It looks like an RV rally at the Cody, WY Walmart this weekend. There must be at least twenty rigs in the side parking lot, all staging for the assault on Yellowstone National Park. I’m sure it works out well for the store. Most travelers stock up on basic supplies and do a little impulse buying as well.

I enjoyed the SD Black Hills area. One of my favorite things to do is tour a cave and there are two of them, Wind Cave and Jewel Cave, situated only a few miles apart in the picturesque rolling countryside. The caves are many miles long, but only a few short sections have been developed for tours. I’m not sure why I have such a fascination with underground caves but it probably stems from my youth when we made tunnels through snow banks or explored passageways through the hay bales in the barn.

The weather has turned cold. I spent a couple of nights in the Bighorn NF at almost 10000 feet and woke to freezing temperatures. It is the first time in a long time that I have had to scrape ice from the windshield before driving out. Even here near Yellowstone the highs are only predicted to be in the 40’s and 50’s during the day and 20’s at night. I was hoping to see a lot of the Park on my motorcycle but may rethink that.