October 15th – University of Wyoming Homecoming
I spent 6 years in Laramie, Wy, working on my bachelors degree and then getting work experience before going on to grad school. In that 6 years, I don’t remember a single October that was as beautiful as this one. Because Laramie is at 7000 ft elevation, the weather changes quickly… and it gets cold quickly. This, I’m told, affects how the leaves change. Many years we would get an early freeze and a ton of cold days and the leaves would drop almost overnight. But this year, I’m driving down into Laramie from Cheyenne and I’m struck by the orange and yellow just filling our little town. Driving down Grand Ave, I pass UWs first few buildings, the old dorms and cafeteria, then to Washakie. The grass around the buildings covered in crispy, orange leaves. I reach 15th street, the start of the old campus, and the road is just canopied in vibrant bright yellow. Driving down Ivinson, there were gold UW flags lining the sidewalks that were filled with students wearing brown and gold. It truly was the perfect fall day. To top it off, UW beat UNLV. Go Pokes!