Red Barn Day..

Bill and I needed to go to Costco, and we don’t have one in Cody Wyoming. So yesterday we took a road trip to Billings Montana. Billings Montana is about 104 miles from Cody.  We decided to make a little day trip of our Costco adventure where we can get out and see some more of Wyoming along the way, and get a little glimpse of what Montana is like.

We left our home at around 8:00 a.m. We made our way towards Montana, taking in more of the beautiful scenery Wyoming has to offer, like this.

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So many pretty things to see. Like this field of glorious color… I don’t know what that is growing, but it sure caught my eye with all its splendor..

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Then, we crossed the state line into Montana..

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And we traveled through several little one flashing yellow light (not even a red light) towns just like this one shown in the next two pictures..

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I so love these little one light towns…

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When I saw this red barn, I thought to myself that this is really what country living is all about…

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And the further we traveled into Montana…, the more I saw beautifully manicured lawns…, and more red barns..

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Before long, I was noticing that a lot of these people have red barns…

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I love them all… but I began to wonder if this is the secret “red barn” society… or is it a requirement to have a red barn if you are a farmer/rancher in Montana… or what…? I was beginning to think I would never know the answer to that question..

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When, finally, Bill said he saw a white barn…but we already passed it, and I didn’t see it…, so I’m going to call Montana “the red barn” state. At least for now, because that is what caught my eye, and attention, as we made our way through the beautiful little corner of Montana we saw on our way to Costco today…

We finished our Costco shopping, and decided what would a 104 mile trip to Costco be without finding a good place to get some Chinese food for lunch… ? We found a nice little place just 14 minutes from Costco.

We both enjoyed a lovely lunch starting with an order of egg rolls we shared,

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and we both enjoyed our own order of chicken Lo Mein. Very good!

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Then, with full tummies, and a full car load from Costco…, we made our way back to our summer home in Wyoming… What we saw of Montana was beautiful, and I can’t wait to visit it again, but I have to say… it might be the “Big Sky” state…but I like Wyoming’s welcome sign better…It’s a much more colorful sign, and I love the way they display it…. just saying… 🙂 🙂

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Stay Tuned!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. theitinerary1
    May 29, 2016 @ 12:29:53

    Nice post

    Reply

  2. katsbynp
    May 29, 2016 @ 18:41:08

    I love all the different red barns. Thank you for sharing. I enjoy the beautiful pictures and the accompanying stories. Xoxoxo

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    • beyondcinderella
      May 30, 2016 @ 11:30:52

      Thank you Kathy. I loved seeing all the different red barns too. It was amazing to me how many of them there were between the state line and Billings Montana… Great hearing from you again. Hope all is well with you and yours. XoXo

      Reply

  3. gotham girl
    May 30, 2016 @ 12:26:51

    Thought you’d like to read this! http://farmersalmanac.com/blog/2008/09/16/why-are-barns-painted-red/

    Always fun reading about your adventures! Love you!!

    Reply

    • beyondcinderella
      May 30, 2016 @ 22:41:59

      Well, blow me over… I Googled why barns are painted red before I posted my post, and didn’t get any useful information…Never thought about the farmer’s almanac… but THANK-YOU GG for shedding the light on this question inquiring minds want to know… XoXo

      Reply

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