Of course Wyoming was what I knew so I really hadn’t thought much about the differences between Wyoming and cities in the East. Wyoming wasn’t just Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Park. I grew up in the valley of Casper Mountain which at its highest point is 8,130 feet. I skied on powder snow in the winter, swam in Alcova Lake or one of the many public or country club pools in the summer. We ice skated in winter and roller skated in summer. We played tennis and rode our bikes everywhere.