Bill and Carol Pounds Vacation Travelog

The pages to follow are photographs and comments from our vacation in September 2003.

Our 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 museum.

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 here.

Bill and Carol Pounds


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