We arrived in Wyoming…finally! First stop, Fort Laramie National Historic Site. It was not that dissimilar to the other forts that we’ve visited, though it was a big bigger. Fort Laramie started as a trading post and was eventually turned into a military fort.
After that, we made the trek across the state to Cody. We visited Cody five years ago, on our first trip west together. Cody is relatively small in general terms (about 10,000 people), but a lot bigger than many other “towns” out this way. Cody is about an hour east of the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
The city is named after Buffalo Bill (William Cody) and we visited the rather large Buffalo Bill Museum on our last trip.
Another interesting tidbit about Cody is that they have a rodeo every night during the summer, with a “special” Cody Stampede the first few days of July, terminating with the Fourth of July festivities.
We have been looking forward to coming back to Cody for quite a while. On our second night, we got out to the rodeo, which is just outstanding! There is a reason why they say “Cody is Rodeo.”
Despite the fact that we are now in Wyoming, where just about everything has a buffalo in the logo, we still haven’t seen any actual buffalo. We did see a herd of sheep though…wasn’t expecting that!