Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A Day with Buffalo Bill- September 5, 2012

Today, Wednesday, Larry, Joanne, Tom and I spent the day in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center here in Cody, Wyoming.  What a museum!  Of course, there is a hall of exhibits about Buffalo Bill but also halls of exhibits on the Plains Indian People, Yellowstone Natural History, Firearms and Western Art as well as a Sculpture Garden.  The firearm hall had guns of most every description.  The Yellowstone Natural History had displays of animals as they are in their natural habitate.  And the Plains Indian people had displays depicting their life and exhibits of their tools, arms and clothing.

We did take a break for lunch going to the downtown area of Cody to The Irma, a restaurant in a old hotel.  We all had the buffet lunch which we found to be quite tasty, including the buffalo sloppy joe's and spinach lasgne.  A bread pudding with whiskey sauce was the dessert and there sure was whiskey in that sauce.

Before returning back to the campground we drove to the Buffalo Bill Dam and visitor center.  We watched a film about the construction of the dam in the early 1900's.  The dam was constructed during the winter months often with temperatures below freezing since the flow of water was so heavy due to the melting snow in the mountains.

A beautiful day with the temperatures in the low 80's but this morning it was 49 degrees when we got out of bed.  Tomorrow we are going into Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone park.