Bill and Carol Pounds Vacation Travelog
|The pages to follow are photographs and comments from our vacation in September 2003.
travels took us first to West Yellowstone Montana. Our lodging just outside
Yellowstone National Park was very convenient to the west park gate and we found West
Yellowstone to be a charming little town of friendly people and good food. We spent
about three days to see the park and that seems to be just about right to enjoy most of
the roadside features of the park.
After our Yellowstone adventure we moved west to Cody Wyoming. Cody is a small
town which bills itself as the eastern gate to Yellowstone. It is about 50 miles
from the east gate, but it is the nearest town of significant size. Cody was founded
by Buffalo Bill Cody himself, and the original hotel that he built, named the Irma after
his youngest child. The main attraction in Cody is the Buffalo Bill Historical
Center. The BBHC includes 5 themed wings and is promoted as 5 museums under one
roof. They include the National Firearms Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, a Western
Art Museum, a Natural History Museum, and the Buffalo Bill Museum. Although there
are no photographs of this part of our trip included here, we thoroughly enjoyed the
From Cody we continued to Casper Wyoming. Although I have spent quite a bit of
time in Casper, this was the first visit for Carol. We visited a couple of museums
in town and spent considerable time showing Carol the various areas that we like to hunt
big game. We saw a lot of Muledeer and more Pronghorn Antelope than we could count.
From Casper we continued on to the Black Hills of South Dakota, including Mount
Rushmore and Custer State Park. You will see many of our photographs of this area on
the pages to follow.
We had a fantastic time and hope you enjoy in a small way the photographs that we share
Bill and Carol Pounds
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