Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tuesday Show & Tell - Buffalo Bill

I bet Kristi, Kodijack and Ramblin' Girl are familiar with the subject of this week’s show and tell. Then again, maybe not – sometimes you don't seem to get around to checking things out that are in your own back yard. As my brother put it after our 2002 statewide road trip, “You guys have seen more of Colorado in 10 days than I’ve seen in 20 years!”

As you all know, we travel by the seat of our pants while on vacation, allowing fate and happenstance to guide us. While on our way to visit family in Denver during our trip, we happened to pass the Buffalo Bill Museum. Being a curious pair, we stopped in to snoop around, and ended up having a wonderful time. This layout features some sites and memorabilia we got while on our side trip to the museum. If you’re into history that you can see as well as learn about, this is a neat place to check out. This museum was started by Bill Cody’s foster son, and is loaded with all kinds of cool artifacts from Cody’s life and from his Wild West Show.

You can also stop by his peacefully placed gravesite there on Lookout Mountain, where he rests eternally overlooking the Great Plains to the east while embraced within the Rockies. Cody’s grave is fenced in for protection, but as you can see in the lower right of the layout, many cast coins to his grave, a la wishing well. Poor Bill. How's a guy supposed to get any good rest with pennies bouncing across his tombstone?

If you’re in the Denver area, check it out some afternoon. Very cool.

9 comments:

Nelly said...

What a cool page! Very well done!

Unacknowledged Genius said...

Don't you love Colorado? Where we live now we're only a 45 minute drive from Durango CO and the mountains. It's one of the reasons I hate to move back to TX.

Nice layout!

Kodijack said...

I know where it is, I have driven past it lots and lots of times, but no I have never been in.

I have also never been to the Botanical Gardens, the Coors brewery, the Budweiser brewery, or the Art Museum. Thats pretty sad actually.

speckledpup said...

very cool.
thanks for sharing that.

Michael said...

Why is it when you said Buffalo Bill I immediately thought of Silence of the Lambs....I must be demented.

You're so talented in your scrapbooking!

Tirithien said...

Very nice indeed. :-)

Mindless Dribbler said...

Is that like your scrapbook?

If so, that's pretty cool looking.

joy said...

What a great layout clew!! I've been through Denver a few times, but unfortunately it was for layovers while I was en route to the east/west coast. I'd love to visit that city one of these days. :)

ramblin' girl said...

I've never been there, either... just driven by like kodijack, but at least I've been to most all the other places he mentioned...

glad you had a great trip out here!