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Aug 4, 2014 - Buffalo Bill country

Cody, Wyoming, is a cute little town with a lot to offer. The town's tourist attractions are all centereed around Buffalo Bill Cody who, surprisingly, was a real person who spent a lot of time here. We did not partake of any of the silly and expensive little museums and cultural centers dedicated to him, but we did attend a cheesy and LOUD little wild west show sponsored by the Irma Hotel (first building erected in Cody, and still standing after all these years...) All the usual suspects were in attendance - Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity...

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Aug 3, 2014 - Buffalo Bill

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, formerly known as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, is a complex of five museums and a research library featuring art and artifacts of the American West located in Cody, Wyoming. Founded in 1917 to preserve the legacy and vision of Col. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is the oldest and most comprehensive museum of the West. It has been described by The New York Times as "among the nation's most remarkable museums." The complex can be traced to 1917, when the Buffalo...

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2014 RV Adventure

Aug 1, 2014 - Yellowstone Winding Down

Thursday July 31 Walked around downtown Cody and found another delightful small town, Nice people, clean streets and even nice stores. I did have a clerk ask if I was lost when I was searching for Linda. Found the local Chevy dealership very nice as we had the truck serviced. Toured Old Trail Town which is an authentic collection of structures from the mid 19th through early twentieth century. Even saw the actual cabin used as a hideout by the Hole in the Wall Gang. We had heard all week the Hells Angels were rallying here prior to...

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Westward Ho

Jul 30, 2014 - A Grizzly Day

We found our Grizzly Bear at last!!! Just walking along side the road a bit after sunrise. He, or maybe she, looked so powerful yet so very unconcerned as we snapped a couple of pics from 20 feet. We chose to not get out of the truck. Then we found coyotes, an Elk couple and even some mule deer so not a bad animal viewing morning. It also led to Linda buying a Bear bell for "protection". Sunrise was spectacular, as they usually are in Yellowstone. One last trip to view the marvelous spectacle of an Old Faithful eruption. She didn't...

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Jul 29, 2014 - A Dam and a Rodeo

A day of leisure and finding new and old. The day began with a trip to the Buffalo Bill Dam and learning a lot of history of the original concept and planning and the multitude of problems during construction. Truly a mammoth undertaking. I am almost certain that it was near the base of this dam that my family camped after leaving Yellowstone following the earthquake of 1959. Sure wish I could discuss this with my Dad. Found a really neat place to have lunch where the locals eat named Our Place. Reminded me of the old Acorn Diner in...

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Jul 26, 2014 - Beauty Visited and Revisited

Another fantastic day in Yellowstone. Got a very early start so we could watch Old Faithful blow her top at seven. Not too many people have sat in 36 degree temps to watch this spectacle. Then we toured midway geyser and took one of those back roads, Firehole Lake Drive through lower geyser basin. The beauty and power of these creations is amazing. Then we took another back road, Gull Point drive to a delightful picnic on Yellowstone Lake. Linda's back is old and needs another day of rest, so tomorrow is an outdoor church service and not...

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Jul 25, 2014 - A Museum and a Fire

Another unexpected bonus today. After sleeping in, dealing with prescription refills, and computer problems, we visited the Buffalo Bill Museum of the West. Fully expected something of little value, but I was damn sure wrong. We only saw two fifths of it, the Plains Indian exhibit and the William F. Cody exhibit. The Smithsonian American Indian Museum could sure take some lessons on how to tell the story of native Americans. Having now visited both, this puts the Smithsonian to shame. The Cody exhibit gave us much new knowledge about the...

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Jul 19, 2014 - Sat, 7/19 Cody

Leaving Osens. I did not see Pat Arrington, but left her my contact information. I would like to know how their difficulties resolve. They were supposed to move to Fishing Creek in Yellowstone on Friday, but had trouble with their truck. She tells me they have to wait until Tiesday for a part to be delivered. Even if they could get a new reservation, they are running short on time. I do hope things work out for the both of them. We left Osens, making for route 78 which skirts the eastern end of the Beartooth Mountains and goes thru Red...

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To Alaska and Back

Jul 2, 2014 - Cody, Wyoming

We drove to Cody to visit with John and Glynda Gregg. Deer come right into the campground. We visited the Buffalo Bill Museum. It is a rather large museum, actually 5 museums in one building. The highlight is the history of Buffalo Bill, but they have the largest collection of guns I have ever seen. They have a wonderful display of the Plains Indians. Their collection of Indian stuff has to be priceless. We got to eat dinner with John and Glynda all three nights. We also too in the gun fight in Cody, WY. We went to the rodeo. It was the...

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Travel 2014

Jun 10, 2014 - Buffalo Bill stuff

Stopped at Buffalo Bill Dam visitor center. Very impressive. Pulled off the road twice. On the first pull out, we saw two deers having lunch by the Shoshone river. Then while we had lunch at the next pull out, a hailstorm occurred…very exciting and short lived. We also saw lighting…quite impressive with its thunderbolts flashing to the back drop of the WY mountains. Then onto Cody, WY where we spent the afternoon, 4-6 pm at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Dinner at Zapatas, Mexican food. It was excellent. Then boondocked at Wal-Mart...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Cody, Wyoming

Our next destination was Yellowstone Park. However, since it was too far to travel to in one day, we stopped overnight in Cody, Wyoming. We were delighted to find out that the Buffalo Bill Center of the West was located there where we were able to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day. BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST Photos 1-10

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Western U.S. 2013

Sep 2, 2013 - Cody KOA

9/3/2013 Anna visiting the Buffalo Bill Historical Center 9/4/2013 I will be visiting the Buffalo Bill Historical Center Pepe does not get to visit No pets allowed Old Trail Town Again Pepe does not get to visit No pets allowed

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