January 3, 2014 was moving date to our new office. Rita purchased an historic 1906 home in downtown Cody across from City Hall. Cook Moving and Storage was there bright and early and completed the move in 3 1/2 hours. The next day the staff and our good friend Jeanne unpacked. We are doing some remodel in the new part of the home to become ADA compliant. We are awaiting 3 new desks. Another couple weeks and we will be all settled and pictures hung! Our new address is 1327 Rumsey Avenue, Cody, Wyoming 82414. Stop by, the coffee is always on!
On Sunday, November 14, the 2010 Capital Christmas Tree came to Cody, Wyoming and was parked on 12th Street in front of the Irma Hotel. The tree was cut in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and is touring around Wyoming before heading east to the Capitol. The tree went down Sheridan Avenue to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and then turned on Beck Avenue. I had a front row seat in front of our office on 12th Street when the semi hauling the 67 foot tree turned in front of us. I signed the side and a part of me will travel to the Capitol. The outpouring of enthusiasm throughout the state of Wyoming as the Capitol Tree travels around shows the spirit and patriotism of Wyominites.
Wyoming, Forever West!
Every year Sheridan Avenue in Cody, Wyoming is close on Halloween from 4 to 6 p.m. for trick or treating. Familes from all over Park County come to town and parade up and down Sheridan Avenue while the merchants hand out candy. Sheridan Avenue is blocked off for the event and it is a great family time.
Every year Canyon Real Estate prepares for 1200 to 1500 trick or treaters. Rita Lovell stands on the corner of 12th and Sheridan handing candy out. It is a great time and weather was beautiful this year bringing out record numbers.
As part of the Rendezvous Royale week in Cody, Wyoming, there are many happenings around town during the fourth week of September each year. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center hosts the Cody High Style Fashion Show, the Quick Draw, a nationally recognized art show and sale, an exhibit of the best western artisans and craftsman and the Patrons Ball as the grand finale. There are also many happenings around town. The Irma Hotel hosts a Art Show and Sale upstairs in their historic hotel rooms. At the Cody Auditorium, there is show and sale featuring western craftsman and artists. On Thursday, Sheridan Avenue is closed for three blocks for the Boot, Scoot and Boogie. Merchants serve refreshments and there are many exhibits on display ending with a fashion show. It is a fun and exciting time!
There is no place like Cody, Wyoming on the 4th of July. Flags are flying along Sheridan Avenue and on the 1st of July the Cody Stampede begins with 4 days of PRCA rodeo followed by the Extreme Bulls on the 5th. There are 3 days of parades with floats and marching bands and of course, lots of horses. The porch of the Irma Hotel is a lively place with live music including the Bagpipers from Billings, MT. In the City park across from the Court House, families enjoy picnicking as they listen to music in the band shell. 10th Street next to the park is closed for an arts and crafts fair. It is an exciting and very patriotic time.