Day 6 – RV Summer Road Trip
It was the 4th of July and we were at the Cody, Wyoming KOA, yet another great campground. There were lots for the kids to do, including a pool, giant chess set, volleyball court and a huge bouncing pillow. While the kids spent some quality food time over at the all-you-can-eat pancake hut, the parents were able to lounge around in the morning a bit. We hadn’t been lounging around very long when a heated debate began between the two dads about whether or not the RV was truly level. Now these two dads are pretty ANAL and I can’t believe that they would put their trust in a little, I mean little, level that was a gift from our insurance agency. All I can say is that it ended the debate but whether or not the RV was level, well, that’s another story. You’ll have to look pretty close at the picture below to see the level in question!
We made our way to down town Cody and caught the tail end of the 4th of July parade. The girls checked out the stores down town and did a little shopping. The boys enjoyed some time at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center where they viewed the most comprehensive collection of American firearms in the world. They could have spend days in there, and if you get a chance to visit, you should certainly plan on a couple of days. A wonderful place to wander and explore the American West and learn about Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show.
Back at the Cody KOA, the group readied up for the highlight of the day in the rodeo capital of the world, the Cody Stampede Rodeo. It never fails, whenever we’re ready to leave for something fun, disaster strkes. My daughter wrenched her ankle pretty bad on the jumping pillow and the camp store was out of ice…go figure. Can’t let a little injury get us down, some Tylenol from the first aid kit and we were ready.
With tickets in hand, we boarded the free shuttle bus from the KOA to the rodeo grounds. The dads helped out with our little injured one (crap she’s not so little anymore as you can see from the pic) around the rodeo grounds.
All set with some yummy Cody BBQ sandwiches we made our way to our seats, the kids were anxious for the action to start.
Sitting on the edge of our seats for most of the event, we cheered and clapped as the cowboys and cowgirls competed in various events. From bareback riding and team roping to barrel racing and steer wrestling, this rodeo is quite the show to see. The rodeo is held every summer and its history dates back 90+ years making it one of the longest running professionbal rodeos. A great activity to put on the family bucket list!