Our Chalet Truck Camper

Our Chalet Truck Camper

Friday, June 06, 2008

Cody, WY and Buffalo Bill Historical Center

June 6, 2008 - Cody, Wyoming

Last night we had a great time chatting and trading places to see with two other TCs camped behind us. The couple from Alberta lives in the middle of nowhere and has to travel over 50 miles to get groceries. When they travel, they go to busy places instead of the solitude most of us seek. Fun to talk to others and see why they travel and where they go.

We spent 8 hours today at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, which is a complex of 5 museums. It was the highlight of the trip so far for indoor places. It really presents lessons in the ecology and geology of this part of Wyoming plus the story of the Plains Indians, Buffalo Bill and early ranching. There is also a museum of firearms. The place is immense and the galleries wind around floor to floor through art galleries, Remington bronze sculptures and paintings, actual photos from the 1800s and exhibits of Indian women's needlecraft. The $15 per person ticket is good for two days and we are tempted to go back tomorrow AM and re-view the natural history museum. I'm sure we missed a lot the first time through.

We got a great laugh out of the photo of the four sheep wagons parked on the plains serving as living quarters for the shepherds. They looked like four TCs at a rally.

Tomorrow we head off to Yellowstone. We hope to see elk, bear and wolves but know we will have to be lucky to do so. Of course we forgot the binoculars. We've put the TC back on the camper tonight as there is a fierce wind. Rather have it tied back down to the truck then drift off the legs. It was rocking hard in this wind and 43F temperature makes it feel like a snow storm is coming. Enough with the snow!

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