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Luckily, every three years Mindy and I, along with a bunch of good friends are invited to a family friend's homestead out west in Big Sky country.

'Camp Comfort' sits in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains 10 miles outside of Buffalo, Wyoming and can only be described in picture form. The second photo is a look at 'Camp Comfort' from the top of the mesa.

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A mile-long dirt road off Highway 16 leads to the top of the mesa where the view is nothing short of spectacular!

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Let's travel down the dirt road into 'Camp Comfort' where their slogan reads, "Leave your cares behind for all ye who enter here." Our other motto during our week-long stay was, 'Eat, drink, be merry, drink, and relax!'

Meet some of my friends! - Ethan Carey Photo
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Our hosts, Jimmy and Tina cooking up some brook trout caught fresh that same morning.

Camp Comfort's caretaker, Charlie and I hopped aboard his all-terrain vehicle and headed out on an off-roading trek to take a peek at the 'Earthship' glass house built into the side of the rolling ridges of the Big Horn mountains. From above it kind of looks like a bunker.  The 'Earthship' is insulated with recycled materials. Take a look!

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Charlie, Camp Comfort's caretaker surrounded by the ladies - Ethan Carey Photo

Downtown Buffalo was portrayed on the A&E TV series, 'Longmire' which features Robert Taylor as Wyoming's Absaroka County Sheriff, Walt Longmire. The show was a hit for six seasons from 2012 to 2017. Every summer, the town of Buffalo hosts 'Longmire' Days' where stars of the show and the author of the 'Longmire' books, Craig Johnson appear to sign autographs and mix and mingle with the Buffalo townies. Mindy and I were big fans of the show and during our Buffalo vacation ran into Walt Longmire in the flesh at the Occidental Hotel in downtown Buffalo where he readily agreed to pose for some photos.

Actor Robert Taylor who played Walt Longmire on A&E's hit TV show, 'Longmire.' - Ethan Carey Photo
Occidental Hotel in Downtown Buffalo. Wyoming - Ethan Carey Photo
Thursday nights are 'Open Mic' nights at the Occidental - Ethan Carey Photo
Main Street in Buffalo - Ethan Carey Photo

To say the least, we loved our weeklong stay in big sky country with our bunch of friends but we were happy to return to the lush greenness of Connecticut and our pontoon on Candlewood. Unfortunately 'Camp Comfort' is not a vacation getaway open to the public but the breathtaking scenery of Wyoming can be experienced by simply driving the 60 miles from Buffalo to the town of Ten Sleep on Rt.16. If you ever make it to 'Ten Sleep,' make sure to drop by 'Dirty Sally's' and check out the 'Ten Sleep Brewing Company.' Enjoy the rest of my photos.

Observation Tower 9,000 feet above sea level - Ethan Carey Photo
Cabin #3, our Camp Comfort home for the week - Ethan Carey Photo
Sunset from Camp Comfort - Ethan carey Photo

As we sadly loaded up our rental car at 6:30 am on Saturday, August 25 for the 6 hour drive to Denver, as we were making our way up the winding dirt road to the mesa, this is what greeted us when we reached the top!

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