3 Days on the Road east of Yellowstone

We left Yellowstone National Park at the East Entrance near the Wyoming town of Cody.  We were excited to see Buffalo Bill’s Western town as we had visited his birthplace in LaClaire, Iowa and learned so much about him at the Buffalo Bill Museum.  He was an American Soldier, a Pony Express Rider, a bison…

Day 3 at Yellowstone National Park

Today was our last day at Yellowstone National Park.  We had such an exciting drive from Old Faithful Lodge along Yellowstone Lake to the East Entrance.  Just as the sun came up we saw this female elk.  It’s amazing that these wild animals come right along the side of the road and don’t dart away when…

Day 2 at Yellowstone National Park

On our second day at Yellowstone we headed out to the Lamar Valley.  This valley in the North Eastern part of the park is home to wolves, bison, and elk.  We hadn’t gone but a few miles before we saw our first elk.  The elk were all over the lawns of the Historic Fort Yellowstone…

First Day in Yellowstone

Yellowstone is a very large national park; to be exact it is 2,221,766 acres.  At 3,472 square miles, that makes it larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Yellowstone was our first National Park, established in 1872. Here is the famous Arch that stands at the park’s North Entrance.  Theodore Roosevelt actually laid the cornerstone of this arch….

Grand Teton – Day Two

Our destination this morning was Jenny Lake.  Because we were up very early, we caught the first sun on the mountain. We arrived in the Jenny Lake parking lot at 7:00 AM and hardly anyone was there which was exactly what we were hoping for.  I loved this picture of Jenny Lake with the Teton…

Grand Teton National Park

It was a long 7 1/2 drive from RMNP to Grand Teton National Park but a beautiful day with amazing scenery.   We stayed overnight in Lander, WO so that we would only have a couple of hours drive the next morning before arriving in the Park.   Lander is next door to  the Wind…

Rocky Mountain National Park

Did you know that you must purchase a ticket with a time to enter Rocky Mountain National Park now due to Covid 19 mandates?  Luckily we discovered this about a month before our trip to the park.   But just a few days before we flew out to Colorado our plans shifted a little and…

Attractions we Visited near Colorado Springs

This morning William and I left our hotel in Canon City for Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.  The Bridge crosses the gorge 955 feet above the Arkansas River and is one of the highest bridges in the world. We both were very excited to walk across the bridge and peer down at the river below. There are…

Garden of the Gods

William and I sat out today for a grand adventure.  We flew into Denver, CO and hit the road at about 3:00 this afternoon.  Our goal was to visit Royal Gorge Bridge before heading north to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Just a little more than an hours drive from the Denver Airport…

Minnesota’s North Shore – Lake Superior

William and I flew into Minneapolis, picked up our rental car and headed North East toward Lake Superior.  On the way, we passed a sign that boasted of Minnesota’s best onion rings and so we thought a stop at Norman’s Quack’s to verify if the sign was correct was quite necessary.  We could not believe…