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Day 11 – Happy Birthday America!

It’s the Fourth of July and were are nicely settled in a Twin Creeks Campground in Buffalo, Wyoming.

It’s a lovely place and we have a nice camping spot at the end of the campground. We haven’t seen any creeks yet but they must be here.

Yesterday we crossed the Montana/Wyoming state line traveling through some beautiful country.

We stopped for a break at a rest stop in Sheridan, WY and besides having a great view it also had a nice visitors center and even a playground.

This is looking west to the Big Horn Mountains.

It got really hot in the afternoon with the temperature topping out at 101.8 degrees F! That seemed like a perfect time for Ken to wash and wax the trailer, idiot!

In the evening we drove into Buffalo looking for a restaurant. Being Sunday night the town was pretty closed up but luckily we stumbled onto the Occidental Hotel that had a restaurant. The hotel was built in 1879 and had been beautifully restored with many items of the period.

The lobby was truly like stepping into the past. You can click on the picture to enlarge it for more detail.

Upstairs they have a display of quilts and clothing from the late 1800’s and we got to check out the one room that wasn’t rented yet and it was very period as well. The bar and restaurant was equally vintage with the original bar still in place.

There were mounted animal heads on all the walls which gave it a real western feel. We had a good dinner but not great. Here I’m contemplating how Marilyn’s head might look on the wall, DOH!

After dinner we drove around town a little bit and it is a very well kept little town and looked like a nice place to live. If you stacked the 3,600 people that live here they’d equal the 3,800 foot elevation of the town.

Fortunately the temperature dropped by bed time and it was 58 degrees F when we got up, that made for some nice sleeping. Today we are going to take a drive into the Big Horn Mountains and check out some of the views. Hopefully it won’t get as hot as yesterday although some thunder storms are possible in the area.


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