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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cody, WY




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I arrived in Cody on Wednesday, May 14th.  My vacation is over, its back to work for a few months. During the first few days I walked around town and stopped in some of the local coffee shops and diners.  I usually don't eat out, but I wanted a few days of rest after more than a week on the road, so I treated myself to some meals out, people watching and just sitting in a coffee shop reading brochures about the town.

view from the Cody Library Cafe

Everything is Cody is very accessible without a car. I can walk to the grocery store, health food store, Kmart, Walgreen's, the post office and library. I have already signed up for a library card.


Canal Park and walking trail


There are many parks and recreational facilities, I have walked on several of the trails that are in town or along the river. There are many stores selling unique items and souvenirs. And there is a high-end women's clothing resale shoppe, so I may be able to find something to wear for the wedding I am going to in August. There is also a quilt shoppe in town that I want to visit.






Shoshone River Trail






There are perks with a seasonal job. I have been on a free trolley ride ($25 value) and was able to visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum ($18 value).  I have also been given free admission tickets and some discount coupons for other attractions and will probably be able to do a free rafting trip.






The entire town smells of lilacs as I walk around town. There are purple and white lilac trees and bushes everywhere. All of the houses around town are very cute and well taken care of.  I take a walk once or twice everyday. There is a bike store in town and I need to have a tune-up done on my bike so I can ride around, then I may ride to some of the attractions that are a little bit further down the road.



10 comments:

  1. I love the smell of lilacs. It will be a couple of weeks yet before they are ready here in Minnesota.

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  2. When I was last there, we went to the model which was a nightly event during the summer season. It was awesome. Enjoy your time there!

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  3. Cody looks like an awesome place to spend the summer. Glad to hear that you have enjoyed some perks!

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  4. Awesome! Attended a Holiday Rambler National Rally with my parents when I was a kid. Brings back some memories. Thanks for sharing and have fun!

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  5. How nice to get some perks so you can enjoy Cody even though it is job time. You sure did lots of walking to see the town.

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  6. Cody sound like the perfect town. So many stores and things in walking distance. It sounds like you are going to have a great summer there. Some nice perks too!

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  7. I was just there in late September, just as the government closed the National Parks. I loved Cody and ended up spending two days at the museum. Great photos and thanks for sharing!

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  8. Library card is always a first for me when settling into a new town. Very jealous about the lilacs, absolutely love their smell. Looks to be the start of a great summer.

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  9. I think I ate at a cafe in Cody some 25 years or so ago. I was on my way from an excursion up to Alberta.
    People tend to think of Wyoming as desolate. I think many parts of it are beautiful. I can't include Casper on that list. That town is second only to Butte, Montana in depressing places I've visited.
    I'm visiting from the A to Z challenge list. My team's blog is Poetry of the Netherworld.

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  10. Looks like a nice place to spend the summer and those perks sure are a bonus. Ah, the smell of lilacs.....enjoy!

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