Moody clouds descend over Cody and we have a good view of them from the upper plateau/shelf/bench(?) where our walk takes place.
|Overlooking Cody, Wyoming from an upper neighborhood|
|Two young bucks in the 'hood.|
|A whole hedge of gorgeous yellow roses|
|Ford Falcon "Time Machine"|
|A new Retro White Water travel trailer|
|Pretty Glendale neighborhood park|
As we come up to the main maintenance building, we see a sign for restrooms at the far corner of the building. Could they be open?
Alas, there is a key code on the door. I see other Volksmarchers coming out. I try the door and the door opens. Apparently, no key code is needed this morning. Yay, relief!
Our walk takes us all the way around Markham Reservoir. The sweeping vistas, birds, and sidewalk chalk statements give this otherwise flat trail some local interest.
Let me explain the sidewalk chalk statements. Someone had a whole lot of fun with the chalk. It looked like maybe there had been a run or bike ride through here, maybe over the weekend. The chalk statements said things like, "Throw your arms up in the air and shout 'Yahoo!'," "Yell happy birthday to the person you're with," "Do some zig-zags" [zig-zag pattern to follow on the trail], stuff like that.
|"Enjoy the view"|
|"It's a beautiful day!!'|
|Markham Reservoir seating|
for resting or birdwatching
|Big vistas with dramatic skies|
|Volksmarchers going around the reservoir|
|An osprey fishing|
|View of Absaroka Bay Campground|
At Markham Reservoir there is an awesome bicycle course.
|A very cool race course|
|This course is well cared for by volunteers|
|I love this sign...so true|
|Volksmarchers on the opposite side of the reservoir|
|"These boots are made for walkin'!"|
|Again, a stunning vista|
After food, it's time to head to Yellowstone National Park. "Go west, young man, go west!" and so we do, both men and women.
This is a good spot to transition to Part 2 of our day. To be continued...