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.
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!
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…