Yesiree, the cowboys are real in these parts.
I’m still in the heart of cowboy country in Wyoming. But the town of Saratoga has a lot to offer anyone, be they cowboys, hunters, fishermen, tourists, and local folks alike.
I saw the impressive Platte Valley Community Center, some old barns, cattle, dress shops, western store, arts gallery, river, churches and a spa and a golf course connected to a lodge.
Platte Valley Community Center is fairly new, and my friend Sonja sits on the Joint Powers Board. In this building, classes of all kinds are taught in one of the many rooms, board meetings, a huge room for fund raisers and dances, and a 400 seat theater.
Sonja showed me an old barn that’s over 100 years old sits on the property of a cattle ranch, that Sonja and her husband are partners in. The cattle are shiny black and seem to be happy cows from Wyoming.
There are here and there in the surrounding area, a river, some old farm machinery, and even an old press from the newspaper of years gone by.
I saw a wagon that was used in its heyday to give a place for sheepherders to rest while they watch over the sheep.