AWOL

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.

I’ve put a few pictures up at my photoblog – some of my favourites are of a bald eagle, a chipmunk and a thermal pool.

2 Responses to AWOL

  1. Steph says:

    Wow, it sounds like you went on quite the adventure! I always wondered what it would be like to go exploring around those parts of the country, especially Yellowstone. I was supposed to go there on a road-trip with my grandma when I was nine, but unfortunately we never got around to doing that :\

    Anyway, judging from your pictures, everything looks so gorgeous and relaxing! It’s definitely a nice change of pace from city life.

    • Sarah says:

      Aw, you should still try to go there! Even if you just have a road trip round Yellowstone, it’s definitely worth it. I don’t think there’s anywhere like it – it’s amazing.

      Yeah it was a nice change from being in a town or city. Sometimes we were over 100 miles away from any kind of town and I think Denver was the only city we went to. ^^