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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 - 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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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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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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Jun 21, 2013 - Cody, Wyoming

Arrived in Cody, WY on Sunday the 16Th and got setup at the Parkway RV Park Nice Spot $27 per night full hookups. we will be here for one week before moving on. After getting setup we went into Cody to the Irma Hotel for the Prime Rib Buffet only $13.95 for Seniors and it was great they also had Buffalo Ribs and they were excellent. Barb didn't know they were buffalo until I told her later. The next day we went into the Buffalo Bill Museum, huge place need at least 2 days to cover it all. They have 2 floors of guns from the early days...

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Jun 12, 2013 - Cody WY

Yesterday we drove about 200 miles to Cody, WY. I got to drive the 30 miles up the Big Horn Mts. and the 30 miles down also. First time I used the manual gear selection towing and it worked great. No over heating or burning of the brakes. The scenery was truly magnificient. Still trying to upload pics even though pics just don't do the beauty justice. On the way out of Cody to Wapiti(which is where we are staying) we had to go through 2 short tunnels and one about 1/4 mile. When we came out of the longer tunnel we were facing the Buffalo...

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Jun 12, 2013 - June 12th night

Went to the rodeo this evening. We all seemed to enjoy it. Devin was able to go with a group of kids out into the arena and chase a calf with a rope loosely attached around the arena trying to get the rope to win a prize. Asked what he remembered about the experience, he said he almost stepped in horse poop. Oh well. We all had fun.

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Jun 11, 2013 - Chief Joseph Scenic Drive

The Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (aka The Beartooth Highway) between Cody, Wyoming and Red Lodge, Montana was named the most scenic drive in America by Charles Kuralt. Looking at the pictures, you can see why. Wildflowers were abundant along the highway and in the meadows. The scenery was breathtaking. And the climate went from mild at the beginning to bitter cold at the top of the pass.

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Jun 10, 2013 - Cody, Wyoming

Cody is obviously an homage to Buffalo Bill Cody for whom it is named, from William Cody's part in the creation of the original town. Themes surrounding Cody's pioneer and cowboy and Western history are common in the cultural events and activities in the area. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center contains five museums in one: one is the Cody Firearms Museum which has a huge collection of American firearms. It also contains the Plains Indian Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum, the Draper Natural History Museum, and, of course, the Buffalo...

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Jun 9, 2013 - Highway 14 between Sheridan, WY and Cody, WY

Today we took our time getting packed up and ready to go. We knew we had an easy mileage day today. We headed out toward Cody, Wyoming today on Highway 14. The highway was pretty boring for awhile, so when I saw the first "deer" of the day, we started keeping score of who saw the most deer! It's kind of like the "alphabet game" except out here that is almost impossible to play! Not too many cars to use for "letters" or much scenery once you get past "mountain," "pondarosa pine" and "sage brush." So, the "deer" game worked for us :) So, like...

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