20 Miles of Bad Road . . .well, 11 miles anyway.

Since we only had a 100 mile run to Cody, WY this morning we were able to sleep in a little and not get up until about 9.

After coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and dropping off some Gypsy Journals at the office, we hooked up the toad and pulled out about 11 am.

Our route took us about 15 miles back west on I-90 where we turned south on US-212. We were moving right along until we turned onto SR-72 just south of Bridger, MT.

Now it would have been very to easy for them to post a sign at the turnoff saying the road was under construction . . . a lot of construction.

But nooooooooo!

As soon as we got around the curve we were on a rough gravel road, because they had torn up all the asphalt.

It took us almost an hour to travel the next 11 miles, mostly because the one-lane construction zones where we had to wait for a pilot vehicle to lead us through each way. Finally, right before Belfry, MT (and yes, they have two belfries in the town) we hit clear road and sailed into Wyoming with some more great views.

On to Cody 1

On to Cody 2

Of course, they couldn’t let us into Wyoming without a little construction, but we were only stopped for about 10 minutes before we were back on our way.

On to Cody 3

We got into Cody, and the Absaroka RV Park about 1:45 and got set up.

Absaroka is a nice park, with full hookups for $29 a night.  The sites are kind of close, but not too bad. And no problems with the satellite view.

Absaroka 1

Absaroka 2

As an update, my new Winegard Carryout Automatic Dish is still working fine.

Winegard Carryout

I just set it down, hook up the cables and power, and about 5 minutes later, I have a signal.


About 2:30 we called our friends, Al and Adrienne, who are workamping here for the summer. We decided to meet at 5 pm at Zapata’s, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Cody on the main street.

We first met Al and Adrienne in Fairbanks, AK, where we were all workamping for the summer, although at different places. This year they’re working for the Blair Hotels in the Buffalo Bill Village Resort here in Cody.

After a great meal at Zapata’s we walked up and down a couple of blocks to check out some of the shops.

While we were walking we saw this fine example of what I guess you would call a ‘Wyoming Woody’. I wonder if the owner worries more about termites, or maybe pine bark beetles?

Cody Woody

Later we went over to their RV for a while to work out plans our Yellowstone trip tomorrow. Somehow those plans ended up with me having to get up at 6 am tomorrow morning. But I guess I’ll live.



Thought for the Day:

I’d be more optimistic if I thought it would do any good.



4 Responses

  1. Welcome to Cody and Absaroka RV Park – I’ve been following your blog for quite awhile and saw that you were heading for Cody and here we are neighbors – we’re in G-11. We were walking around the park last night and spotted your rig, your truck – the satellite dish on the table confirmed it was you and if Mister had been out there…. If you have time, we’d love to meet you both. We head out of here on Sunday. Hope you enjoy Yellowstone.


  2. I have a portable satellite DISH that I set up each time I get somewhere. I have occasionally thought about one of those automatic satellite finders. How easy is it for a non-electronic type person like me to set up initially? Does the cable just screw into the thing like it does now for my dish? And how does DISH network know I’ve changed to an automatic finder? Also, could you give me a ballpark figure of the cost? I can’t remember if you mentioned that in a previous post.

  3. Lu,

    We’re leaving early tomorrow on another daytrip.

    So maybe we can get together tomorrow evening when we get back.

    My cell is 719-819-3440. If you give me yours, I’ll call you when we get back.

    Look forward to meeting you.

    Greg and Jan White

  4. Judy,

    I’ll send you a detailed email in the next day or so telling you more.

    But, off hand, you shouldn’t have any problem with the Winegard Automatic Dish.


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