Monday, September 16, 2013

Cody, Wyoming


It's been awhile since I have had a chance to post mainly due to lack of sufficient Internet service or lack of any Internet service at all and to tell the truth we've been pretty busy sighting seeing the parks on our road trip out WEST. 
 

Here's a photo of the historic bar in Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel in downtown Cody.   We had the best prime rib dinner EVER here and watched a gun fight show outside afterwards. 


We have been to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons already and today we spent visiting Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal, Utah.  


Back to Cody, WY...it's named after its founder, William F. Cody, better known as "Buffalo Bill" Cody...one of America's first celebrities. 


Buffalo Bill rose from an expert  western scout and marksman to become a world-known showman with his "Buffalo Bill's Wild West show". 


Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show toured all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe.  Queen Victoria saw his show and liked it so much she asked for a command performance.  


I love to visit this town!  

This is our third visit since 1978.  The town and museum have changed greatly over the years (as we have too).  I highly recommend you visit Cody to see the town and especially their fantastic western museum. 


We spent six hours at the museum the first day and didn't see all of it.  We returned the next morning and spent another two hours there and STILL didn't see all of the museum.  

Charles Russell would add fantastic drawings to his postcards like this one.  


I'm a person who loves museums and I will try to read everything and look at everything.  We don't race through museums.   Here's another lovely Russell painting of an American Indian.  We bought the print of this one to frame.  


This museum has several sections: of course, the Buffalo Bill section, followed by these - Gun , American Plains Indian, Western Art (with my favorites Charles Russell and Remmington), Yellowstone and Natural History.  


However, this is the closest we will be riding an "animal" on this trip....LOL!


Hope you enjoyed Cody, WY!
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3 comments:

  1. I have so enjoyed your trip following along on Facebook. You share such great photos. RV'g is the way to travel. There is so much to see out West. One day.......;-) xo

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  2. I would love to visit this sometime. We just went to the Buffalo Bill Museum in Léclair, Iowa.

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  3. Great photos. It looks and sounds like you are having a wonderful vacation.
    Thanks for letting me tag along.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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