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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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Sep 9, 2015 - Cody, Wyoming

Drove to the Absaroka Bay RV Park in Cody, WY. Stopped at the office and recognized the lady checking us in from Tucson, AZ and Benson. Her name is Sharon and her husband is John. It was fun seeing a familar face. We drove into town and went to the Buffalo Bill Dam. We went to the visitor center and watched a movie of how it was built. Took some pictures and walked around a bit. Then drove back to the campground to rest up for the next day. The next day we drove the Chief Joseph Hwy and the Beartooth pass. It was a climb of nearly 12,000...

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Perreault's Getaway

Aug 29, 2015 - Cody WY

We drove through the Bear Tooth Scenic Byway. This is renowned as one of the most scenic drives in America - and it is. As we started up the mountain, we encountered many bikers (not motorcycles) climbing the mountain. It was the Tour-de-Wyoming. This race is made for much hardier folks than us. This scenic drive was followed by another - the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway. How pretty can this country get. We arrived in Cody and decided to find out just where the rodeo was located. On the way we saw smoke rising and found a wildfire burning not...

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The Smokey Wild West

Jul 29, 2015 - Cody, WY

On Monday we drove from Buffalo, WY to Cody over the Big Horn Mountains reaching a height of 9665 feet. It was a beautiful drive and thankfully we had no major problems as we were the wagon masters on this leg of the trip. Rod, our leader, had to have his rig towed to Billings, Montana for a new engine on his 18 month old Allegro Open Road. He has left it there and now plans to lead us in his car! We went to the rodeo on Monday night and about froze. It was 50 degrees but there was a strong wind so the wind chill made it feel like about 35...

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Jul 19, 2015 - Transition

On the way to the RV park we stopped at Old West Trail Town. Mike was not interested in going but I did and it was well worth the entry fee. It was a collection of buildings that included a store, saloon and a cabin used by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The movie ‘Jeremiah Johnson’ with Robert Redford was a true story and he was buried here. There was lots of old wagons and also a hearse. In the museum were Indian clothes that fascinated me because they were covered in intricate seed bead designs and I wanted to know where they got...

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Jul 8, 2015 - Hiking in Shoshone National Forest

We hiked on July 6 and July 8. Both treks were over 6.5 miles. The area we chose for these hikes is just off the highway that leads to Yellowstone coming from Cody. The area is called Blackwater Creek where a forest fire claimed the lives of 15 firefighters and injured another 38 in August of 1937. There are three memorials created for the catastrophic event. One is near the road where the trailhead starts. The other two are 5 miles up the canyon ( a ten-mile round trip). Paula and I were more interested in getting a decent hike with some...

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Jul 4, 2015 - Cody Celebrations

Happy Independence Day, Friends! Cody enjoys Independence Day! They have a kiddie parade on 2 July, and then big parades on both the 3rd and 4th of July. Also, they have an arts and crafts show at the city park, with a lot of food vendors. And, musical entertainment is provided free of charge at the amphitheater in the park for the three day celebration. We went to the parade on the 3rd - a local told us that some of the parade entries participate in other town parades on the 4th. The parade on the 3rd is better. I'll say that is probably...

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Jul 1, 2015 - Southfork Road - south and west of Cody

We took another drive today. We have now driven on every road leaving Cody and checking out the surrounding countryside! Our excursion took us along the south fork of the Shoshone River. Started as a paved road, then gravel and then dirt. When it turned to 4-wheel drive road, we turned around. The scenery was again, FANTASTIC! It is impossible to duplicate God's tapestry on a camera. Some artists come close, but to see it in person, words cannot describe! We did see two large herds of elk in our travels today. Not sure where the bull elks...

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