So I have a few valid reasons for not updating recently, including the usual working and generally being too busy to come online. But I wanted to blog about our recent two week holiday to Mid-West USA, which was fantastic!
We flew into Denver, and over the two weeks we drove up to Fort Collins, Cheyenne, Fort Laramie, Custer, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands, Rapid City, Deadwood, Devils Tower, Sheridan, Bighorn National Park, Cody, Yellowstone (East-West), Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Plains, Flaming Gorge, Vernal, Dinosaur National Park, Moab, Canyon Lands National Park, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Four Corners National Monument, Cortez, Mesa Verde, Durango, Wolf Creek Pass, Colorado Springs, Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Loveland Valley and then spent the final day shopping in Denver!
Most of the driving was on scenic highways – it was absolutely gorgeous. Our highest point was in the Rocky Mountain National Park at 12,500 feet. A few of my highlights were horse riding in the Black Hills, seeing the Cody rodeo, seeing the ground steaming and boiling in Yellowstone, being at a high altitude (our highest mountain is only just over 3,500 feet!), meeting extremely friendly people everywhere (random people would come and chat to us and welcome us), going fossil hunting, spotting wildlife.. and shopping in Targets and Wal-Marts.