Horses and cars at the Cody Hotel, Cody WY
I love people. As I age and with my hearing being bad, I mix less and less. But remembering people I have talked to in all 50 states most were Good Guys. The western states, being cowboy states, I enjoy the most.
Once leaving Yellowstone we took the Eastern exit towards Cody. Dick and Kat were following in their coach. That visit was after the terrible fire that burned many acres of Yellowstone.
Above is the terrain out of Yellowstone, below is the fencing for snow I mentioned before.
I chose the route leaving because of an interesting advertisement at a welcome station. “You are invited to visit Basin, Wyoming. The city offers full hookup for RV’s for free, come visit us!”
Basin (Population 1267 souls) is the county seat of Big Horn County. Small café, good food and an adjoining thrift store. Funny that, Sherry was cold and bought a sweater for 50 cents, convenient.
The free park had no vacancies so we chose one for $10 a night on the honor system, money in a card board box. (You like that trust?)
We were parked just beside the Big Horn County Fair. I wanted to go. Everyone else was too tired. There I was introduced to something I will not soon forget.
The crowd was coming in. A pickup pulled in beside me in the field and parked. Everyone spoke. A little cowboy about 6 jumped out of the truck bed and said, “See you later Dad.”
Dad answered laughing, “Find someone you know and hang with them, we will find you later.” I stood there in awe. My mind going back to the late 1940’s when that could have been me at Camp Meeting, with dad or mom not worrying one iota about my safety.
I looked up and said, “Lord we have lost a lot back east, this is REAL.” I enjoyed the rest of the night just as much.
Wyoming is home to the pronghorn, the fastest mammal in the Western Hemisphere.