Saturday, August 11, 2007

Wednesday August 8

We stayed in Buffalo, Wyoming both Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Spent Wednesday just relaxing and catching up on emails and blogging. Buffalo is right at the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. It is a small town about the size of Pittsfield. The county fair was in town while we were here so we spent some time roaming around there. It was fun to see all the 4H exhibits and a large photo display. We had lunch at a great eclectic cafe that was decorated with lots of odd couches, chairs, tables, odd displays of jewelery, with cards and games on some of the tables. Glen will be glad to know we took the opportunity to play a few hands of Golf while we waited for great grilled pinini sandwiches and potato bacon soup.

The town also has a museum that was started by a local pharmacist, Jim Gatchell, who became friends with two of the native survivors of Custer's last stand. This began his interest in Western and Indian artifacts and he did not stop collecting until he died. Over 8,000 pieces of everything from dishes to guns and saddles.

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