9/24/14

A Night on the Town

After writing my blog post yesterday afternoon, Mike and I walked into the little town of Dubois, Wyoming. As I said in yesterday's post, a few horses tied up to hitching posts, and you might expect to run into Wyatt Earp as you walk these streets. That's the Outlaw Cafe and Outlaw Saloon across the street.


There's the Horse Creek Station. 


We stopped into Welty's General Store. They had all kinds of things inside from gifts and Christmas ornaments to cowboy boots and big hunting knives.


This was the sign they had posted at the front door. I didn't even notice the photography prohibition until I uploaded this image. I'm glad I didn't do what I usually do...which is to take pictures of everything in sight. On the other hand, I'm getting pretty snooty about places that won't let me take pictures. Had I noticed it on the way in, we might not have gone past the front door. 


Almost all the buildings are of the log cabin variety.


And Dubois is celebrating its centennial this year.


We were looking at this boardwalk with names on each board and considering their meaning when we noticed our shadow selves in tow. We haven't seen them in a while. They are fair-weather friends at best.


We're thinking the names were either folks who donated money for boardwalk restoration, or perhaps they were folks who donated time, or both. In any case, every board on both sides of the street had a name.

Here is the Rustic Pine Tavern I told you about yesterday.



We stepped inside just to look around, and then came back later for dinner.


There were lots of funny signs posted around town, as if the town hadn't changed in its one hundred years.


And there was this open mine. It doesn't seem to be operational, but there were no barriers or warning signs. It looked as if one could just walk inside, but we didn't.


After that, we walked back to the trailer. Our spot is right beside the Wind River.


We're seeing fall leaves everywhere we go now.


We cleaned up a little and then walked back to the restaurant for dinner. We had a drink in the bar, and then went into the dining room. We had a really delicious dinner. Mike ordered the rib-eye, and I had a chicken breast smothered in honey barbecue sauce, cheese, and bacon. Not for dieters. It was a truly lovely evening. I didn't take any pictures of our food for a change. We just enjoyed one another's company without cameras this time.

I've decided to sign off until we get home. The next two nights will find us in places we've already been...just last year, in fact...and I'm linking to my blog posts from last year. Here's the post from Heyburn, Idaho where we'll stay tonight. And here's the post from Hot Lake in LaGrande, Oregon where we stayed on the first night out from last year's trip. Little did we know at the time I wrote those posts that we were headed into a flood of Biblical proportion. Every trip has its challenges.

Thanks to all who have followed along so faithfully this trip and left so many funny, supportive, informative, and enjoyable comments. It always makes the trip more fun when I have my bloggy friends along. I'm going to devote my blogging time over the next couple of days to working on my embroidery, and I'll write again when we get back home. 

18 comments from clever and witty friends:

Quilter Kathy said...

It has been wonderful following your adventures... I almost feel like I've had a vacation! LOL

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for allowing us to tag along with you. Enjoy the final leg of journey - still keeping fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for luck.

Christine M said...

Yes, thank you for letting us tag along on your trip. Barbara. Safe travelling the rest of the way home.

Betty said...

I've enjoyed following along on your adventures and seeing your wonderful photos and descriptions of the places you visited. Safe travels for the remainder of the journey. I know Smitty and Gracie will be happy to be back home, as well as you and Mike!

Junebug613 said...

Thanks for sharing your travels with us! Sometimes you just have to unplug. Enjoy your embroidery and the rest of your journey home!

Tami C said...

It's been wonderful joining along on your trip across the country! Not quite as eventful as last years trip, but it was a nice one!

quiltzyx said...

Dubois looks like a neat town - except for snooty Welty's of course! Glad your dinner at the Rustic Pine Tavern was delicious - y'all deserved it! The "spitting prohibited" sign cracked me up. Once we had a GIRLS ONLY poker night & we made signs that drinkin', smokin' cigars & belching were OK, but NO SPITTING! LOL
Nice camping spot next to the river...but the hose w/sprinkler attached surprised me! I would think the river would be enough water.

Safe journey the rest of the way home my friend!

liniecat said...

I almost feel as if I've had a vacation along with you lol
Youd think if it were true that Butch had shopped in that store, theyd have had a more professional - and welcoming lol - notice to promote themselves!
Wonder if he shop lifted whilst there lol

Dana Gaffney said...

This sounds so wonderful and peaceful, nice way to wind down on your way home. I always wonder about places that don't allow pictures, is it the flash or do they have such wonderful displays they don't want their ideas stolen? Snobs! LOL.

Dasha said...

Love the cowboy look of that little town. You would never get anything remotely as quirky here. The scenery is wonderful too.

Judy1522 said...

I have enjoyed reading about your trip. As always thank you for sharing your adventures.

Diane Wild said...

You had a wonderful trip, full of adventures, beautiful scenery, and historical significance. Too bad we couldn't connect. Darn those breakdowns but, our paths will cross in the future, I hope. Safe journey home and thanks for sharing your trip.

Karen Ackva said...

Awesome pictures! Thanks for the tour!

Kate said...

Love the fall leaves. Thanks for sharing your trip. Hope that the rest of the trip home is event free.

Brown Family said...

ANother great post for us that are travel deprived. Have a safe journey!

Michele said...

That looks like a fun place to visit. Have fun on the last legs of your journey. I'm sure Smitty is itching to get home and check the grounds to make sure no woofies nor that beastly other cat has been on the premises.

Margaret said...

First let me say that I look forward to reading your posts everyday. I don't always comment but I read them faithfully. My husband is a mechanic by trade and swears that we have never been on a vacation when he hasn't spent some part of it under the hood of the car making repairs. We live in Michigan and if I had had the time I would have driven to Munising to meet you. We usually take a trip across the bridge with our fifth wheel every fall. One year we went with a group of friends and when we started to pack up we could not get the big slide to move. It took four guys to push it in. My husband was so mad that on the way home we stopped at a trailer place to see about a repair and he bought a new fifth wheel. I love camping but hate when he has to fix stuff every time we go. Have a frat rest of your trip.

gpc said...

What a cool town. You are a fabulous trip planner and it's been a lot of fun to ride along! :)