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Jul 18, 2012 - Buffalo Bill Museum

After breakfast at Granny’s (a favorite of the locals), we had a very full day in Cody. We returned to the Buffalo Bill Museum for another 5 hours(tickets are good for two days). Steve spent over 2 hrs. just in the firearms section alone. This museum would hold its own against the Smithsonian in terms of the world-class exhibits depicting the history, wildlife, and art of the west. It was truly worth the trip back to take it all in….an absolute must for anyone visiting Cody. Later in the day we drove out to the Buffalo Bill Dam, the highest...

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Jul 17, 2012 - Cody, WY - Part 1

Welcome to Cody, Wyoming! Great little western town. Arrived Saturday afternoon at our camping site in the Buffalo Bill State Park. Excellent location, surrounded by mountains with a river and a lake. No bathrooms or showers, but we have electric and water and we use all of Kodi's resources for day to day living. Anyway, after set up we took an exploratory ride around Cody. Guess what, there's a Walmart here. Just like home....we did some grocery shopping and other time wasting stuff. Had lunch at the Silver Dollar outside bar...great...

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Jul 17, 2012 - Back to Cody

Mon., July 16th - We rolled out of Canada in the rain, but really didn’t mind since today was just for traveling back to the US. The border crossing was a bit longer entering than exiting. We made it to Harlowton, Montana…a really depressed little po-dunk town with a well kept city park for campers right across from the courthouse. Tues., July 17th – We traveled south through the backroads of Montana toward Cody which we decided to revisit on our return trip. It wasn’t fun dragging the RV across miles of bumpy gravel roads under...

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Jul 17, 2012 - Cody et son rodéo

Enfin, nous avons droit à un temps complètement dégagé pour le lever du soleil sur les montagnes et, en prime, un lac calme qui reflète ce majestueux décor. Très reposant. Nous devons malheureusement quitter la région aujourd'hui pour se rendre à Cody, capitale mondiale du rodéo. Nous devons traverser en partie Yellowstone avant d'emprunter la route pour Cody. A la sortie de Yellowstone, nous devons traverser un col important avant de descendre le long d'une rivière gonflée par les orages des derniers jours. Le décor le long de la route est...

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Jul 15, 2012 - Cody, Wyoming

Left Yellowstone, headed to Cody, Wyoming....a short 3 hour drive over a 9000 foot Sylvan Pass. Once over the pass you notice a distinct change in terrain, less trees, more bluffs and red rock canyons....more Western looking. We passed Bill Cody Reservoir which releases into the Shoshone Canyon, 5 miles from Cody. The dam prototype was used for the Hoover dam. It is surrounded by campgrounds with few trees, but a very nice looking lake, blue green water.....an outdoor-person's heaven. We will be in Cody for two nights and then we start our...

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Jul 15, 2012 - Cody

The drive to Cody was just as pretty as Yellowstone. We traveled through the Shoshone National Forest to the Buffalo Bill State park. Cody is named for Bill Cody and is the major theme for EVERYTHING in the area. They have a wonder museum. Its a pretty little town of 9500 and VERY republican and more than once did we hear someone say he/she wished Obama dead. That is a bit far even if you don't like him. Scary stuff. We were unable to fish in Yellowstone but did fish in Cody. We caught two rainbow trout each all four were two and three...

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Jul 14, 2012 - Mustangs and Rodeos

Cody is a little metropolis in the middle of nowhere. Founded by Buffalo Bill Cody, it thrives on giving tourists the feel of the "Old West". With nightly "gunfights" at the historic Irma Hotel and nightly rodeos in the summer, it does just that. Saturday we drove about an hour out of town to Pryor Mountain Mustang Preserve, 38,000 acres of land on the Wyoming/Montana border set aside by the government for the preservation of these wild horses. There are 190 wild horses on this range - we saw 9 by simply driving the short road through the...

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Westward Bound

Jun 28, 2012 - Buffalo Bill Historical Center

We spent the remainder of our day after visiting the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Please allow at least two days when visiting this Center. It is an incredible center. It is broken down into 5 separate museums. The Buffalo Bill, Greater Yellowstone National History, Plains Indians, Western Art, and Firearms. Each one is separate and unique in its own way. I will post several of these sections separately in this journal for you enjoyment. In addition to documenting the life and interests of...

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Jun 28, 2012 - Heart Mountain Interminent Center

This is an encampment where Japanese were sent after of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. In the ensuing months the United States Government ORDERED all Japanese residents residing in Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona to report to interment centers. The Heart Mountain relocation center just north of Cody, WY was one of the 15 centers. More than 14,000 Japanese Americans were confided there during WW2. They had only a short time to gather all of their belonging and leave their homes behind. They were told they could...

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Jun 27, 2012 - Irma/Rodeo Night 1

We had lunch at the Irma Hotel today (a buffet). The Irma Hotel is known as the "Bill Cody Motel". This hotel was designed and built by Buffalo Bill Cody in 1902. The Irma is the centerpiece of Cody, WY where gunfights are performed twice daily in the street. At noon time they hold up the bank and at 6:30pm they shoot up the street for the visitors enjoyment.

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Jun 26, 2012 - Carter Mountain Motel

While visiting Cody, WY we stayed at the Carter Mountain Motel. It is run by a family. I met Fran the owner. She and her bird work in the office until late at night. She was very friendly. A nice place to lay your head when you are tired at night. We stayed there 3 nights.

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Jun 26, 2012 - Off to Cody

Tom is now off for 5 days so we are heading to Cody, Wyoming. Lots to do there, rodeos, museums and get some real groceries. We will be taking the scenic drive there via the "Chief Joseph Highway". I will be breaking this trip up into several sections for your convenience.

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