Sunrise Motor Inn
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... hanging from a wooden beam near the sofa area.
Of course, the Hummingbirds! Hence its name, Hummingbird Retreat (and not, to my relief, Bear Retreat!) We were utterly spoilt with the amount of Hummingbirds that fed in front of our very eyes on the sugar water feeders.
We would hear the buzz of their wings before we saw them, then there they would be, their wings flapping ...
... s. It was exactly what you would expect from an American diner, the food was cheap and plentiful. After dinner we went to the rodeo. A rodeo is something distinctly American, it wouldn't work in the UK, or indeed anywhere outside North America.
Cody is cowboy country and the rodeo is a big deal here. There were various activities, time trials racing horses around the arena, doing a kind of slalom, lassoing, and of course riding bucking broncos ...
... We got to the hotel at about 7:00 and we were ready to eat. Luckily, there was a place called Bubba's BBQ right in front of the hotel, so it was pulled pork tonight.
When we checked into the hotel, we knew it was an upgraded room, because that's all that was available when we booked. So we expected something nice, but it was much better than we expected. We got the Chief Joseph Suite, complete with gas fireplace, in-room whirlpool tub and ...
... The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, The Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, and Old Faithful. I was disappointed to find out that the road to the south and west of Old Faithful was closed for construction, so I had to all the way back around almost to the west entrance to get the road back around to Canyon Village to go around Yellowstone Lake to go out the East entrance. It was a very steep grade going down out of the park with plenty ...
... near the middle front row is best. Restaurants: Cody Country Chuckwagon (deelicious pulled beef- pot roast.) it was a 4 hour drive to Cody from Gardiner. We planned to check out at 10 and head into the park and head out to the West gate to see the Grand Canyon. We could have taken the Upper Loop west but, frankly, it is too damn scary. We'd rather risk the construction traffic. We got to the construction site and just as we passed ...