Thermopolis

This week we were Thermopolis, Wyoming with my in-laws for the Big Horn Basin Folk Festival. My in-laws were selling their jewelry line made of rawhide at the festival and teaching my daughter how to be "the cat who sells". We all had a lot of fun with the different art and craft demonstrations plus all the beautiful things to see at the Hot Springs State Park.

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We went to the parade in Thermopolis on Saturday morning so that Bea could collect some candy while we walked around and collected Pokemon. At the end of the parade, there were some traditional dances performed by the Shoshone tribe. I was so inspired by how they worked in contemporary fabrics and colors into their ceremonial dress; the color combinations and applique were gorgeous. We all had fun participating in the friendship dance.

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Interesting things we've done in the Big Horn Basin:

We Got Stuck in a Bison Traffic Jam: They all just started crossing the road at once. They are so big and unpredictable that you never quite know when it's safe to sneak by them.

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Selfie with Buffalo

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Toured a spectacular Dinosaur Museum:  I took so many cool pictures of fossils and how museum displays are put together.

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Monster Truck Rally: I'm embracing my redneck heritage.

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Saw Some Crazy Cool Thermal Pools:  This is just one of many. So many more amazing pictures to come.