip to Yellowstone National Park.  Unfortunately it looks like an 8 hour drive from Laramie.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:44 AM

Beautiful wide open spaces.  Certainly a change of pace.  Probably the safest place she could possibly be as well.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:52 AM

She'll be able to open carry without a permit so yippie for that.


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:07 AM

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#12 baldiepete

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:36 AM

It's definitely going to be a different experience for her. She'll be moving from the (relatively) densely populated central belt of Scotland to the least densely populated state in the US. Laramie itself is slightly smaller than the town where she studies just now but apart from Cheyenne the rest of the state seems to be empty. If she doesn't like it, well it's only for four months.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 07:37 AM

Let us now pray she doesn't become one of the People of Walmart.

 

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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:02 PM

I drove through there all the time, as I lived in Fort Collins CO, about an hour south. Small town. I think the U of W is fine, but the town of Laramie is kind of a backwater. Ft. Collins is the closest place that does not seem like The Old West.

 

This was twenty years ago, though.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

Big sky.

 

Or so I read.

 

Should love to see it one day......



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:45 PM

Laramie .. Wyoming - such evocative place names. They make me think of watching old TV series when I was a kid, like The Virginian, Branded and Bonanza.

 

I think there was a film called The Man From Laramie .. yes just checked - with Jimmy Stewart

 

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:49 PM

It's definitely going to be a different experience for her. She'll be moving from the (relatively) densely populated central belt of Scotland to the least densely populated state in the US. Laramie itself is slightly smaller than the town where she studies just now but apart from Cheyenne the rest of the state seems to be empty. If she doesn't like it, well it's only for four months.

 

The different landscape and people will give her perspective.  The language close enough for comfort.  Should be good.  So many of my daughter's friends are doing their study abroad semester in Asia.  Very different world there.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:18 PM

Let us now pray she doesn't become one of the People of Walmart.

 

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Out of respect for Pete I'm not going to bounce off this and hijack the thread. It's so tempting to say something like "that's not a walmart person... THIS is a walmart person...." and post a photo of a 400 pound man waring a cowboy hat and a thong.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:26 PM

She'll need a warm coat and a pair of shorts.
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#20 baldiepete

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:59 PM

Out of respect for Pete I'm not going to bounce off this and hijack the thread. It's so tempting to say something like "that's not a walmart person... THIS is a walmart person...." and post a photo of a 400 pound man waring a cowboy hat and a thong.


She's 5'10 and about 150 pounds. She'd better not come back double that and with a 400 pound bloke in tow.
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