Live, Laugh, Love, Laramie

A Life Update About Where We Live


Geographically, Wyoming is the ninth largest state in the U.S. with a total population of 578,759 +3 (for perspective, that's about the same size as Oklahoma City). Laramie is the fourth largest "city" in Wyoming with just over 32,000 citizens.


This is where I was born and raised.

 

As a teenager, living here, I was stricken with a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out). I had an abiding sense of isolation coupled with a lot of romantic notions about how amazing it must be "out there." I was itching to graduate high school so I could get out into the “real world" and see how civilized people lived. So, the day after I graduated, I bolted.

Fast forward 33 years to this past January and my wife Tricia, my daughter Grace, and I relocated back to the Cowboy State.

Having lived in a number of different places and having traveled extensively, I realize now that Laramie is a wonderful place and if anything, I missed out on not living here all those years.


A Little Tour


Laramie sits at 7,200 feet above sea level on a high plain and is surrounded by huge, magnificent skies and mountains. What it lacks in oxygen, it makes up for in beauty.

Laramie has just about all the amenities you would ever need—just not as many of them. For example, the last city we lived in had six Starbucks and Laramie has just one.


We have really great restaurants, a super comfy theater (the kind where you can get horizontal and watch the movie while your wife takes a snooze), museums, great parks, and a charming downtown.


Laramie is also home to the University of Wyoming—the only major university in the state. When school is in session another 12,000 people are added to our population which brings a lot of extra energy to the town. UW has an amazing campus and all the benefits that come with a D1 University including all the major sports.