Drew’s New: Exploring Gillette With A Vet
When I moved into the Cowboy State I knew the adventures were going to be great. On the 4th of July I was able to take my adventures on the road to Gillette, Wyoming.
This adventure was a little different than my previous journeys. I went to visit an old friend who is retired U.S. Army who served this country for nearly 25 years and the last few in Gillette as a recruiter. To be able to spend Independence Day with my lifelong friend who knows what summer in Iraq and Afghanistan feels like was truly an amazing adventure. We spent a large part of the after noon celebrating our freedoms at the Gillette Gun Club making sure our firearms were working correctly, followed by another American tradition smoking & grilling LOTS of meat!
The trip to Gillette is an adventure in itself. Seeing oilfields, methane gas fields, antelope, mule deer and having LOTS of time to think and reflect with so much open road.
The city of Gillette calls itself the "Energy Capital of the Nation" with lots of Coal, Oil and Methane. Gillette has just over 30,000 people, but it seemed they all knew each other. The waves, greetings from "strangers" and the "thank you for your service" that was offered to the veterans was fantastic. If you haven't been up to Gillette lately, they are doing lots of work to revitalize the city and helping make your visit more enjoyable. I recommend you check them out, it's a cool community with interesting landmarks and buildings.
Spending the 4th Of July with a Veteran that fought for our country was quite an honor and a day I'll not forget. If you've served this country, "THANK YOU!". If you're looking for a place to visit, check out Gillette.