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Jul 23, 2019 - 8TH Stop - Buffalo, WY

Buffalo, WY; I 90 Exit 58. == Uneventful trip here from Wall, SD on Monday, 7/22/19. Pictures are of the Rest Stop at the Wyoming Welcome Center. It was not that hot so I turned the dash A/C off half way here. Nice RV Park except we are mostly in the sun. Thanks for the 2 efficient A/Cs. Last night we went to dinner at an Italian restaurant and had excellent pizza. No satellite clear view so we hooked up the Park Cable. We can catch some of the Mueller Hearing tomorrow. Expect fireworks. There is a meat market/butcher right near the Park...

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Jul 11, 2019 - Durant, WY (think LONGMIRE)

We just had two glorious days driving through Wynoming. So far we have had only a few minor problems with the camper and are very happy about that as it is difficult to find a good RV repair shop and one where you don’t have to wait two weeks to get work done. However, we are praying for dry weather as the driver’s side windshield wiper is ripped. (Wal-Mart does not sell wiper blades that big) We stayed at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) area. They are areas where campers can just pull onto federal land and dry camp (boondock). There...

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Jun 14, 2018 - A buffalo jump, a general store and a woolen mill

Buffalo, WY Vore Buffalo Jump, used from about 1500 D to 1800 AD, is a sinkhole about 40’ deep and 200’ in diameter. Hunters would stampede bison in the direction of the pit, driving them over the edge. The bison were killed by the fall or by other bison landing on them. In the 1970s, archaeologists uncovered bones and projectile points in the pit. About 10 tons of bones (about 5%) were removed from the site, and the pit is estimated to contain the remains of 20,000 buffalo. We had a good guide for our tour who happily answered all our...

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Jun 13, 2018 - Devils Tower

Buffalo, WY Devils Tower stands 867’ from summit to base. It was formed by magma which cooled underground and was later exposed after millions of years of erosion removed all soil around the tower for miles. In fact, as the erosion process continues, Devils Tower continues to grow. Per Native American legend, a group of girls out playing were spotted by several giant bears which began to chase them. To escape the bears, the girls climbed atop a rock, and prayed to the Great Spirit to save them. Hearing their prayers, the Great Spirit made...

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Jun 23, 2017 - Banner and Buffalo, WY

After a great night sleep we drove to Banner to Fort Phil Kearny. Built in 1866 in 4 months,to protect miners traveling to Bozeman Trail ( a whole other story). It was central in Red Cloud's War (1866-68) after negotiations from bad faith for the right of way along the trail failed. What makes this fort interesting is that this happened 10 years before Custer defeat at the little big horn and it made the conflict forgotten in history. There was a 1000-strong indian ambush attack on the men. In 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramine the Army abandoned...

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Jun 3, 2017 - Buffalo WY

We made it to Buffalo WY after 3 and a half days of HARD driving by Ken! New tires thanks to Bo's in Madison GA and working turn signals thanks to NIRV in Lawrenceville GA. NIRV got us out of their facility early enough on Wednesday that we were able to get out of Atlanta and all the way to Clarksville TN before we stopped for the night. Thursday, we made it past St. Louis and Friday to Mitchell SD. The folks at the Buffalo KOA were able to find a mechanic to come out and replace a missing oil plug on a Saturday night - many thanks for...

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Sep 8, 2016 - On to Wyoming

We left Custer around 9:30 this morning after spending a few minutes saying goodbye to Larry & Lee Ann. We so enjoyed spending the past week plus with them. We look forward to connecting with them on down the road. It wasn't a long trip today - 188 miles - from Custer, SD to Buffalo, WY - but it was a beautiful drive. Didn't take long to drive out of the Black Hills & onto the plains of eastern Wyoming. We were surprised at the amount of oil activity in Wyoming - some shut down but some of the pumpers were still pumping. And we passed a big...

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Jul 25, 2016 - Buffalo KOA

We got an early start out of Dubois headed for Buffalo Wyoming. The forest fire smoke was very thick. Everything in the motorhome smells like we sat too close to a campfire. We eventually drove out of it by heading north and east. At Worland, Wyoming we turned east through Ten Sleep and Ten Sleep Canyon (strange names) then entered the Powder River Pass (elev. 9685 ft). That was some climb but at least it wasn't at as steep an angle of ascent. The descents were all stepped down at 8° angles. Tomorrow its off to Devils Tower, Wyoming.

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Jun 17, 2016 - Buffalo, WY - Deep Park Campground

/// Deer Park Campground Buffalo, WY Friday – June 17, 2016 A Travel Day: We did not un-hitch last night so hitting the road today was with minimal effort. We departed Western Hills RV Park shortly after 8:00 am. Our route today would be north on US Hwy 287 to Muddy Gap, east on Hwy 220 to Casper and then north on I-25. The weather was clear and mild. The road conditions were some of the best we have enjoyed thus far. The traffic was light and not an issue even with me poking along at 55 mph. We encountered very few road construction...

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May 26, 2016 - Day 3 travel to Buffalo, Wy

Well this is not a good day. To start with when I opened the slide on the trailer there was a loud crunch. My computer had fell off the couch while traveling and was between the slide and a wall. Long story short its trash! Then we got no satellite because of trees, and no local antenna. So no tv. Oh well we are camping!

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Sep 17, 2015 - Sept 16,2015 - Twenty Sixth Stop - Buffalo, WY

Left Cody this morning and it threatened rain. Decided to continue on US 14 instead of taking US 16 down to Worland and through the Ten Sleep Canyon and then over the mountain. Sure enough, we got to the mountain o US 14 and it started to rain, but not heavy. The road up was steep and narrow with lots of turns to take at 30mph. It was not until we started down from the top that it stopped raining and the sun came out. Made it to I 90 and headed for Buffalo. Right after turning into the entrance, 3 deer walked across the road. The pictures...

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Sep 17, 2015 - Buffalo, WY

We decided not to stay another night in Sheridan and left for short 37 miles (45 mins) to Buffalo, WY on I-90 E. We stopped in the town of Story and visited the Fetterman Monument, a place dedicated to the battlefield dead known as the Fetterman Fight, a battle between the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors lead by Red Cloud and the 18th U.S. Infantry and the 2nd U.S. Calvary under the command of Lieutenant Colonel William J. Fetterman. The attack by the Indians took place on December 12, 1866 resulting in 81 U.S. men dead and only 20+...

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