I happened to be in Salt Lake City in September 2013 and realized I was only 5 hrs away from Yellowstone National Park, a place on my “bucket list”. So I rented a car (a first), drove alone to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and rented a small room for 2 nights.
On the way there, my phone’s talking GPS took me into Idaho then through some very tiny towns crossing into Wyoming. Along the way, the signal was completely lost. Thank God I had a paper map with me, but I really had no idea where I was, so it was pretty tricky!
(On the way home, I took a more scenic route and used MAP only.)
This is where I had breakfast both mornings in Jackson Hole. Lotus Cafe. I didn’t spend a whole lot of time in Grand Teton National
I didn’t spend a whole lot of time in Grand Teton National Park, but here are some pictures I took:
I spent one entire day in Yellowstone. WOW! Hot water everywhere, boiling white mud, roaming buffalo. Here are some photos I took:
So glad I went!! And here are some pictures from the drive back to Jackson Hole:
Inside Shenandoah National Park, the Skyland area has the highest points in the park. I stayed overnight at this Skyland Lodge and spent a day hiking on the area trails. They have horseback riding for those who would enjoy. The restaurant served oatmeal made with whole oats and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds that I was able to eat on the restaurant patio with amazing views.
Another Fall hiking pleasure – happening upon a wild apple tree. I found this one in a Virginia State Park:
Fall is such a great time to get out and do some walking and hiking. These photos are from some of my Fall hikes.
Okay, that one (above) was more of a picnic. I made apple pie from scratch and brought it into the mountains overlooking the Shenandoah Valley just off the Blue Ridge Parkway here in Virginia. Solo picnic, so serene. Then, I did walk some trails.