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Well it's the last day of a week long visit by our daughter and the three yard apes we call grandkids. I took my daughter and the middle grand-girl (6 years old) horseback riding yesterday but the oldest said she really didn't have any need to ride a horse, city girl, go figure.

The oldest may not have any use for horses or mules but she does like bikes so we're off this morning to take a ride through Yellowstone. She's been there before but she's never seen it through anything but car windows so this should be a little better experience. Now if we can dodge the stupid buffalo and avoid any errant thunderstorms maybe we can make it back to Cody in time for Grandpa's nap.
 

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Well it's the last day of a week long visit by our daughter and the three yard apes we call grandkids. I took my daughter and the middle grand-girl (6 years old) horseback riding yesterday but the oldest said she really didn't have any need to ride a horse, city girl, go figure.

The oldest may not have any use for horses or mules but she does like bikes so we're off this morning to take a ride through Yellowstone. She's been there before but she's never seen it through anything but car windows so this should be a little better experience. Now if we can dodge the stupid buffalo and avoid any errant thunderstorms maybe we can make it back to Cody in time for Grandpa's nap.
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It we be a while before I'm there but I'm already jealous. Kids hold onto times with grandparents as if it were yesterday.
 

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Well it's the last day of a week long visit by our daughter and the three yard apes we call grandkids. I took my daughter and the middle grand-girl (6 years old) horseback riding yesterday but the oldest said she really didn't have any need to ride a horse, city girl, go figure.

The oldest may not have any use for horses or mules but she does like bikes so we're off this morning to take a ride through Yellowstone. She's been there before but she's never seen it through anything but car windows so this should be a little better experience. Now if we can dodge the stupid buffalo and avoid any errant thunderstorms maybe we can make it back to Cody in time for Grandpa's nap.
Had the grandson for a few days after a house full of people on the 4th. Took me a week to recover but it was a bunch of fun. He's awesome. How'd that ride go? Any buffalo encounters?
 

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What? No photos?!?
 

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275 miles, 8.25 hours total with 6.75 hours in the seat. We didn't exactly get off and do the tourist thing a lot but on the other hand it's really hard to make time in the park when it's got so many people in it. The granddaughter did real good but after eight hours when I asked her she said her butt was numb, I have traded numb 'cause mine just plain hurt!!

It was slow going most of the day but the weather was perfect, we stayed in heavy jackets until about 1330. By the time we got back towards Cody the temp had gotten all the way to 80°.

As far as the buffalo yes, that's about the only critters we saw other than tourists. You've got to keep in mind that those of us who live in Wyoming, especially close to the park view buffalo as more pests than anything else. We did have to herd a bull and I've got to tell ya that when I've got a grand kid on the back I'd rather not herd 'em, ya never know when they might get cranky.

The pictures are at Fishing Bridge and at Gibbon Falls.
 

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Grandpas and granddaughters, there's no better people combo than that. About 15 years ago, I took one of mine on a two week ride that included a rally at Laramie, Beartooth Highway, Yellowstone Park, Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Craters of the Moon and more. The only glitch was that she was 15. God save us from teenage girls!
 

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275 miles, 8.25 hours total with 6.75 hours in the seat. We didn't exactly get off and do the tourist thing a lot but on the other hand it's really hard to make time in the park when it's got so many people in it. The granddaughter did real good but after eight hours when I asked her she said her butt was numb, I have traded numb 'cause mine just plain hurt!!

It was slow going most of the day but the weather was perfect, we stayed in heavy jackets until about 1330. By the time we got back towards Cody the temp had gotten all the way to 80°.

As far as the buffalo yes, that's about the only critters we saw other than tourists. You've got to keep in mind that those of us who live in Wyoming, especially close to the park view buffalo as more pests than anything else. We did have to herd a bull and I've got to tell ya that when I've got a grand kid on the back I'd rather not herd 'em, ya never know when they might get cranky.

The pictures are at Fishing Bridge and at Gibbon Falls.
She is definitely a bunch prettier than her riding partner. :ltr:
 

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Cody Wyoming is a very nice town. Wyoming in general is a fantastic state and one of my favourite states. I was having a few dozen drinks around the fire last night with my cousin and we may hit Wyoming up this summer.
 

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Montana is my favorite state for getting pulled over for speeding. $20 and the cop gives you a receipt! Nothing goes on your record. Now if you are going super fast, that's another story.
 

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I did a little 2 week round trip with the family in the cage about this time last year and camped a few days in Yellowstone. Beautiful place! Buffalo didn't scare me but foreign tourists zipping around in rental cars scared the crap out of me. I was also surprised to find out an American tourist was in the minority in YS.
 
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