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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.


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

  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!

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

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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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