Howdy again! After our stay at the dude ranch, we went to Cody, which is also
in Wyoming. My favorite part about Cody was the world-famous rodeo. A rodeo is when people come out and ride horses and bulls. I loved seeing guys trying to ride bulls and the cowboys were amazing at riding horses. At one point, all the kids got to go out onto the rodeo arena to try to get a bandanna off the tail of a calf and if you did, you got a prize. There were two calves. Unfortunately, me and Tyler didn't win.
After Cody, we went to Yellowstone National Park, which is famous for
their geysers and hotsprings. They smell like rotten eggs, but they
were cool to look at, so it was worth it. There's the geyser called Old
Faithful, which can shoot water over 100 feet in the air. We also saw a
geyser called The Beehive, which is even bigger than Old Faithful. We
saw a lot of animals in Yellowstone, including some more bison. We also saw a coyote that was eating, what we think was, a
mouse. It was really exciting to see the coyote because it was right
next to our car.
Glacier National Park in Montana was our next
stop. Glacier is awesome ... it's almost as cool as Chicago. The first
day we were there, we went on a hike and it was really fun. We found a
rock shaped like a slide that we could run up and slide down. We hiked
to Avalanche Lake, which was a great place to skip rocks. The water was
freezing cold because it came from the melting snow on the top of the
mountains. When we were driving through the park, we saw Bighorn Sheep,
which are rare to see and were a first for us.
The next day, we went
white water rafting with the Glacier Rafting Company. It was really fun
and I got so wet. We did well paddling and nobody fell out of the raft
(except when we jumped out to swim).
Our next stop is Washington. See you next blog!