You will find them (men, women and children alike) to be an incredibly foul-mouthed lot. It is one of only two states in the U.S. with no gay bar. There are three malls in the state - in Cheyenne, Casper and Rock Springs. They are little more than glorified WalMarts, however. You will find no Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, or even a Pottery Barn, be assured. Tattoos abound. Bookstores don't. Bad teeth do, along with stringy hair, leathery skin and filthy clothes which look like they were pulled directly from the Salvation Army reject dumpster. Even enduring the morning or nightly news from Cheyenne or Casper is a punishing, depressing experience. Cheyenne's newscast is marginally (but only marginally) better than Casper's K4. One can only imagine where K4 found that silly, dressed-like-an-absolute-buffoon fat blimp guy or that seemingly sweet but frumpy as all hell girl (or the anorexic girl who reports on the weekends). Or who in the hell designed that pathetic 1970s set for the studio. Wyoming is a hard drinking place with far more than its share of trashy, skanky little saloons. That's just about it, though. There is appallingly little of anything else - least of all hope. I recommend reading Annie Proulx's 'Close Range: Wyoming Stories' to get an accurate portrait of Wyoming. It includes eleven short stories. Among these is 'Brokeback Mountain'. You can skip that one if you are a homophobe like most Wyomingites, and just read the other ten (which aren't "gay" or "bi"). The two gay/bi sheep herders in the short story 'Brokeback Mountain' are not even likeable - so it isn't gay "propoganda" for you paranoid types. They are uneducated high school dropouts, one of whom has buck teeth and the other has a strange growth on one eyelid and a fat ass/large hips to boot. Neither is particularly honorable or decent, not that anyone else in the collection is either.
2)Find real cowboys
3)a girl is a girl a boy is a boy
4)where only a few kids ride their horses to school
5)having the phone is a luxury
6)where a rodeo is more popular than madonna
7)where if you stand on the side of the highway with your hood up and someone stops to help you
8)where the cows make up half the population
9)where the elevation exceeds the population
10)everyone owns more than 40 pairs of long johns
11)100 is too hot 30 is normal and 20 below is cold
12)where giving the bird means look up
13)people actually wave
14)places are considered cities when the pop. is over 500
15)where the high school students have nothing better to do then this
Has many, many natural resources (only Texas produces more oil) and has some of, if not the largest coal mines in the world, not many people, but generally accepting of others, so long as they don't butt into other people's lives. Often said to hold true to the Constitution (that all men are created equal), and where liberals are generally looked down upon (especially when liberal groups try to stuff laws down our throats, just look up a few things from the Matthew Shephard Case, the media and many gay rights activist groups tried to force new laws on us and make us into hicks), fairly Conservative (we may have a Democrat for a Governor, but he did not approve of any of the Democratic Candidates), the people of Southern Wyoming don't really like the Greenies (Coloradans) too much, especially during "border wars" between Universities of the 2 states.
Texas lost their Cowboy way, so it's down to Wyoming now.
Cowboy Up. (Means, in short, to toughen up for whatever comes your way).
There are some very beautiful places in Wyoming such as Yellowstone National Park. You can buy almost any kind of fireworks there, and if there is a speed limit, its barely enforced.
Since there is less than half a million people there are very few cities. The few main ones being Cheyenne, Casper, and Powell. Wyoming is one of the few states still inhabitated by 'real' cowboys who catch rattlesnakes and ride horses around in tight pants.
Over all, because Wyoming has very few people and even less reasons to visit, it is seen as a boring, baren, uninteresting land. This is untrue.
*Perhaps the best area for alternative energy production with very high winds being average & an above average number of usable solar hours per day/year.
*Demographics in the Laramie-Casper-Rawlins triangle display Caucasian & Hispanic populations, very few Blacks.
*Great state if we could only keep the yuppies out!