My husband and I are masters of the Road Trip. Few things please us as much as the road ahead of us with only the vague hint of a schedule we know can change at the promise of an interesting detour.
We had only five days free last October to explore. Beyond knowing that I wanted to see Montana, we were open to anything. In that five days, we managed to cover five states, drove four thousand kilometers, and saw three of the National Parks I love so much.
Driving through Washington and Oregon, we stopped at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, as otherworldly a sight as you could ever see.
With temperatures sitting at 100°F, I was amazed to see patches of snow still held in the lava beds.
The Tetons have been on my bucket list since I first saw Ansel Adams' renowned shot of them in his Mural Project.
On our tight schedule, there was little time to stop and look around, but what we did see of them was marvellous to behold.
Those familiar with Ansel's Teton /Snake River photo will see that mine falls short of his iconic interpretation, not helped by the fact that a slow, steady fire worked a line of smoke across the base of the mountains.
me to tick off
item on my bucket list.
I waited as eagerly as
the other tourists for
Old Faithful to make
his brief but spectacular
Leaving Yellowstone, we came across the intriguing Mud Volcano Area. Not deterred by the sulphurous air, we spent time studying yet another of Mother Nature's curiosities.
Montana's Pictograph Caves made for another fascinating stop.
Of course, I took many photos, of which these are only a few.
Garnet Ghost Town, Montana
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