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Valentine’s Day in Cody

February 4th, 2013 by Park County Travel Council | Be the first to comment!

This Valentine’s Day, I’m planning a perfect Cody day for me and my guy. Want to hear about it?

Well, my guy is a big fan of breakfast, so I’m going all out and taking him to breakfast for a protein-packed start to our day. I can’t say for sure of course, but I’m betting he’s going to order Beef Benedict. I’ll probably go with Pecan-Rum French Toast. Well, maybe I better do a test run before the big day just to make sure.

PahaskaAfter breakfast we’re going to pack up our snowshoes, throw on our fleece and head to Pahaska Tepee for a morning of snowshoeing. Have you been to the trails that wind around Buffalo Bill’s original hunting lodge and circle the Pahaska Tepee cabins? It’s such beautiful country there. So peaceful. And the last time I was there I spotted a moose!

Before we head back into town we’ll probably stop at the Sleeping Giant Ski Area to warm up by the fireplace and sip something hot from the Grizzly Grill. It’s so much fun to watch the kiddos practicing on the beginner bigger kid helping smaller child skiruns. Who knows…maybe we’ll have kiddos of our own some day. But I digress…

I’m thinking we’ll have a light lunch and since I want to spend the afternoon checking out the Buffalo Bill Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, we’ll probably just grab some soup and salad at the museum’s Eatery. The restaurant is scaled down a bit in the winter, but it’s still plenty good. And there’s always great soup.

pieces of artwork in a museumNow I’m sure you’ve all seen the Buffalo Bill Museum many times since it was reinstalled last year. But honestly, there’s so much more to see. Did you know the Buffalo Bill Museum collection includes more than nine thousand items? I always check out the Western apparel on display. The museum has dresses, hats, vests, gloves, shoes and more from the early 19th to the late 20th century. I can’t believe how tiny the gals were back then. And I expect my guy will want to spend some time seeing the saddles – I hear there are more than a hundred!

I think we should probably plan to get a little afternoon rest after the museum, because I have a big night planned.

First, we’ll have dinner. I’m going to order baby back ribs, of course. The restaurant  marinates those puppies for a full 24 hours. Yum. I don’t know what he’ll have, but he’s such a steak guy, I’m guessing that’ll be his choice.

And then after dinner we’re heading to the dance hall for some toe-tapping cowboy music and some serious dancing. I’ve been taking the Tuesday-night dancing classes  with Ed and Carmella Conning, and frankly, I think I’m getting pretty good. Well, at least I’m getting better.

Anyway, that’s my plan for me and my guy on Valentine’s Day. Now all I have to do is find a guy.

cartoon cowgirl with braidsUntil next time, I’m loving life – and looking for love – in Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country.


Corrie N. Cody


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