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Aug 4, 2013 - Elk and Bison and Bears, oh my

Well, Yogi didn't disappoint us yesterday as we had a wonderful day driving the loops of Yellowstone and stopping frequently to view all the wonders of this park. The grizzly was across a meadow but with the video camera on zoom I was able to get some great footage. The bison stopped traffic for awhile taking his time to cross the street and then just sat down to rest for a photo shoot. We saw so many gorgeous waterfalls, some were mighty powerful, stopped at hot sulfur springs, and bubbling mud volcanos but my favorite was the wildlife. I...

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On The Road Again

Jul 31, 2013 - Chief Joseph Hwy.

We had gotten to the end of the road at Barry's Landing and were actually in Montana at that point but had to backtrack to Wyoming to continue our trip. We stopped in Cody Wy at the Sierra trading post and Bill bought me some new hiking shoes and a fleece for my upcoming birthday. We continued north on the Chief Joseph hwy up to about 9000 feet. It was starting to get late (4:00 pm) so we looked for a forest service road to camp. We saw aturnoff for Camp Creek road and took it. After a relatively scary 3 miles up the side of a mt with no...

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Jul 25, 2013 - On To Cody Wyoming

On the way to Cody, we met a bit of a plains rain. For the first time, we were hit with the occurence of hail and high wind. Once again the Range was heavy and we didn't have any problem with the wind save to avoid other cars careening on the dirt and asphalt black roads in Wyoming. But the sky lightened and turn from deep gray to a clearing blue just at sunset. We turned around and found the rainbow in the rearview mirror. This is one my favorite pictures primarily because Dee likes it so much. Taken on the side of the road in a pullover...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Rex Hale, Cody & Buffalo Bill Byway, WY - Aug 2013

We pulled up to Rex Hale Campground in the Shoshone National Forest along the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway. I fell in love. I hated to leave this place. For $10 a nite w/geezer national access pass, we had 50 amp & water. No sewer or dump. It is located almost 40 miles east of Cody, WY and only 15 miles from the East Entrance to Yellowstone. I would stay here again in a heart beat! Wait till you see what our front yard looks like. Even though the campground is close to the road, it was not noisy. We have been in prettier or better campground,...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Cody, Wyoming

We spent a week in Cody, Wyoming. We visited the museum dedicated to William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill. He was a Pony Express rider, an Army scout, and an entrepreneur like no other in my opinion. The city of Cody was planned by him to have streets wide enough for him to turn his carriage around, and to be on the road to the new National Park, Yellowstone. We spent 2 days at the museum, and on the second day, we attended a wild bird exhibition. The city and surrounding area is so beautiful, we could have spent more time at the museum,...

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Jul 10, 2013 - Fishing Bridge RV Park, Yellowstone

I wasn’t able to update the blog yesterday. I had no cell service, and no internet. We arrived at Yellowstone in time for lunch and settled in to our campsite before heading out to tour after lunch. We enjoyed sightseeing around the park and then dinner at the Lake Village Hotel. I’ve included a few pictures of the hotel which is an historic landmark. After dinner we went buffalo hunting, and found lots of them. Several times be were tied up in Buffalo jams, as cars stopped and moved over to allow buffalo to wander across or even down the...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Cody, again

Today Glenna, Dudley, and I took the trolley tour. It was well worth the time. We got a much better understanding of the town of Cody. Buffalo Bill planned the town right from the beginning. His plan included wide roads, so people could turn their team of horses around on the streets. His hotel was one of the first buildings in Cody. He planned the eastern route into Yellowstone National Park, and put his town in a position that meant every visitor coming from the east would pass through Cody. This area was a desert when Cody arrived. He...

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Jul 8, 2013 - KOA Cody, Wyoming

We had an easy drive from Billings south to Cody. The views were extraordinary. We are at the KOA in Cody tonight. It is a long way down the list of KOA's that we have stayed at. It is very hot, and got very windy this evening while we enjoyed drinks with our neighbours, visiting from California. This afternoon we visited the Buffalo Bill Museum. It is an amazing exhibit. It was very worthwhile. Tomorrow we hope to do the town trolley tour, and return to the museum for another lesson about Buffalo Bill. I posted a picture of a map of the...

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Jul 8, 2013 - Wyoming....Forever West

Drove into Wyoming form Montana. It was only 3 hours but a lot of up and over the mountains. Set up camper and Dean Anderson came along to our site to say..."Howdy". He's not looking too Jersey nowadays.....same as I remember, just a bit more grey hair (sorry Dean....you can make fun of my grey hairs as well!!!) Ed went out to check into doggie day care for Ajax so we can do a lot of touring in the area and into Yellowstone. Wow, dinner came to us in Wyoming!! Courtesy of Dean and Terry Anderson, we had a great supper and conversation here...

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Jun 27, 2013 - South Dakota to Cody, Wy.

Today we left the Owl's Nest and headed to Cody, Wy with stops at Sturgis and Devil's Tower National Monument. I wanted to not rush and relax a bit so we left the cabin about 9:30 and took our time at Sturgis. Had a great time at the Full Throttle Saloon. George even met Fajita Mike. Of course we stopped at the Harley store there. Devil's Tower was a little further out of our way than I anticipated but it was a good stop. The kids like the Native American stories of how/why it was there and it does really rise out of nothing straight up. I...

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Jun 25, 2013 - Cody, Wyoming

Tuesday, June 25 raining Yellowstone Park. Murray and Phil were not interested in camping another night in the rain, so they modified their plans. They put their tent away wet and left Yellowstone Park with plans to stop in Cody, WY to see the museum. The drive from Yellowstone via the Eastern entrance to Cody was spectacular. Much better scenery that driving in from Idaho Falls.. and in general the 1988 forest fire had done less damage to the East side of the park. They listened to the music on Phil's phone on shuffle (thanks Lindsay and...

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Jun 22, 2013 - June 14th

We left Cody today, arriving in Yellowstone. Soon after arriving and getting settled in our campsite we took a ride around the East side of the park. We saw a Bald Eagle, lots of bison, some deer, and a few elk. We got the kids into a junior ranger program. They have to complete tasks to acquire a badge. We got out of the pickup several times to walk short trails. We got up into the mountains and had heavy snow falling on us with temps as low as 33 degrees. Sally didn't like driving in the snow on curvy mountain roads.

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