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Trip: U S A

There are [47] stories from my trip: U S A

Gallery: East Glacier Park

USA | Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

East Glacier Park
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Gallery: Seattle to East Glacier Park

USA | Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Train trip to East Glacier Park
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East Glacier Park - Montana

USA | Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Views [769] | Comments [1]

After travelling for an hour up the coast, we then went inland back into the mountains. More pine forests, but with firs and aspens this time. A very scenic journey, but it wasn't long before we were asleep again. 24 th Sunday Up in time to see the ... Read more >


USA | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Views [736]

To Seattle  22 nd Friday We missed a bit of the scenery up to Seattle, since it was night, however Carol was up with the sparrows (which have been surprisingly absent) to be greeted with pine forests and snow capped mountains in the background. Kent ... Read more >

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Gallery: Seattle

USA | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Sacramento to Seattle

USA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Train trip to Seattle
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Gallery: Sacramento

USA | Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Sacramento - 20th & 21st

USA | Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | Views [575] | Comments [1]

20 th Wednesday All day spent on the train, arriving at Sacramento at around 7pm. Not the nicest way to sleep, easier if you have two seats to spread over. We spent most of the day sleeping on and off while watching the scenery. Nevada was fairly ... Read more >

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Gallery: SLC to Sacramento

USA | Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

train trip to Sacramento
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Gallery: Yellowstone

USA | Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Yellowstone National Park - Sunday 17th - Tuesday 19th

USA | Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | Views [560] | Comments [2]

We did a tour of Yellowstone Park as it is really huge and there would be no other way of seeing things there. The shuttle picked us up at the Madison at 9am and we headed off to the Park. Our first reactions were disappointment as it just seemed like ... Read more >

Gallery: Rocky Mountains

USA | Saturday, 16 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Denver to SLC
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Denver to Salt Lake City - a Rocky Mountain ride

USA | Saturday, 16 Aug 2008 | Views [658] | Comments [1]

Up at 5.30am, coffee! Elaine drove us to Denver, still raining. Train late, could have slept in! It arrived finally at 9.15am and left around 9.45 (supposed to be 8.05am). With the cloud and rain we didn't get a great look at the eastern side of the ... Read more >

One day in Denver

USA | Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | Views [941]

  Today Kent got to meet the rest of the family and for me it was just great seeing everyone again! Belinda (oldest), Haley and boyfriend Brian, Glen (youngest) and Julie (Dawn's youngest). Last night the weather held off but today it was like we were ... Read more >

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Gallery: Denver

USA | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Elaine & family
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From Flagstaff to Fort Collins

USA | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Views [576]

14th August - we are on the train to Raton where we will change to a connecting coach or possibly Greyhound Bus that will take us to Denver where Elaine (Carol's sister) will meet us. We have great seats with plenty of room for our packs which are ... Read more >

Gallery: The Grand Canyon

USA | Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

The Grand Canyon
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LV to the Grand Canyon (first day of train trip)

USA | Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | Views [842]

Shirley took us to the Las Vegas airport at 9 to catch the 10pm Amtrak coach to Kingman (google it). Sounds simple? Noone knew where the coach left from, noone knew Amtrak even has coaches, it took a while but we found it, on Level Zero if you ever ... Read more >

Tags: flagstaff, grand canyon, kingman, raton, train

Las Vegas

USA | Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Views [1225] | Comments [3]

On Friday we headed in early to catch the bus to Las Vegas. A ropey old bus arrived and everyone raced for it, we were at the end of the line. Luckily the bus was full before we got on so they had to order another one to come. The second bus was much ... Read more >

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Gallery: USA - Las Vegas

USA | Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Las Vegas
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Gallery: USA - LA

USA | Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Los Angeles
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Los Angeles - arrival

USA | Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | Views [872]

We left NZ at 9.30pm on the 5th of August and arrived in Los Angeles at 2.30pm on the afternoon of the 5th, amazing, we are now time travellers! We, with our big backpacks, small front packs a carrybag and two boxes of chocolates from Lyall for friends, ... Read more >

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