Season Update — Utah, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota

Wow, it’s been something like three months since we’ve updated the blog!  We’re just not good at this blogging thing.  Between work and play, there’s just not much time left for documenting it.  (By the way, if you’ve got Instagram, we do update that quite frequently. We’re “the_ls_calypso” on there).

We just had two days of fall weather, officially after Labor Day.  Time to summarize everything else that has happened since Spring.

We spent time in Salt Lake City, where we had some of the best food of the trip so far — not what we expected.  Amazing mole at the Red Iguana, which was just down the street from the KOA we stayed at. And one of the most tasty, beautiful and memorable prix fixed meals we’ve ever had at Forage (for about half the price a meal like that would have cost in the SF Bay Area). I still think about that egg custard. My God.

Then we went up to Bear Lake State Park, UT, as a sort of halfway-point to our next destination, and had a lovely time there.  Campsite with a view of the lake. So quiet.

Sunset at Bear Lake, Utah

Elk Statue on the top deck of the Virginian Lodge (we were in the RV park in the back)

After that, we stayed in Jackson Hole, WY. A nice stop, but a little chi-chi and touristy —  even for me.  Had another great meal there, and enjoyed the stay, but nothing too memorable.

Then onto some of America’s treasures— the whole chain of national parks that goes North from Wyoming through Montana, all the way up into Canada.  Starting with the Grand Tetons, then Yellowstone, and Glacier.  All three were gorgeous — from the scenery to the wildlife.  Though Yellowstone’s the main attraction, I think we were even more impressed with the Grand Tetons and Glacier.  Grand tetons is where we got the kayaking bug.  We just got a roof rack installed, and have a deposit down for two kayaks that are waiting for us in Duluth, MN!

Wildflowers near Jenny Lake

Pristine waters in the Grand Tetons

Microorganisms color the waters in Yellowstone

The lodge near Old Faithful — better than the Swiss Family Robinson house at Disneyland (that's now "Tarzan's House")

Otherworldly landscapes at Yellowstone

Sunset over farmland from our campsite in Bozeman, MT

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

After Glacier, we made the very long and isolated drive across Eastern Montana to Miles City.  There’s not much to say about Miles City.  Another long drive from Miles City took us to Custer, South Dakota.  We stayed the weekend at the State Park, which was large enough and had enough features that it seemed like a National Park.  We couldn’t stay longer due to lack of 3G receptions.  Where we moved to deserves its own post, so I’ll leave that for next post…

Someone had built a tiny “cabin” at our Custer State Park campsite. Byron took right to it.

Badger Clark, Poet Laureate’s, cabin (“Badger Hole”) in Custer State Park

Crazy Horse. Four Mount Rushmores could fit inside his head (which it still the only part finished).

4 Comments

4 Responses to Season Update — Utah, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota

  1. nikki wynn
    September 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm :

    Hello there! We are fellow road travlers and I just found your site. Blogging takes a lot of time and seems like you can get behind quick! Great pics and fun blog, looking forward to following your adventures.

  2. Kerri
    September 16, 2012 at 2:54 am :

    Hi Nikki. Always great to discover new travelers. I just checked out your site — looks like you guys are having loads of fun too! Congrats! And, great job on keeping up with it — yes, especially once you fall behind, it seems like such an enormous task to catch back up! Hence the three-month summary in a couple of paragraphs…

  3. Tiffani
    September 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm :

    Hi there! I was looking up some things on the Grand Tetons and found you! I love your site (and your dog, and your company) — and generally I just like meeting new folks doing similar things. Hope to read more about your adventures soon, and thank you so much for linking to our site — we’ll return the favor. Travel safe!

    • Kerri
      October 6, 2012 at 1:40 am :

      Hi Tiffani! Yep, I’m quite familiar with your journeys (thought not very up-to-date). Hope we cross paths some day. I’ll have to see if you wound up in the Tetons yet. My parents were there when they were completely covered by forest fire smoke, so hopefully it is/was clear when you are/were there!

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