After Orlando, I flew to Chicago and joined up with a small group tour – a camping road trip that ran from Chicago to San Francisco. Along the way we stopped to visit such wondrous attractions as the world’s only corn palace.
In South Dakota we visited 1880 town where things ended badly.
We visited the Badlands.
The Crazy Horse Memorial is much bigger than the Mt. Rushmore memorial. It has been under construction for more than 60 years and still isn’t close to being finished.
In Wyoming we visited the Devil’s Tower, which you might recognise from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Doing my part to prevent forest fires.
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Teton National Park
This is what happens when I’m put in charge of getting dessert.
Antler Arch in Jackson
Salt plains in Utah
Yosemite National Park
After the tour ended, I went to the wedding of some friends and then went up to Seattle. The Chihuly Museum has some amazing glass sculptures.
I also visited the EMP Museum which has lots of music displays and science fiction displays.
Swords from The Princess Bride and Highlander movies.
I finished the trip by visiting friends in Spokane. The weather was really nice for wandering around Manito Park.