Day 17 Thermopolis WY to Big Timber MT: Road Trip 2017

We all got a pretty good nights sleep last night and hit the road about 8:20. Our first stop was Cody WY about 90 minutes away. 

We spent several hours at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. It is a truly amazing place with five world class museums, horses to ride and a rodeo most nights. Q decided he wanted to do the hour long trail ride and went by himself with his guide Blane. He showed a lot courage as he was scared at first but ended up having a tremendous time. 

As you might of noticed, Q wore his new western outfit again today. Many thanks to Grandma and Grampa for gifting him his duds for his birthday. L learned a new sign today, horse. She loved watching them and all the other animals around the center. 

After a quick lunch in our trailer we headed out of town. A few wrong turns and tight spaces later we made it out of Cody a little frazzled but none the worse for wear. We headed north on 120 and crossed into Montana. Absolutely loved the scenery. 

We met up with I-90 at a town called Laurel and headed west. This interstate will be our route, more or less, all the way to Seattle. An hour on we stopped at Spring Creek Campground along the Boulder River just outside Big Timber MT. 

The campground has been a good one. They had toys for L to play with and Q got to go fishing in their trout pond. But as Jeff said it wasn’t really fishing, it was catching. The pond was so well stocked that Qs first line in the water came out with a five and a half pound rainbow trout. It made for a superb dinner with rice and salad. 

Just as Jeff finished grilling the fish the skies opened up again. This time hail accompanied the torrents of rain, lightening and thunder. Being cooped up this evening has tempers a little short so off to bed early.  On with our travels tomorrow…

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