We spent most of our Easter weekend at the Wyoming Territorial Prison in Laramie, Wyoming. It is a really fun place to do some nose work! Olivia and I both had a chance at a big title and we actually achieved our goals!
The prison is an historic site which was built in 1872. It operated as a federal penitentiary from 1872 to 1890, and as a state prison from 1890 to 1901. It housed many famous criminals back in the day, and has been really well maintained. A stockade surrounds the prison where prisoners would report to work at the broom factory.
Olivia got to search the broom factory in her Elite trial on Friday. This photo is her waiting for her turn to search.
We both spent time in the prison yard area which is surrounded by the big wood fence to keep the prisoners from escaping. Despite the good fence, many did escape.
My last searches of the day on Saturday took place in the museum area. Here I am waiting for my turn to go in and search. They have pictures on the walls of some of the famous prisoners like Butch Cassidy.
They also have some really fun wagons like this one around the prison site.
Olivia competed in her second Elite level trial on Friday. Remember her first one was in Pennsylvania in March. She was awesome as always, but Mom was not on her game. Thankfully, Olivia is good enough to carry the team. She missed four hides, two of which were Mom’s fault. Even without those hides, she earned her Elite 1 Title. At this level the ribbons are so long, they drag on the ground.
Saturday I competed in my thirteenth NW3 Trial. Mom really wanted both of us to earn our titles but since I have tried so many times without success, she didn’t think it would happen. The first half of my searches Mom worked really hard as I was keeping hides a secret from her, something I love to do. We got a “no” in my second search. At this point I had to be perfect the rest of the day. Amazingly, the second half of my searches I was a new hound. Mom said searching became super fun, I told her about hides, and was all business. Yes, I finally earned my first NW3 Title.
It is safe to say, we escaped from the prison with our titles on Saturday afternoon. Mom is ecstatic that we both achieved our goals and we did it at the Wyoming Territorial Prison, a really fun site, and on a great road trip! Our traveling is coming to an end for a while, but we will be entering more trials and hopefully bring home even more pretty ribbons! We sure have a reason to be happy!
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