A fantastic road trip

Trip Start Jul 06, 2014
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Trip End Aug 01, 2014


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Friday, August 1, 2014

Almost home.

RECAP
Days: 27
Miles: 6,790
States: 18
(Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut)
National Parks and Monuments: 7
(Jefferson National Expansion Memorial - the Arch, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park)
Other: Sawtooth National Forest and Sawtooth National Recreation Area (Idaho), Buffalo Gap National Grassland (South Dakota)
Wildlife: Elk, Yellow-bellied marmot, antelope, moose, mountain bluebird, deer, otter, water snake, buffalo, bears (grizzly?), golden-mantled ground squirrel, least chipmunks, dusky grouse, bunnies, Somali Wild Ass (in the Denver Zoo)
Ballparks : 3 major league (Busch Stadium St. Louis, Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Wrigley Field Chicago; 1 minor league (Akron Rubber Ducks)
Museums : 3 baseball museums (Cooperstown National Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame, Negro League Baseball Museum, National Ballpark Museum), Prairie Museum, World War I Memorial

On or in the water
Gilbert Lake, Niagara Falls, hotel pools and water slides, Great Salt Lake, Ketchum YMCA, Salmon River rafting, boat box hot spring, Jenny Lake boat ride, many gorgeous rivers and waterfalls
 
Favorite Foods 
Gates Barbecue, red velvet fudge from Hammond Candies, SmashBurger, RubySnap cookies, raw n' cooked s'more, golden s'mores, dinner at Linger

Favorite Activities
Niagara Falls/Maid of the Mist
Rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho
Soaking in hot springs
Floating in the Great Salt Lake
Watching the Who's on First routine by Abbott and Costello
Hotel water slides
Finding our 50th state license plate (Hawaii) in SLC
Saying "Somali Wild Ass"
Spending time with our family, and with family and friends

The road warriors are home!
Slideshow Report as Spam

Comments

Ellie on

Amazing trip, Holland-Galins! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us, and welcome home! Love to all!

Peg/Nana on

I couldn't have enjoyed your blog more! You made the trip come alive, sharing the highlights, great photos, and touching comments. Have always loved the words from Oh Shenandoah! A trip of a lifetime with your wonderful family.

Love you all!

Dad on

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your trip. It has been great fun to be with you all the way. And especially thankful that it all apparently went with no (serious) mishaps. Love you all!

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