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Jul 15, 2011 - Sheridan, WY and Custer's Last Battle

After settling in Eddie and I drove one hour North into Montana to visit the National Monument where they recount the famous Battle of the Little Bigh Horn. Folklore refers to this as Custer's Last Stand but local residents and the US Parks Service now call it "Custer's Last Battle" and by the Indians involved, as the Battle of the Greasy Grass. Although this entry may seem a bit long it is actually the shortest version I could muster and still give this event its just due! ********* The Battle of the Little Bighorn, was an armed engagement...

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Jun 25, 2011 - Shovin' on to Sheridan, WY

We had a quiet night and got going pretty early. We decided to top off our diesel before we left; the station on the corner had $3.75/gallon, couldn’t pass that up even though we needed just under 30 gallons. Then we hit the road. The drive was really pretty, gets one in touch with how expansive the state of Wyoming really is. We were surprised how green everything was, lots of snow melt probably and some irrigation. There’s lots of range land for cattle, horses, sheep, and deer…….sometimes, they were all together in the same field. Hannah...

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Jun 24, 2011 - Sheridan, WY

Since we had such a long drive yesterday, we decided to take Friday morning off from sightseeing. Jay rode his bike about 25 miles to the town of Decker, which is just over the Wyoming border into Montana. He told me that only thing in that town was a coal mine. Pretty desolate. The sun was really shining by about noon and we headed into the town of Sheridan. They have beautiful sculptures all through town, some interesting old architecture and some cute shops. As we were taking all this in, some dark clouds rolled in and before we knew it...

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Jun 23, 2011 - Home, Home on the Range

Home, home on the range…. Where the deer and the antelope play. Well, we DEFINITELY saw plenty of range today in our 5 ½ hour drive north from Cheyenne, WY to Sheridan, WY. In fact, that’s about all we saw, although we did see deer and antelope on the range, as well as cattle, sheep, bison and horses. And the views of the snow covered Rockies to the west of us were really magnificent. Although the scenery stayed very much the same for the entire drive, it really was beautiful. But Jay and I both agreed, we could never live here. Way too...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Sheridan, Wy

We left Belvidere, SD abt 8:00am. Weather was pretty good to start out, but then the wind picked up and we also encountered big elevation changes. Long uphill climbs, mile after mile thru western SD and all of Wyoming so far. This was to be with us all day. Gas mileage went way down, but then so did the gas prices. We paid $3.59 as our lowest price on the trip so far. We arrived at the Sheridan, Wy KOA abt 3:30pm. Ice cream social at 7:00pm and we are looking forward to it!!

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May 4, 2011 - Historical Sites in Sheridan

The Sheridan Inn was opened in June, 1893. It is in the Ripley Believe It or Not as "the House of 69 Gables". It is still in use today and in very good shape. The old rooms were very small and now are being doubled and bathrooms added. Each room is being named after famous people that have stayed there, such as Buffalo Bill Cody. Trail End Historic Site is an example of Flemish Revival architecture, it has twelve full and partial bathrooms, three floors and basement. It was finished in 1910 by John B. Kendrick. Who later became United...

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Feb 19, 2011 - Mostly a good driving day

Got an early start this morning and managed to get another 452 miles behind us for a total of 2095 since we left the New Orleans area. Only 685 miles to go. Colorado is now a thing of the past, and only another 23 miles of Wyoming to go. A big storm is on the way, so it looks like we will spend a day killing time in Sheridan. The snow started just before we got here. The roads are supposed to be better on Monday.

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Our travels

Oct 21, 2010 - Sheridan, WY

After the last three busy and long days we decided to take it easy today. Before I begin today's adventure, we forgot to tell you about the display of famous cars in Deadwood. In the one Historic Saloon in downtown, there was a collection of cars including Herbie, the Love Bug; James Bond (007) car; Magnum PI's red Ferrari; Mash's jeep; Smokey the Bandit's car; the outfit worn by Jackie Gleason in Smokey the Bandit movie; and 1976 Mountain Bike found in the barn at John Wayne's home (with owners card and title belonging to John Wayne). This...

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Wagons Westward Ho

Oct 10, 2010 - A Beautiful Last Day in Sheridan

We began the day with breakfast at Perkins Restaurant then went to church at St. Peter's. Their early service is at 7:30am (ouch) so we chose the second service at 10:00am. It is a beautiful older church with wonderful stained glass windows. The service and sermon were very inspiring. After church, we went to WalMart to fill some water jugs then made a few other stops and returned home to watch football and get ready for tomorrow's move. Later we had a most delicious dinner at the Wyoming Rib and Chop House. The owners are originally from...

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Oct 8, 2010 - Downtown Sheridan

We started the day at the Ford Dealership. We had an appointment at 10:00am for them to check a small oil leak. While they worked on the truck, we had breakfast at Perkins Restaurant. It turned out that the drain plug was just a little loose - our first minor problem - hooray! After we left the Ford Dealership, we did some grocery shopping then got our flu shots. Next we went to downtown Sheridan and walked through some of the stores. We especially enjoyed King's Saddlery. It is famous for its saddles and ropes. Inside the store is...

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Oct 7, 2010 - Another Chill Day

Today we had intended to roam around Sheridan. There are a few historic sites and a famous saddle maker, but after we had a nice lunch at a Mexican Restaurant, we decided to go back to the RV and just hang out. The food at the restaurant was very good and they had real Margaritas made from scratch and served over crushed ice in a shaker. They were truly delicious. We also found the Co-op and got some propane, but other than that we just read and relaxed.

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Oct 6, 2010 - The Big Horn Mountains

Today it was sunny in Sheridan but there were clouds in the mountains. We decided to do the scenic drive through the Big Horn Mountains anyway hoping the clouds would burn off. As we headed up the mountain, we were encased in clouds with little visibility. We decided we would turn back and come another day. By the time we found a place to turn around, we were above the clouds and the sky was blue. We continued on to Burgess Junction where Hwy 14A forks off of Hwy 14. This road is not recommended for RVs and we were later to find out why....

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