We left to turn in the SUV knowing the car repair was going to be more than replacing the battery. On our drive over to the car rental, Todd informed me if the car could not be repaired in time, I was going to have to drive everyone home and he was going to stay behind with the car. I hated the thought of leaving him. I hated the thought of him driving through the mountains all by his self. This was a lousy anniversary so far. We dropped off the SUV and then picked up the boys. It was nearly two hours later and the auto place called. Our car was done. The alternator and the battery had to be replaced.
It was nearly lunch time by the time we got back to the hotel. Everyone knew Yellowstone was out of the question now. We decided to walk down main street of Cody and have lunch. It was fun walking into the little shop. One store we found a lot of cute things we liked. The store had samples for the customers to taste. Here is one of them.
A college age girl told Joshua to make sure he takes a big scoop, so Joshua does. I cannot believe this kid. His eyes started to tear up instantly. The girl said, kept telling him she was sorry, she was just joking. The hot sauce has ghost peppers in it. The owner told her to go and buy him an ice cream cone to cool it down. It helped but poor Josh was in pain for a little while. However the girl talked and talked to him and Emily for maybe close to an hour. We told her we would be back and she told us goodbye. She and Joshua were flirting big time. It was so funny. We later ran into her at Walgreens and she introduced herself and asked for each of our names, starting with Joshua. I thought for sure the two were going to exchange phone numbers.
The picture does not even due justice to his red watering eyes.
Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid, and the Hole in the Wall Gang
Look on top of the building. Do you see it?
A little blue bird was following us on one side of the trail.
This was Ethan's second try. He missed the first time and said something like he does not know how, then one of the volunteers told him how to hold the lasso and explained when he should let go.
He made it with his first try after being taught.
After our visit to The Old Trail Town, we dropped Ethan off and the kids had Pizza while Todd and I went out for our anniversary. The restaurant we wanted to eat had a 90 minute wait and it was rather late and we were hungry, so we went next door to an Americanized Mexican restaurant. A not so good one at that. Our conversation consisted of the melt downs that day as well. We then went to the campground where we spent the night. It was a chilly night but we were warm under our blankets. I rolled off the inflatable mattress maybe three times that night. The mattress was like a waterbed and whenever one of us moved, I tended to roll out.
Vacation 2013~Day One/Mt Rushmore
Vacation 2013~Day One/Crazy Horse
Vacation 2013~Day Two/The Drive to Cody, Wyoming
Vacation 2013~Day Three/The Drive To/And Yellowstone National Park
Vacation 2013~Day Three/Yellowstone National Park Old Faithful
Vacation 2013~Day Three/Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Park/ Back to Cody
Vacation 2013~Day Four/Cody, Wyoming
Vacation 2013~Day Five/The Drive to Custer, South Dakota
Vacation 2013~Day Five/Big Horn National Park
Vacation 2013~Day Six/Our Last Day Of Vacation