The W in Wyoming stands for WIND

And it’s not wind, it’s WIND.

While I told people I was moving to Wyoming, they said, “I hope you like WIND.”

When I moved to Wyoming, people said, “There are two reasons people leave Wyoming. Winter and WIND.”

I had no idea when they uttered the “w” word, that it was in all caps.

Whenever the RV rocked and rolled as if it were on the high seas over the summer, the seasoned Wyomingites said, “This is not the WIND.”

When I had to keep both hands on the wheel to keep my car in the correct lane on I-25 they said, “This is not the WIND.”

In early November, at church, I had to throw all my body weight against my car door to get out. Let me tell you I’m amazed my organs are intact due to the fact I could only get about a two inch clearance. Then I had to lean forward at a 60 degree angle to not get blown away. it took three people to heft the church door open. My hair did acrobatics. My clothes were practically turned around… an old cowboy smiled at me, nodded, then said, “THIS is the WIND.”

Here in Wyoming, we need a durable wind sock.

Here in Wyoming, we need a durable wind sock.

Here are things that set Wyoming WIND apart from wind.

WeIn WY, the wind doesn’t howl, it roars.

The best trick for cleaning out your vehicle is to park facing East or West, open all doors at once.

Wind speeds match or exceed highway speeds.

It’s not uncommon to see birds flying backwards.

Patio furniture? Better be anchored into a concrete slab, or someone in Montana will find a nice surprise in his front yard.

Wearing a skirt in WY can be immodest.

Chicago don’t know WIND.

The only places windier than Wyoming are the top of Mt. Washington in NH, and the Aleution Islands in Alaska!

But pictures say it all. Enjoy!

Found the memes on good ole Google.

Not a garbage can is upright.

Not a garbage can is upright.

Today, we are at a level 4.

Today, we are at a level 4. And ours are the huge city cans!

Frosty bites it.

Frosty bites it.

Every day is a bad hair day... unless you declare the WIND blown look to be fashionable!

Every day is a bad hair day… unless you declare the WIND blown look to be fashionable!

Carson sports the WIND blown look better than I.

Carson sports the WIND blown look better than I.

Whenever the WIND blows, the tumbleweeds hold a convention.

Whenever the WIND blows, the tumbleweeds hold a convention.

images-4images-3And from right here in Casper near my son’s school…

 

UnknownBut you know what? I’ll take the WIND any day over Denver traffic :)