(And Nebraska… and South Dakota…) A lot of amazing scenery, littered with a lot of tourist traps. :-) But that’s okay. We had a wonderful time, seeing the kitschy and the captivating alike. (Sorry for no music–my headphones made a great soundtrack… but I’m having tech issues today. Listen to some of the more decadent Beck, Weezer, and Rufus Wainwright while you watch for a decent approximation.)
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My top three for the whole trip?
1) Our float trip down the Snake River at the base of the Grand Tetons. Be still my heart. I’m pretty sure we’ve decided to retire there (if we can’t find work there sooner).
2) The Buffalo Bill Historical Center, where I spent most of the time in the art wing. I always thought I didn’t care for Western Art–but there were so many stunning sculptures and modern pieces–a wonderful mix–and I fell in love. I didn’t include pictures in my slideshow because my pics don’t do the pieces justice.
3) Crazy Horse. A fascinating story and quite the undertaking.
Yellowstone probably should be in my top 3, but we just didn’t get quite enough time there. If I’d been able to do some more hiking/trail-walking and photography, then I’m sure it would at least be #2 for me. It didn’t help that the time we *did* get to spend there was during a 3 hour broken-down-bus delay. We waited three hours to move 17 miles. Not the best experience. At least we were stuck at Old Faithful. We got to see it erupt twice!
Finally, a shoutout to Marilyn from NW–we had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go again. :-) Thanks for your insight before we left, and I hope these pics bring back pleasant memories from your trip, as well!