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Aug 7, 2016 - Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming

Today was a short travel day, about 80 miles, because we decided to stop in Cody, Wyoming, to visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. After we got set up at the Cody KOA, we spent the rest of the afternoon at the museum. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a museum complex with five museums and several other sites. The museums are the Draper Natural History Museum, the Buffalo Bill Museum, The Plains Indian Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum and the Cody Firearms Museum. Scattered around the grounds are the Cody Family’s Iowa...

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Our 2016 Travels

Jun 30, 2016 - Yellowstone & Cody Rodeo

This morning, we drove into Yellowstone using the East Gate. From Cody, WY., the drive is about 52 miles of really spectacular scenery. The route takes you through the Absaroka Mountains via the North Branch of the Shoshone River. After we entered Yellowstone, we started climbing to about 8,000 feet, driving through pine forests that have been decimated by pine beetles. It is easy to see from all of the downed and standing dead pines why wildfires are a real threat in the west. We passed through Fishing Bridge and then had lunch at the...

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Jun 29, 2016 - Road to Cody Wyoming

The drive from Casper, Wyoming to Cody, Wyoming is about 225 miles of two lane road. The first 95 miles runs west to Shoshone, Wyoming and is pretty typical Northern Great Plains. You see miles and miles of treeless grassland and few signs of any people. Along that stretch of road, we probably saw at least 100 Pronghorn Antelope. Sometimes as a single or a few and then maybe a herd of twenty or so off in the distance. Antelope are extremely fast and can burst speed to 70 mph for short distances. After we got to Shoshone, we turned north to...

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Jun 28, 2016 - More adventures

Tuesday, 6/28 – still exploring Cody! Six week anniversary on the road – we just count Tuesday to Tuesday because we left on a Tuesday! Today we went to another museum, Old Trail Town. Folks from Cody have been dismantling old buildings & bringing them to Cody to try to preserve them and create an “authentic” Old West experience. All the buildings are wood and date from the mid-late 1800s. Pretty interesting – they try to furnish them with “stuff” from this era – lots of old wagons and tack just getting dusty. There is also a small cemetery...

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Jun 27, 2016 - Museum

We were supposed to be heading down the road, but decided to stay another few days here - the campground has good wifi & it is so nice just to chill out for a while. We hadn't made any plans where to go next, so that is my task for today! We were thinking about going to Glacier, but I have had enough cold weather, and Dan is about mountained out. We are loving Wyoming so decided to hang out in this general area until after the 4th and then head East! I was worried about where we would stay for the 4th, but got reservations at 2 state...

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Jun 26, 2016 - Cody

Sunday, 6/26 - so nice to be able to get TV news (even if there is no news other than political junk)-I don't miss it when we don't have it, but do like to watch the weather! Been working on the blog - takes so much time to figure out what pictures to use - also nice to have wifi! It's also warmer in the morning here! Dan cooked breakfast & we just lazed around. Then had to do some tourist stuff :-) Went to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West - 5 museums in one place! Well, didn't know just what to expect, but figured it was worth a look -...

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Jun 25, 2016 - Back to civilization

Saturday, 6/25 – lovely drive down the mountains to Cody, Wyoming – we had to endure a “bear jam” before we left Yellowstone – unbelievable how stupid people can be! We followed a river all the way down – great scenery. Then we came to the Buffalo Bill reservoir & dam. Drove through town & everything was Buffalo Bill – duh – I never made the connection – Buffalo Bill was William Cody – he founded the town! We went to the saloon in the Irma Hotel – Buffalo Bill built it & named it for his daughter – there is a Cherrywood bar there that...

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Jun 22, 2016 - Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Today was a stop and tour day. We have been here before, and the Buffalo Bill Center is a trip highlight. Our first visit was to the Buffalo Bill Museum, so today we zoned in on the Whitney Western Art Museum and the Plains Indian Museum. All five of these museums have an affiliation with the Smithsonian, and are extremely well done. Tomorrow we hope to visit the Cody dam before moving on to Yellowstone National Park. An interesting point I picked up I picked up today. Buffalo Bill's father, Isaac, was a Canadian born in Toronto in 1811.

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Jun 21, 2016 - Ponderosa Campground, Cody Wyoming

The drive from Casper to Cody, up Hwy 20 was absolutely breath-taking. It is quite hilly and very uninhabited for the most part. We arrived in Cody shortly after lunch and checked in at the Ponderosa Campground. It was our third choice when booking, but was the first campground that had 2 openings for us. Turns out to be a great spot. It is only blocks from the Buffalo Bill museums. The sites are nice, and the campground staff are friendly. We decided to go out for dinner at Irma's, a hotel and bar named after Buffalo Bill's daughter. The...

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Sep 30, 2015 - Buffalo Bill Museum

Today, November 12, it's time to update you all. We visited here on Sept. 30. I will dispense with dialogue and share some favorite pictures of our day at the wonderful Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming. All of the comments I have heard from friends were true, this is one of the finest museums I have ever visited. The pictures and displays are those which touched me in some way, but please realize this place has thousands of others exhibits which are just outstanding. More photos of this museum, just too many for one entry.

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Dream On

Sep 15, 2015 - Bye Forests and Mountains

It started raining yesterday evening, and continued through the night, often heavy at times. This was good for the fire that had started in Yellowstone over the weekend. Early this morning, we headed back into Yellowstone a final time, on our way to Cody. It was raining off and on as we hooked everything up to leave. -- We didn't really expect to see many animals in the Park this morning. It was just too wet and yucky out; but then, what does a bison care about a little rain. As we crossed the Madison River, there were three bison right...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Sep 12, 2015 - Sept 12, 2015 - Twenty Fifth Stop - Cody, WY

Nice drive today from Riverton. We followed along the Wind River Canyon with steep cliffs on each side for a lot of the way. Kay should have been in the front seat to take pics. Oh well. Beautiful country out here even though mostly bare and dry. There are three trailers beside us, friends from British Columbia who travel together. They were telling us about an RV Park in Canada where they stayed and a black bear spent a couple of hours beside one of their trailers. Boy, would that cause Sookie to get excited. Tonight after dinner we sat...

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