Working our way east, to take care of some business (those pesky health things that just don’t go away) we rushed through most of the entire west-to-mid-west. we ticked five (yes FIVE National Parks off our list in under two weeks (can you say exhausted) and stopped in at some tourist-trappy gems like Wall Drug and the Corn Palace along the way.
We somehow even had the timing gods lined up so perfectly that we were in Sturgis, SD just in time for what Sturgis is famous for.
We saw amazing things, breathtaking things that I will never forget. The herd of bison that we found ourselves in the middle of as they crossed the road in Yellowstone. The sun setting on the Grand Tetons. A forest fire up in the hills at dusk outside of Cody, WY.
Badlands National Park.
The Oregon Coast. Olympic National Park where we hung out with this beautiful creature for about 15 minutes.
Glacier National Park….Rainier.
And during the long, straight road through the midwest, this:
miles and miles and miles of sunflowers. “stop!! I need to get out!!”
cars and trucks speeding by on I-90 watching the crazy lady with the camera take a billion photos of the sunflowers.
I mean, how could I not? just look at all of them!
For an updated look at where we’ve been…. we have a map for that.
thanks, as always, for reading…more to follow :)
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