2009 American Trip In Summary – 5 Things

Thursday, 27 August 2009 by

Mel’s five favourites: ROADS: Going to The Sun Road – Glacier National Park Montana Beartooth Highway – North east entrance to Yellowstone The highways heading east and west out of Cody Wyoming Highway 2 from Spokane Washington to Glacier National Park Montana Needles Highway South Dakota SIGHTS: Custer’s Last Stand Battlefield Montana Glacier National Park

Washington State

Wednesday, 26 August 2009 by

A bit of local knowledge brought us the surprise of our trip – about 60 Klms south of the Grand Coulee, something we had not found in any of our research – The Dry Falls. During the last Ice Age about 14,000 years ago a waterfall, the largest ever known – apparently it would have

Heading west again we made a small detour south to visit Mammoth Hot Spring, the northern most part of Yellowstone National Park. Mammoth Hot Springs is one of the world’s best example of travertine-depositing hot springs. Like the rest of Yellowstone it didn’t disappoint. It also meant that we had visited Yellowstone by all 5

Deadwood, a town which in the 1800s was known for its lawlessness and was a frontier Gold town. Deadwood is now the resting place of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickcock. A visit to the No 10 Saloon where Wild Bill Hickcock was shot is a must. We stayed in the historic Franklin Hotel which

The Tetons and Yellowstone

Monday, 17 August 2009 by

Well where to begin, we have been pretty busy and have not had very good wireless connectivity, It is Sunday morning and we are having a veg morning to catch up on emails, we apologize for not sending an email earlier, We reluctantly left Glacier National Park – the beauty was just astounding. We travelled

Three hours riding south we arrived in the twin cities of St Paul / Minnesota for a day’s visit including St Paul Harley Davidson from where we have bought a lot of our accessories and clothing via mail order. We also visited the Mall of America, Chris was in seventh heaven, this Mall is the

Your mission should you choose to accept is to locate Longville on a map of the USA. Some clues – Population 180, located in Minnesota on Girl Lake about midway between the North Dakota border and Duluth on Lake Superior. Final clue, it is the turtle racing capitol of the world, and yes there is

The Going To The Sun Road

Monday, 27 July 2009 by

Well two days ago as I stood astride the continental divide (see photo) facing north I realized that if I had a pee and quickly went from west to east all the left side would go via various creeks & rivers into the Columbia and out into the Pacific while on my right would flow

Saturday 25 July – we spent a veg morning — just hanging out in our lovely little area, by the creek, near our room. In the afternoon we went on a 5 hour wildlife tour in one of the famous “Going to the Sun” red buses- this was terrific the tour guide was very knowledgeable

Wednesday 22 July –  we were at Whitefish one of the towns bordering Glacier National Park.  It was a trendy sought of town and by the looks of the housing lots and lots of money in the area. We went up to Big Mountain which in winter is a ski resort and in summer they