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Sep 27, 2014 - Cody, WY

Howdy partners! This is our third visit to Cody, quintessential western town, named after William Frederick Cody, also called Buffalo Bill. At the Ponderosa RV Park we are next door to the Sunset House restaurant with a favorite breakfast special, sliced cinnamon roll French toast! Yummy! Behind the Sunset House is a 'baby' Sears store, it offers mattresses, lawnmowers and appliances. Cody is located at the western edge of the Big Horn Basin surrounded by 4 mountain ranges. The arid climate accounts for Cody's average of 300 sunny days...

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2014 Yellowstone

Aug 25, 2014 - Old Trail Town Aug 2nd

OLD TRAIL TOWN WAS STARTED BY BOB EDGAR IN THE SPRING OF 1967, THE WORK BEGAN TO GATHER THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND RELICS TO BE DISPLAYED AT A SITE ON THE WEST SIDE OF CODY. THIS WAS THE AREA BUFFALO BILL AND HIS ASSOCIATES HAD CHOSEN FOR THE TOWN SITE OF CODY IN 1895. MANY OF THE BUILDINGS WERE TAKEN COMPLETELY APART, MOVED TO THE NEW SITE AND REASSEMBLED. NOW THE TOWN CONSISTS OF 26 BUILDINGS WHICH DATE FROM 1879-1901, 100 HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES. A EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF MEMORABILIA FROM THE WYOMING FRONTIER AND AUTHENTIC INDIAN...

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Aug 22, 2014 - Cody, Wyoming

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 Left Red Lodge, MT driving out Rt. 308 towards Cody, WY. We came upon an abandoned coal mine along the route. It was abandoned and left as a memorial after a mine disaster that killed 74 men in 1943. We then passed through Bear Creek, MT. The local bar advertised pig races on Saturday night and the Post Office was a pink house. Not much else existed in the town. Entering Wyoming the highway again was surrounded by low hills and pastures of brown grass and sagebrush. We did not see any livestock grazing in the...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Our trip on Beartooth Scenic Hwy

THE BEARTOOTH ALL-AMERICAN ROAD OPENED IN JUNE 14, 1936. OFTEN REFERRED TO AS "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DRIVE IN AMERICA". ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WE HAVE SEEN THATS FOR SURE. ITS A 68 MILE TRIP STARTING AT RED LODGE MONTANA AT 6400' AND ENDING AT COOKE CITY MT. AT 7500'. IN BETWEEN THESE 2 ELEVATIONS THE ROAD RISES TO 10,947' AT BEARTOOTH PASS IN WYOMING. IT TOOK US MOST THE DAY WITH MANY STOPS AND PICNIC LUNCH. SO MANY SWITCH BACKS AND AT THE HIGHEST ELEV. IT STORMED WITH SMALL HAIL. IF YOUR IN THE AREA WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THIS TRIP. DO NOT...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Chief Joseph scenic hwy & Beartooth Hwy

I'M FINALLY ABLE TO MAKE ENTRIES. WE ARE IN SWAN VALLEY NOW AND HAVE GOOD PHONE RECEPTION AND WIFI. EVEN GET 6 TV CHANNELS. YAAAAAAA!!! THIS ENTRY WAS WHEN WE WERE IN CODY, WY. AUG. 3RD WE WENT UP CHIEF JOSEPH HWY AND BEARTOOTH HWY. I CAN STILL ONLY ADD 10 PICTURES AT A TIME SO WILL MAKE ANOTHER ENTRY FOR BEARTOOTH HWY. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL DRIVE WITH ALOT OF SCENIC PULL OFFS.

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Aug 10, 2014 - Buffalo Bill Center of The West

WE ARRIVED IN CODY 7/29 AND STAYED TILL 8/5. I WILL BE MAKING PROB. 2-3 ENTRIES FROM CODY AS WE DID ALOT. FOR SOME REASON I CAN ONLY POST 10 PICTURES FOR EACH ENTRY UNLESS I UPGRADE TO PREMIUM AND PAY, WHICH I'M NOT GOING TO DO. THIS ENTRY IS ABOUT THE BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST. IT REALLY TAKES 2-3 DAYS TO SEE EVERYTHING IN IT. THERE IS 5 MUSEUMS IN ONE HUGE BUILDING. THEY ARE THE BUFFALO BILL MUSEUM, McCracken RESEARCH LIBRARY, DRAPER NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, WHITNEY WESTERN ART MUSEUM, CODY FIREARMS MUSEUM. IN THE FIREARMS MUSEUM...

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Aug 8, 2014 - Off to Cody, WY

We both drove today to Cody, WY. We’re still having issues with the Tow Bar. We saw some amazing geology, and crossed the Yellowstone River a couple of times. Our highway was decorated occasionally by brilliant yellow sunflowers. We are traveling north east of Yellowstone National Park and can see the amazing Absaroka Mountains that border the eastern side of the park. We are also seeing some layered sandstone eroded to interesting shapes and sizes. We were on Interstate 90 until we headed south on Highway 212 at Laurel, Montana. It was...

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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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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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