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... is where we should aim to be for the 4th July when we were planning out our America road trip.
It's not only home to the world famous Cody Stampede Rodeo, (of which we had tickets for the 4th) but there is no mistaking we had entered Buffalo Bill territory!
Cody is named after this iconic Wild West showman (William Frederick Cody) for his part in the creation of the town back in ...
... the cliffs at Beachy Head! It's an impressive achievement though. Looking at the carvings through a zoom lens you can see cracks forming though. It's only a matter of time until a nose falls off!
We had been winging it on the road trip with regards to accommodation, and we decided to head towards the town of Casper, mainly because it had a good name. If our hotel was to be haunted, at least it would be a friendly ghost!
The hotel was ...
... we began Grand Loop Road around Yellowstone Lake, the sky darkened, the temperature dropped, and the wind began to pick up. Now, wind picking up is not anything unusual, except when the wind is coming off Yellowstone Lake. Even if it wasn't raining yet, the wind was blowing droplets of water at us from the whitecaps on the lake. As we were struggling to lean into the wind and keep the bike upright, the rain began to fall. No big deal again, we've had ...
... the big
dirt area where they did all the races etc...
The rodeo itself was awesome, lasting
about 100 minutes. There was bareback riding, calf lassoing, doubles,
barrel racing, bull riding. I didn't realise that it was actually a
competition and each night they are trying to get better times etc...
to see the end of season champions, I just thought it was a display.
That added to the ...
... been surpassed by many taller arch dams. Google it if you want to learn more.
We then stopped for lunch back in Cody at Granny's Restaurant and had a great meal of breakfast food. It had been quite awhile since we did that on this trip as breakfast in the RV is usually hot coffee and cold cereal. Will stop this blog at this point and continue another "Cody" blog because there is so much more to tell.
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