Daily Archives: June 23, 2020

Tuesday . . .

First off I want to thank everyone that responded to my request for a copy of the Delorme 2015 Street Atlas program.

I received it in the mail yesterday and got it installed.

Thanks, James.

Another in our Where We Were 7 Years Ago Today series.

June 23, 2013

Irma’s and Old Friends . . .

A little while after we got up this morning, Jan saw this guy in the next field over, where along with his friends, were leaping over the fences like they weren’t even there.

Yellowstone RV Park Horny Visitor

About 10:45 Jan and I headed into Cody to meet our friends Al and Adrienne at the Irma Hotel & Restaurant. Built in 1902 by Buffalo Bill Cody as a destination for tourists on their way to Yellowstone National Park.

Irma Hotel 1

And it still serves that same purpose today, although it’s grown a little bit over the years.

Irma Hotel 2

We were meeting Al & Adrienne there at 11:30 for what turned out to be a delicious Sunday lunch buffet. Grilled Chicken, Grilled Cod, BBQ Pork Ribs, and some really good Prime Rib. And for dessert, their famous Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce.


And of course we sat around for another hour and a half just catching up. Finally we followed them back to their rig so we could see Banjo, Cassie, and Abby. We’ve known Banjo the dog, and Cassie the cat, since we met Al & Adrienne in Fairbanks, AK in 2008

Leaving their rig we all drove about 15 miles out toward Powell, WY to visit the Heart Mountain Internment Camp. Built in the summer of 1942, the first internees arrived by train in August.

Heart Mountain Old

Heart Mountain was one of 10 camps built around the country in 1942, and at its peak held almost 11,000 people.

Heart Mountain 1

The Heart Mountain Center has a number of rooms filled with exhibits about the place and the people, many of them done by people who were in the camp.

Heart Mountain 3

Heart Mountain 5

All four of us were moved by our visit to the Heart Mountain Center, and it’s well recommended to our readers.

Coming home we passed the Wal-Mart and noticed it looked like an RV sales lot. It’s hard to tell by this photo, but there must have been 40-50 RV’s lined up all the way back and more were coming  as we watched.

Either that or Wal-Mart’s started holding RV Rallies now.

Cody WalMart RV Parking

As I was getting the truck packed up for tomorrow’s trip to Billings, I said ‘Hi’ to a couple walking by. Then the lady looked over at me and said “I know you. You’re Greg”. It turned out to be LeRoy and Anne Willis, who we’ve meet at Nick’s Gypsy Rallies. They’re here in the Cody area until the middle of July. It was good to catch up again.

Tomorrow we’re meeting Al & Adrienne at the Wild Horse Café for breakfast on our way through Cody and up to Billings.

Thought for the Day

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Mahatma Gandhi


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