Okay, I admit, this was our longest trip as yet, over 3000 miles. A real test to planning and prep. We estimated this trip to take 3-4 weeks, which doesn’t sound like much, but after vacations that never last more than 1 week, this seemed to be a long one. We planned to take our time and let the weather dictate direction.
Our trip was to cover 2 National Parks during the 100th year celebration, and 1 National Monument along with visiting with friends and family. We also planned to discover parts of Idaho we had not ventured into. It was a short stay in many areas but we got the lay of the land so we can now plan to go back and discover more.
Glacier National Park and Yellowstone are often done together…and we did that too. What we didn’t plan on was seeing 9 bears, 2 moose, coyotes, grouse, a live skunk and snow….lots of it. We traveled with my brother and his wife and son through the parks and met up with friends who work in Yellowstone and could show us the back rooms of the operation. And I am sorry, but those moose were not animatronics!
We drove through Idaho, stopping in small towns, seeing a part of the Oregon Trail, and venturing up to Sun Valley. We discovered a little community in the hills above Boise and a stopped for great wine tasting in the farmlands to the west.
All in all, a great trip with lots of stories collected and interesting people met. Read more in our blog…..thanks