We have officially passed the halfway mark on our Wild West Earlventure. Internet access is hit and miss at best, so today's post is a potpourri of things we've seen in the past few days.
Is it just me, or do you hear "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" playing in the background??
We spent an night in Cody, WY - a true western town. Like any good bunch of cheesy tourists, we took in a rodeo! Being a suburban dog, Brutus was really interested in what all those new smells were, but this is as close as he could get.
I, on the other hand, got to embrace all that is Western. As soon as I saw this bull I HAD to sit on it! And yes, I now own a cowboy hat.
I tried to cheer up Brutus by letting him wear my hat afterward, but he didn't seem to appreciate the gesture...
Seriously, mom - this does nothing for my image...
Where there are cowboys, you can bet there are Indians - and apparently some had stayed at our campground! The boys had fun checking out the tepees nearby
Gosh Mason, can you believe people lived in these things?
No couch or A/C?? Wow talk about primitive....
We made a few other stops after Cody, some of which were more pet-friendly than others. Upon seeing me out in the parking lot taking this photo of Brutus, the Harley Davidson employees in Sturgiss, SD invited us to come in and check out the store.
So Brutus got to come in & see some bikes. Too bad he hadn't packed his flame collar - we just had to make do with skulls and crossbones.
Does this model come with a sidecar??
We were also able to get a photo op at nearby Crazy Horse monument. They've been working on this thing since 1948, you'd think it would be further along (it's privately owned, and I guess funding is an issue)! If you biggify the photo you can see the face of Crazy Horse up at the top of the mountain in the background. Look closely at the sign too, it's kinda ironic that it's right behind Brutus.
The sign says "Caution: blasting zone".
Hahaha, very funny, mom.
When we stopped to see Mt. Rushmore, it was disappointing to find that dogs weren't allowed - period. They had to stay in Big Earl. Considering how crummy the weather was (45 and a steady rain), I doubt they minded. You'll have to settle for just seeing me & Paul in this classic shot.
We've gotten good use of our raincoats on this trip, as there has been some kind of precipitation every day. Even Brutus had to break out his slicker a few times because it was pouring so hard.
What are you looking at?
Yes, my raincoat matches mom's. Sheesh.
That being said, at least it makes it easier to leave the boys behind in the coach, since they'd rather be on the inside looking out during this kind of weather!
Hey, at least I have a room with a view!
So just a few more days on the road. Despite the rain we've had a grand adventure, and we'll all be sad when it's over. Hope you've enjoyed being along for the ride, and will indulge me in another post or two before our Wild West Earlventure draws to a close!