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Sep 26, 2012 - Cody, Wyoming - Day 2

Historic Buffalo Bill Dam Colonel William F. Cody, Founder of Cody, Wyoming, spent many years promoting and attempting to raise money for his dream of irrigating thousands of arid acres East of Cody from the Shoshone River. Buffalo Bill Dam was the realization of his vision for the future of Cody and the surrounding area. Facts This dam was one of the first three major ones built by the Bureau of Reclamation. Construction began in 1905 and completed in 1910 at a total cost of $929,658. Original height at completion was 328 feet, then the...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Cody, Wyoming - Day 1

Cody Trolley Tours Like the pioneers of old, we had to travel across plains and mountains to get here to Cody, Wyoming. So we decided to relax, sit back and let Greg and Rose do the driving and present their colorful and entertaining history of Cody’s past, present, people and places. They traveled thousands of miles to personally research the old haunts of Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley and other western legends. We had a blast and will take home lifelong memories of our visit here. Old Trail Town – History Bob Edgar, a native of the...

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Sep 22, 2012 - Day 6

Today we left Estes Park. All I need to do is find a hospital to work at there lol. It was beautiful. The drive out was just as pretty as it took us through an incredible canyon and down the mountains. We took the interstate after that out of Colorado and into Wy. It was another long day of driving, only about 8 hours this time, but still a lot to me doing the driving. The scenery changed to the western mesa with cactus, tons of antelope. We went through a town that claimed to be home to the jackalope lol. We stopped some along the way for...

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Sep 12, 2012 - Leaving Henry's Lake

Our last two weeks were just as wonderful as our first two months. The campground was packed full over Labor Day weekend and then started emptying fast. We were running about half full. We finally got to see a moose. Cheryl and I were sitting in our "mule" talking to some campers when we saw they were looking over our shoulder and getting excited... I looked and saw some ducks in the water and couldn't understand why that was exciting them.. then I looked again and saw a moose's head sticking up above the bank of the lake... a few seconds...

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Aug 5, 2012 - Western Spirit Second Flight in Cody

Last night, Jon, Rick and Robin enjoyed a wine tasting at the Buffalo Jump Winery in Cody. There were very nice wines and we met Vin and Lisa Cappiello who are school teachers in Cody (Vin - Jr. High and Lisa 4th grade). They joined us on Sunday morning to crew and had the good fortune to fly in Western Spirit with Jon. The weather was again beautiful, winds calm and not a cloud in the sky. Jon took off from Mentlock Park and returned to the same spot. Yeah! What a great big horseshoe chase around Cody with Robin driving and Rick taking...

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Aug 4, 2012 - Wild West Balloon Festival, Cody WY

The Western Spirit Balloon traveled 8 hours from Denver to Cody, Wyoming to participate in the Wild West Balloon Festival. Robin's brother Rick flew into Billings, MT from Phoenix and drove down to join us on this adventure. This is Western Spirit's second appearance in Cody. On our first day, Jon, Robin and Rick toured the lower drive of Yellowstone National Park from the East Entrance (just 50 miles from Cody) to Old Faithful. We encountered two giant male Elk along the roadside and were mesmerized by their calm majestic stature. We had a...

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Aug 3, 2012 - Cody, WY

Hi All, Here we are in WY already, time sure flies by when you are having fun and no schedules to meet. We are staying here a couple of nights. As you can see by the pictures we found this tourist site called Old Trail Town. We really enjoyed this place and spent about three hours roaming around here. As told, there are over 100 old broken down wagons of all kinds. We took loads of picture. In the evening we went out to dinner and a show. The show was "Dan Miller", put on a great show and his 14 year daughter was excellent on the fiddle....

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Aug 2, 2012 - at Cody WY; 16/198

120802-Thu-64155-Today we ended at 64172, started at 64155 miles, for total miles today of 17. Today was a day of rest. Ha Ha - No such thing. We made reservations, appts for repairs, then went to get the trike tires slimed. Now all 3 trike tires have been slimed and Shirley’s rear tire. Apparently I have riding over some very small thorns. We got propane, gas, went to a quilt store, then did our laundry and Shirley went to the grocery store. Now we are back at the KOA and going to the rodeo tonight. The van leaves from camp at about 7 pm....

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Aug 1, 2012 - to Cody Wy; 16/197

120801-Wed-63899-Today we ended at 64155, started at 63899 miles, for total miles today of 256. We took the RV to get fixed and they found that the generator fuel pump was bad. I am going to try to get it fixed, but the breaker may also be bad. Today seemed like a long day, but we are here. Shirley did a lot of pushing yesterday and afterwards laid down on a bench.

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Aug 1, 2012 - Cody, WY

/// Absaroka Bay RV Park Cody, WY Wednesday – August 1, 2012 Low Temperature: 67 degrees High Temperature: 84 degrees Humidity: 27% Elevation: 5160' asl. // A Travel Day: We departed Thermopolis by 11:00 AM and headed north on Hwy 120. We only had a trip of 90 miles today but it involved a lot more mountain climbing than I expected. The FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY got a good workout. The scenery was a little disappointing but closer to Cody the mountains are more prominent. // We arrived in Cody, WY just after 1:00 PM and checked in at the...

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Jul 25, 2012 - New Friends Along the Way

The real excitement of this trip is not limited to the sights and sounds--its the people you meet along the way. Like the rodeo announcer in Cheyenne who noticed me taking pictures and invited us to dinner with his wheelchair bound wife and her caretaker. Or the black christian women we met in Cody, who joined a bus of fellow believers in North Carolina and were riding cross country to see the old west for the first time. Or the Rodeo Clown who was visiting with some very ill children through the efforts of the "Make a Wish" Foundation but...

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Jul 24, 2012 - Another needed day off and report on our last 3-day adventure

We had Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off last week. We headed out on Wednesday toward Billings, MT. This path took us up Dunraven Pass toward the northeast exit over Hayden Valley where we saw bison, elk and pronghorn sheep. After leaving YNP we drove the Beartooth All American Highway to Red Lodge and then to Billings, MT. Nice King Suite room at the Holiday Inn thanks to Priceline for $80. We enjoyed the room and the hot tub. On Thursday we had breakfast at Stella's Downtown on the recommendation of our co-workers. The cinnamon roll was...

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