Sunday, August 9, 2015

2015 Western Trip – Day 11 – Cody Tour & Rodeo

This day was designed to learn about Cody so we signed up for the one hour trolley tour, but before that we ate at Our Place which is rated number one for breakfast in town and where the locals eat.

I had the chicken fried steak with hash browns and fried eggs, Bev had Mexican scrambled eggs with hash browns then requested green chile on everything and Pat had French toast.

Everyone thought their meals were very good.

After eating we hopped aboard the trolley for a very fun and informative tour around town and I walked away with a pretty good understanding of how the town of Cody came to be, although it’s  a little hard to imagine why Buffalo Bill would want to build a town here – he sunk a lot of his own money in the town and in building a road to Yellowstone, which can only be accessed by driving thru Cody - good plan on his part.

As I said yesterday, we drove out of town to see wildlife but it turns out all we needed to do was drive around the town's residential areas.

After an afternoon of blog writing by the dogs and me, shopping by the girls, and a meatball sandwich for supper (brought the sauce and meatballs from home), we headed off to the rodeo - Cody has a rodeo every night from Jun. 1 through Aug. 31.  Since my last rodeo action shots didn't turn out, I didn’t bother to take my camera.  To show you how the rodeo, looked, I lifted a few shots from the web and Pat provided one of them. 


I must to admit to being impressed that they started the event with a prayer and the National Anthem – this is where the salt of the earth Americans live.  I also enjoyed the contestants western first names - Colt, Cody, Zane, Carson, Brody, Jake, Dusty, Colby (boys) and Cheyenne, Laramie (girls)

Cody has been a great visit and believe it or not, it;s actually raining today - part of their average of 10.5 inches per year of total precipitation.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


8/3/15 event date


  1. How interesting Larry. The breakfast looks great, the town is fascinating, the wildlife is so pretty and I've never been to a real rodeo - that sounds like fun!

  2. Ha, the East Tennessee rain followed you there. Fun looking rodeo.


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