Blogs from Wyoming, United States, North America


Such an amazing morning. Took a two hour drive to Wyoming to visit Devil’s Tower. I have always been a fan of Stephen Spielburg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind And wanted to go there. To be able to be up close and personal with the monument, hike 1.6 miles around the whole base, see people climbing up to the summit and smell the Ponderosa pines was a dream come true. We learned so many interesting things. Devil’s Tower started out as a magma plug in a volcano that never erupted. As it cooled inside the chamber, long columns formed around the edges. The whole structure was covered by land mud and slit over the following millions of years, and then through erosion by winds and water emerged as what is seen today. The Native Americans ... read more

North America » United States » Wyoming August 13th 2022

WOW what an incredible week! I was camped out for 3 days and 2 nights trying to get Road to the Sun tickets and finally got them. I arrived at Glacier National Park at 5:40 a.m. to beat the traffic of RV'ers. GNP did not let my hard work and efforts down. Large mountains, clear lakes, abundant wildlife and spectacular views in every directions. I pulled over countless times to enjoy the views, breath the fresh air and take lots of pictures. The colorful rocks of Lake McDonald are about equal if not a bit less brilliant than those found at Flathead Lake. Still amazing though. I was sure to stop off and enjoy some of the hiking trails that were between 1-3 miles each. On one of them I heard some rustling in the bushes. ... read more
Bear encounter
Classic photo opp

North America » United States » Wyoming » Rawlins August 8th 2022

8th August, 2022 I was really sad to leave Jackson this morning. We had breakfast before hitting the road about 8:30. It was a much nicer start to the day and, as we had to drive past the Grand Tetons again, we were lucky enough to get some photos. It was a pretty boring drive as there wasn‘t a lot to look at for most of the time. I had hoped to stop at the Wind River Indian Reservation but we couldn’t find it and the GPS couldn’t either. There was no signage along the roads so we can only assume it has closed down. While we were searching for it, we found some deer who were along side the road and didn’t seem all that concerned about us. Except for one lookout over the valley ... read more

North America » United States » Wyoming » Jackson August 7th 2022

7th August, 2022 Alarm went off at 6:30 and we were on the road by 7:00. The day started out very foggy and drizzly and we were keeping our fingers crossed that it would clear up. It was a pretty long drive because we weren’t able to see very much. We arrived at Yellowstone approx 8:00 and the day was starting to clear up in patches. We kept our eyes peeled for bears and bison but they weren’t being very co-operative. After the flooding in June, there was a lot of damage to the roads so there was lots of roadworks everywhere. We managed to make it up to 8391 feet above sea level and couldn’t see anything because the trees were too tall. There was lots of little water holes with flowering water plants which ... read more

North America » United States » Wyoming » Jackson August 6th 2022

6th August, 2022 We had a slow start this morning as it was only a couple hours drive today. Loaded up on a free breakfast and then long hot showers before we checked out just before 10am. Went to fill up and noticed the temp light on the car was showing so we had a look under the bonnet and the car hire had given us the car with no bloody coolant in the engine. SHIT! We called the rental company who said they would replace the car but had no one to come get us and the car for at least a couple of hours, so I said to hell with it, I am driving to the outlet and getting another car. The desk man, Jerry, was so nice and apologetic. We knew it wasn’t ... read more

North America » United States » Wyoming » Cheyenne July 17th 2022

When Susan and considered that Cheyenne was only some 45 miles from Fort Collins we decided we should make an impromptu visit. We didn’t think we would have occasion to be this near again. So off we went to Wyoming on Sunday morning. I-25 north from Fort Collins is a quick trip. The speed limit is 75 mph and everyone is doing 80 plus. On the hills along the Interstate appeared several bison cutouts. I leaned they were to disguise cell phone towers. Very clever. Over the state line, we naturally stopped at the Wyoming Welcome Center. This turned out to be an extraordinary one. It has a miniature museum inside to introduce the state to visitors. Displays begin with the numerous fossil discoveries made in the state. A full size replica of “Dee” the Mammoth’s ... read more
Southwest Wyoming Welcome Center
Plains Indian Tipi

North America » United States » Wyoming » Jackson Hole March 19th 2022

March Madness in Jackson Wy by Duchess DJ Love Gallivanting Like a Royal The mountain is calling… so off to Jackson Hole Wyoming for some, snowy good, fun this weekend. For a gal who doesn’t ski, this adventure will surely be interesting to say the least. However, I’m game, bring it! As always, my blogs include some love. Like attracts Like. Things of Interest: Jackson Playhouse, National Elk Refuge Sleigh Ride, Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures, Teton Village, Snow King Mountain: King Tubes, Cowboy Coaster and Scenic Gondola NOTE: The collage photos are for consolidation purposes in this blog, but in my eBook, Exploring the Greater Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, all photos are presented individually along with the collage. Day 1: Friday March19, 2021 - Ft. Worth to Jackson Wy I’m so excited about my ... read more
Let's ride to the top
Mountain Top View
Jackson Playhouse Show read more

North America » United States » Wyoming November 26th 2021

JOHNNY'S JOURNEYS: SOUTH DAKOTA and WYOMING 2021 September 1, 2021 (Wednesday) Hurricane Ida slammed the Gulf Coast a few days ago. Winds approached 150 mph when it hit Louisiana on Sunday. Our Monday flight on American Airlines was canceled. So, two days late, we are flying out of Mobile around 4:10 p.m. I made a taxi appointment yesterday with Z-Trip for 2:00. A no-show at 2:05, so I called. Another no-show at 2:22, so I called. Again, a no-show at 2:42. The reply was “I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but we don't have any available drivers this afternoon”. WHAT????????? So, I canceled the appointment and drove our car to the airport. It will cost $120 to park there for 14+ days. Our flight to Dallas-Ft. Worth was on time. I was surprised that we were not ... read more

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