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Wow, I can’t believe how cold it is here!  This morning as I was pulling my little car out of its nice, cozy garage, the temperature was a not-so-balmy minus 10 degrees!  And I am SO not a cold weather girl – give me days of 70 degrees and I am a happy camper.

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It got me to thinking, though, about the things we do around here in the winter when it is uber-cold outside.  We, of course, have the Buffalo Bill Historical Center – that’s the first place that comes to mind.  Five museums, all indoors, and all chock-full of interactive displays, fabulous artwork, photographic archives, and opportunities to learn year-round.  It’s fabulous!

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We have an almost-brand-new library here in Cody – it was dedicated about a year and a half ago, and is state of the art.  It’s got a reading area with a fireplace, computers, magazines, a children’s library that almost makes me wish I was a kid again, a teen room, meeting rooms, and the “warmest” atmosphere!  They’ve even got a little café there – they call it the “Biblio Bistro” that serves sandwiches, soups and coffee.  It’s a great place to just chill out in a relaxed, nicely-lit, quiet place that looks out over a duck pond and has a wonderful view of Heart Mountain to the north.

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The Paul Stock Aquatics and Recreation Center is another place to spend some quality indoor time. Racquetball courts, fitness classes, basketball courts, two huge swimming pools and a water slide, along with exercise equipment and an elevated walking track – if you’re looking for a place to get in shape for the new year or spend some great time with the kiddos, this is the place!

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Dining out in Cody – what a great way to spend an evening in the winter!  We’ve got restaurants of all kinds here – steak houses, oriental restaurants, bistros, cafes, sandwich shops, contemporary cuisine – something for every taste.  Dinner and a movie sounds good to me… or maybe dancing at Cassie’s Steakhouse!

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We’re so blessed here in Cody to be a stop on the tour circuit for several major musical acts.  As part of the Cody Wild West Show concert series, Cody has hosted acts like Mel Tillis, Riders In The Sky, Asleep At The Wheel, the Bellamy Brothers, Suzy Bogguss… the list goes on!  The concert series started out as the brainchild of Dan Miller, television personality and talented musician in his own right, to bring many of these acts to Cody.  I can’t wait to find out who’s coming this year!

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Well, looks like I’ve outlined my to-do list for the next few weeks…  I’ll catch up with everyone again next week!

Lovin’ life in Buffalo Bill’s Country