Fort Collins | Heritage Courtyard


I had never heard of Fort Collins before moving to Wyoming--my Colorado geography wasn't that great, I guess--but I'm glad I have now! It's a great little city--home to CSU, New Belgium and O'Dell's brewery, annnnnnd there's a dunkin donuts! I spend enough time in this little city, so I think it's a safe goal to try and explore // share something different every time I go down, starting with....

The Heritage Courtyard! Located in Library Park, it's a collection of historic cabins and a one-room schoolhouse from the early days of the city. They are well preserved and a lot of fun to walk in and around--and the historical actors are full of interesting information [a little too much information? perhaps]. My sister and I had fun climbing up and down the stairs to the second floor + remembering the olden days of our childhood, when we used to play pioneer. 

The courtyard is only a couple blocks from downtown Fort Collins, so it's a perfect quick side trip from shopping + snacks on College Street. 

laramie in the summer

there's snow blanketing the pass between laramie and cheyenne, so here are some photos from a dreamy summer evening in july, when the sun didn't set until late and everything was warm + wonderful.


sinclair, wy // august 21 // canon 6d

I got off the interstate early on a monday morning on my way to an assignment for work--so early, that I had some time to kill. I had seen bits and pieces of Sinclair from the highway, so I thought it'd be cool to take a quick peek around. 

Sinclair, population 433, is dominated by the massive refinery in town. Even though it's super tiny, the town center is on the wyoming historic register of places--it has beautiful, stucco and red roof buildings with a massive fountain on top. 

Getting to wander around a town at 730 in the morning is a special feeling I won't forget soon, and one I'd recommend--especially when it's a town that small [although, I was a little nervous that someone would call the police!]. The empty streets made it feel like a ghost town, while the early morning light gave everything a warm glow. 

I wasn't in Sinclair long--enough to take these photos, really--but it was a welcome stop. It's always interesting to explore towns of less than 1000, especially when they happen to be so beautiful and interesting. 

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