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Thanksgiving Week

November 26th, 2013 by Park County Travel Council | Be the first to comment!


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Thanksgiving is this week, so I thought I would list the things for which I am thankful.

What, you thought I was going to discuss cowboy music?

I am thankful for my hometown. I have been to the big city and enjoyed the energy, the diversity, food from a truck, street musicians and unlimited restaurant choices. But none of that compares to old friends, new friends, restaurants where the staff already knows how I like my coffee (just enough cream to take the edge off) and being 100 percent positive that I will see familiar faces every time I walk down Sheridan Avenue.

I am thankful I live in a place where a retired United States senator invites you to call him by his first name.

I am thankful that I can walk past the Dairy Queen and see a former U.S. cabinet secretary and a U.S. senator (not the same one who still lives in town and goes by his first name) enjoying ice cream cones after the dedication of the Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center.

I am thankful the West is still alive and that people can visit and see a real rodeo and real cowboys, listen and dance to terrific country and western music and to truly get a feel for what it was like here when the area was settled.

I am thankful that we can visit a world-class museum complex. When my big-city friends visit, they are sincerely impressed at what a spectacular place the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is.

I am thankful I can leave my front door unlocked and walk my dog at any time of day or night.

I am thankful for so many great trout streams.

I am thankful for the tourists who come to visit our town every year. I love meeting new people and hearing them talk about their home towns.

I am thankful to live in a place where people still do business with a handshake.

I am thankful to know that this week when the citizens of Cody will sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner, people with no family in town will be welcome in homes all over town.

Please enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Loving’ life and thinking about leftovers in Cody, Wyo.

cartoon cowgirl with braidsCorrie N. Cody

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