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... Locals wore either baseball caps or cowboy hats during the entire duration of their meal. We loved it. The staff were friendly and the raspberry pie was sublime.
Cody is a good looking town and sits as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park. This is proper cowboy country and named after William F Cody (aka Buffalo Bill). We checked in at the Chamberlin Inn which was such a good wee hotel that we almost cried with gratitude following our Comfort Inn ...
... away in the mountains that looked like a place to return to. We went up mountains, through passes and down crazy curvy roads. There were alpine lakes, high chaparral, burned down woods, streams, cliffs, dams and reservoirs, coal mining, and range. We saw bison, elk, deer and antelope. We weren't sure how far we would get or where we would stay. Some of us wanted to camp (Amy) and some were ready for a hotel. We stopped for a late lunch ...
... find the smaller parks are more our pace, and the ones we tend to meet and hang out with other people more. We did take advantage of it, though. I went on a horseback ride with Dean one day, then Molly went with him the next. I think I might have enjoyed it more than Dean! We also checked out Mount Rushmore and played plenty of mini golf, and Dean got to play baseball with his new friends from Canada.
We left for the Custer KOA ...
... now filled with casinos and tourists) and other nearby scenery. On learning that I was a quilter/knitter/sometime crafter, Leah wanted me to meet her mom, who is my age and who'd gone through many of the same crafting cycles that I had. Sherry is indeed an amazing quilter, with cupboards and racks filled with huge, colorful, and beautifully made quilts.
Leah's brother and his family were visiting ...
So this is in fact one of those cheesy travel blogs devoted entirely to what I'm doing while studying abroad. Honestly, this is more so I can remember it than to show off to everyone and make everyone jealous.
In case you were curious, this blog is called "Journey to the Fatherland" because my father's ancestors are actually from the Netherlands, although I'm not exactly sure where. I should ...