Chasing the Weather….
Touring the West over the past three months seeing our country’s landscapes, wildlife, and cultures has been a magical and memorable journey to date. On-the-go most days, whether to a national park, or cruising a scenic byway, or hiking a lake or mountain, or spending a day in a town or at an event, or just meeting new people, by the time we got back to our RV, most times I was too exhausted to flip open the laptop. The slow internet access at times really didn’t help!
I should have known I’d have a hard time keeping up with my blog to share our journey. What was I thinking??
So to diminish being overwhelmed with all my photos (there are so many!), I thought I’d start by sharing a quick summary to date of where we’ve been and what we’ve seen. I’ll do individual posts later on my favorites.
So……Since the beginning of June, we’ve been through:
5 National Parks
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming
(yes, that’s snow on the mountains in July!)
Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
4 National Monuments
El Morro National Monument, New Mexico
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, New Mexico
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
As well as Lake Powell, Navajo Bridge, Horseshoe Bend, several dams & lakes, numerous National Forests and Memorials, every scenic byway we could cruise, numerous ‘famous’ towns (Sturgis, Deadwood, Cody, Jackson), couple rodeos, motocross pro-series (had never been to one before!), and even a concert to see comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias at the Montana State Fair.
Lake Powell, Arizona/Utah
Lake Powell Boat Tour through Navajo Canyon, Arizona
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota