Road Trip Out West: Yellowstone and Beartooth Highway

Yesterday we thought that the park would be super busy considering it was the day after the holiday, so we decided to take the road east across Yellowstone through Lamar Valley and out into Wyoming and onto Beartooth Highway. We encountered very little traffic and we started around 9:30am. We stopped briefly to view this gorgeous waterfall. On our way to view the petrified tree, … Continue reading Road Trip Out West: Yellowstone and Beartooth Highway

Road Trip Out West: Yellowstone National Park-Day 1

Driving through Yellowstone on the Fourth of July may have not been our smartest move, but we started out early and was able to see quite a bit of the park. We are staying in Gardiner, MT and therefore are right next to the North Entrance. After checking out a couple of elk hanging out by the inn, we stopped at Mammoth Springs. It was … Continue reading Road Trip Out West: Yellowstone National Park-Day 1

Road Trip Out West: Kalispell, Glacier National Park, MT

We arrived in northwestern Montana during a cold snap. The highs each day have not reached 60 degrees. Since we are coming from Florida, this was a welcome change. I was excited to be able to wear pants and sweatshirts for a few days. Our first full day in town we decided to drive out to Glacier National Park. The weather forecast said it would … Continue reading Road Trip Out West: Kalispell, Glacier National Park, MT

Road Trip Out West: Rapid City, ND (and surrounding area)

On our way to Rapid City, we drove through Badlands National Park. Before you get to the park, you go by a place that advertises feeding the prairie dogs. Although we did not buy any peanuts to give them, we saw plenty of prairie dogs and were able to get very close to them for pictures. They are absolutely adorable. Our drive through the Badlands … Continue reading Road Trip Out West: Rapid City, ND (and surrounding area)

Road Trip out West: Slow and Steady through 12 states

We finally got ourselves together and made a plan for our trip out west with Montana as our main destination. We left right before COVID exploded in numbers in Florida. We drove through Florida and Georgia and spent our first night in Chattanooga, a town I enjoyed from our last trip. The next morning we drove through Tennessee, part of Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri. We … Continue reading Road Trip out West: Slow and Steady through 12 states