Cody Wyoming

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Spent last night in Butte, Montana after leaving at 6:00AM that morning. Long haul... Had a nice breakfast and then headed East to Cody. The Buffalo Bill museum is incredible. This is a major collection of Indian artifacts and their other collections of paintings and firearms are also world class. I really like the works of Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran and there were lots of originals to look at. The firearms exhibit had over 3,000 rifles, pistols, military guns, novelty guns (including one that looked like an ornament on a belt buckle but could be detached and fire seven .22 cal rounds). All of the major manufacturers were well represented. They also had a complete gun manufacturing setup on display -- all older machines from the 1910's through 1930's but still fascinating. We are spending a few hours there tomorrow and then heading back to I-90, due West to Livingston and south to Gardiner, Montana for the class. Completely out of cell phone range -- I do not know what carriers are operating out here but it sure is not Nextel (which is the only carrier out where we live). Checked in to the hotel, heading out to a good steakhouse for dinner in a few hours so a bit of surfing until then...

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