Cody Rodeo

$21 get you a seat at the grandstand or buzzard roost (I’m not sure which is which). An extra $10 will get you a sit on Mongo the Bull for a photo-op. There will be riding and bull catching and lots of kicking and falling flat on the ground, as the dusk gives way to night. A very Western, very much American kind of fun, I enjoyed immensely even though there was a bit of drama too: a tiny Amazon, accompanied by her mother on another horse, had a nasty fall; we left hoping she would recover soon…

Cody, WY

June 4th, 2018

My Sweet Irma

There are six regional airports near Yellowstone National Park which, by the way, is so huge it spans three different States: Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Three of these airports are closer to the park and therefore more convenient: Bozeman, MT is best for the North and West Entrances; Jackson Hole, WY is best for the South Entrance; Idaho Falls, ID for the West & South; and Cody, WY best for the East. They all have their advantages and points for interest but, to me, none can be compared to Cody.

Cody, the village founded in 1895 by one of America’s West most legendary figures, William F. Cody, better known to non-natives as Buffalo Bill. Who, in 1902, built this establishment which he called “just the sweetest hotel that ever was” and named it after his youngest daughter, Irma.

Cody, WY

June 4th, 2018

Going West

The coming days will be all about wildlife and nature’s wonders and incredible landscapes, here on the Humble Fabulist; but first – first impressions: bunnies and boot lamps, stuffed animals, americana kitsch and rows upon rows of movie candy in the local supermarket. No matter where you find yourself in the States, you are never too far away from candy.

Cody, Wyoming

May 28th, 2018