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Oct 5, 2012 - Buffalo, Wyoming
This will be out last update from Buffalo. We have enjoyed our visit much, including the 4 inches of snow. :-) Buffalo is located at the base of the picturesque Big Horn Mountains, it is a beautiful town and we will definitely make a return visit. Buffalo has much more to see, we wished we had more time to explore. One of the outstanding places in town is the old Occidental Hotel. This historic building has been fully restored, it dates back to 1880. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rode to the Occidental from their hideout at the nearby...Jump to full entry
Oct 3, 2012 - It's Snowing!!!
Today was one of shortest travel days EVER. We only moved about 20 miles. :-) The weather has changed drastically, we went from sitting outside by the river in 80 degree weather to SNOW. We didn't want to stay in Story without hookups or TV and be stranded in the snow. The wind was also blowing with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Yikes!! We are safely parked with full hookups and cable TV at Indian Creek RV in Buffalo, Wy. We will be here until the weather clears enough for travel. Check back later for more from Wyoming.Jump to full entry
Sep 22, 2012 - Occidental Hotel, Buffalo Wy....
This morning we got up and moving early as we wanted to visit the Occidental Hotel as well as the museum here in Buffalo before getting on the road. We got permission for a late check-out (if needed) from the campground, as we weren't exactly sure what to expect time wise. We allotted an hour for the hotel and an hour or two for the museum. Wow, did we ever underestimate that! We could have easily spent 3 hours in each. We arrived at the hotel & were greeted with a friendly 'hello' from front desk employee Angela. She was extremely helpful...Jump to full entry
Sep 22, 2012 - Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum...
After our tour of the Occidental Hotel we walked a short block to see the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, one large complex originally made up of two buildings. The first building, located behind the Johnson County Courthouse, is where the museum began in 1957. In 1987 the Johnson County Library moved and the county decided that the old library building would become part of the museum. So, in 1989 the two buildings were connected and today the museum houses the exhibits while the old library building houses the Visitors’ Lobby and the Museum...Jump to full entry
Sep 21, 2012 - Part Two of our scenic drive...
Continuing on with our journey, our Golden Age Passport gave us free entrance into Bighorn Canyon for our first stop at Horseshoe Bend to check out the marina and campground. The Horseshoe Bend Campground has two loops, with small, no hook-up sites intermingled with 19 larger electric/water sites. The electric sites are $15 per night, while the others are free. We saw a couple of rigs there today so there were plenty of open sites. As I'll mention later, I wouldn't want to bring our rig here. We took a walk down by the marina & noticed most...Jump to full entry
Sep 20, 2012 - Bighorn Scenic Byway...
Today we decided to take a long drive & burn out the full tank of diesel we purchased in Gillette yesterday. As I mentioned in the last post, we're pretty sure we purchased a tank of bad diesel. We're running Cetane through it on the advice of McKie Ford & hopefully this will fix our black smoke issue. Fortunately the truck seems to be running just fine, it's just billowing black smoke. And I do mean billowing! We got an early start this morning, heading I-90 north of Sheridan to the small town of Ranchester on U.S. 14. We cruised through...Jump to full entry
Aug 31, 2012 - Buffalo, Wyoming, Nice Town, August 23
August 23, Buffalo, Wyoming On these RV Journeys, sometimes you get tied into some dates based on Campground availability. Well this happened in this case. We visited a little campground in a cute town called Buffalo, Wyoming. We would have stayed there longer but after weeks of calling Yellowstone and being told there was no availability, we secured two nights inside the park, for the Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th. But we were still some 600 miles away from Yellowstone which is on the top Northwest corner of Wyoming. So, we needed...Jump to full entry
Aug 27, 2012 - Buffalo
Stayed at Buffalo campground an extra day. When checking RV tires found a flat in one of the rear tires, Leaky valve. Had it repaired first thing Monday morning, repair shop was less than a mile from campsite. Good luck all around. After tire repair headed to Great Falls Montana.Jump to full entry
May 13, 2012 - Busy Day
Our first stop today was Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills. I was happy to learn the Sculptor's Studio was open just this week so we were able to visit there. Enjoyed the monument. We were headed to Hill City and happened across the red ass winery and, you won't believe it, but the motorhome just pulled right into the parking lot! Tasting bar was open, Ev and I sampled several, and bought a few bottles. And some of the best orzo salad I've tasted. And when we pulled out of the parking lot and rounded the next bend, there was The Naked...Jump to full entry
Apr 30, 2012 - Day 6- Buffalo, Wyoming
There were deer right behind the bus when we got up this morning. It was a tight squeeze getting the bus out of the RV park but we made it. Leaving Estes Park, we followed yet another river through more steep canyon country. We saw a lot of lilac bushes covered in purple blooms. Once we hit Loveland, we left the mountains behind. Wyoming is wide open grasslands and not much else. You gotta wonder what this looked like when there were a million buffalo out there. The wind was ferocious today. We stopped for gas in Casper (stress free, thank...Jump to full entry
Oct 28, 2011 - On the way to Yellowstone
Oct 28 We are headed to Yellowstone today. We were there in 2004 but it was before I started getting stamps in my passport book. So we will hit 2 of the Visitor Centers, get the stamp and go on to Belgrade, MT for the night. No ice on the roads or the car this morning. RG decided to help Mike drive for awhile this morning. No snow here but plenty in the mountains where we are headed. It is interesting to watch the landscape as it changes from prairie to mountains.Jump to full entry
Sep 7, 2011 - Fort Phil Kearney and the Bozeman Trail
Day 54 Fort Phil Kearney was built as one of three to protect the Bozeman Trail, an off-shoot of the Oregon Trail to the Wyoming and South Dakota gold strikes. The fort was built, used and abandoned in a little over two years. After the white man left, the Indians burned it to the ground and, by treaty, it cannot be rebuilt. Nearby is the site of Fetterman’s Massacre, the first massacre of US troops by Indians in the Indian Wars. Trivia: Fetterman disobeyed order and went into an area he should not have. If he had not been killed, he would...Jump to full entry