Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Alaska Day 15

Tuesday May 30, 2006 Cody Wyoming
We arranged for our mail to be delivered here at the Parkway RV Campground by FedEx. It should be here before noon tomorrow.

We spent the morning at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. It is 5 separate museums in one facility. Buffalo Bill Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, Draper Museum of Natural History and the McCracken Research Library. In addition they currently have an exhibit of the Whitney Gallery of Western Art. You could spend many days here. In the Draper Museum we heard sounds of the animals as we viewed the displays. It was exciting to see a stuffed marmot, after we had seen live ones in Colorado on the Bachelor Historic Tour. We were reminded that Buffalo Bill served in the US Army, and was an advocate for the Indian. A nice touch was a timeline which included two lines of US and World history matched with events in the life of Buffalo Bill. We noted that in 1867 Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7.2 million. Flashbulbs were not allowed, so many of the pictures we took do not have enough light. Especially poignant was reading about Wounded Knee....

A trike ride with Jake and a session of fetch the dummy rounded out our day. High of 61 and low of 49. Low humidity. Nice. Pictures are here.

Walldog, Willie and Jake

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