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Grand Teton to Yellowstone NP

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | Views [160]

  Breakfast at 8 once again so up earlyish. Good breakfast, a great bunch of guests who shared their experiences. One couple, Californian of oriental descent and a Kiwi, lived in NZ in its summer then California in its summer, so they haven't ... Read more >


Grand Teton National Park

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | Views [190]

  So, breakfast at 8! At least this meant we got going a little earlier than usual. Our host, Natalia, a Russian emigre, produced a lovely breakfast and stayed to chat with us and the other guests, a very pleasant start to the day. The sun was ... Read more >


Salt Lake City to Grand Teton NP

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | Views [167]

Dog barking! - for a long time so we were awake! Breakfast at the B&B was served, home made waffles with strawberries and maple syrup, delicious, but as we found out later,not very filling. Never mind. On the road, fuel up and headed east, joined ... Read more >


Zion NP to Salt Lake City

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 4 Oct 2015 | Views [83]

A slight change to our plans as Ruth found a highly recommended B&B in Salt Lake City, rather than at Spanish Fork, a little further away but that would save distance tomorrow. The weather wasn't looking good, we could see heavy clouds over the mountains ... Read more >


Zion National Park

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 3 Oct 2015 | Views [126]

  We were up early as the room was quite noisy due to the ice making machine being just outside the room. Staggered across to the restaurant for breakfast - Ruth tried the Mexican meal, I stuck to granola and fruit. Mine was delicious....... ... Read more >


Grand Canyon to Zion NP

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 3 Oct 2015 | Views [128]

On the road by 9.30, north into the Grand Canyon again then East on route 64 to Cameron. We took one last look at the Canyon on the way at Grand View, still as fabulous as it was yesterday! At Cameron, we visited the Trading Post, a cornucopia of all ... Read more >


Grand Canyon 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | Views [81]

Up a little earlier today as we planned to hike a trail that gets full sun in the afternoon and becomes very hot. As it was it was 80F as we arrived at the GCNP visitor centre where we were to catch the orange route shuttle bus out to South Kaibab Trailhead.... Read more >


Grand Canyon

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | Views [118]

Our hotel was located south of the Park in Tusayan a small town full of hotels and eating places, not at all attractive, but we were only spending the night there (well, three nights actually), so could ignore the place. Up at a reasonable hour despite ... Read more >


Williams Az to the Grand Canyon

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | Views [142]

Woken by a loud blast (well several very loud blasts really) from the Grand Canyon train, we had a nice breakfast at The Lodge in Williams before setting off for the Grand Canyon. We decided to go by way of Flagstaff, so out along the Interstate 40, ... Read more >


Kingman Az to Williams Az

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | Views [193]

No breakfast available at El Trovatore so we wandered back down the hill to town and to the same diner, Mr D'z where we enjoyed blueberry pancakes with bacon. The pancakes defeated Ruth, they were huge, but I managed to finish mine. A walk was now in ... Read more >


Death Valley to Kingman Az

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | Views [178]

We decided we had done sunrises, so a more relaxed start to the day. Breakfasted, showered, packed and refuelled the car and we were on our way by 10.30. Not too bad. We drove southeast out of the Park to join highway 127 which put us firmly heading ... Read more >


Death Valley 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | Views [132]

So, another very early morning start, this time to see the sunrise at Dante's View. As yesterday the temperature before dawn was a very pleasant 70F. So a 17 mile drive, starting in the dark but gradually lightening, the sky turning a delicate shade ... Read more >


Death Valley

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | Views [177]

  Up before dawn, grabbed some coffee, quick shower and we set off for Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the USA at 282feet/85.5m below sea level. It was a very balmy 80F as we walked around the boardwalk on the salt flats, and a great big ... Read more >


Lone Pine to Death Valley NP

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | Views [154]

The Historic Dow Hotel was built in the 1920's, and has barely moved on since then, however whilst the rooms were small, it was comfortable enough. It faced Mount Whitney which, at 14,500 feet is the highest mountain in the US and it gleamed in the early ... Read more >


Photos: California

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Yosemite West to Lone Pine

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | Views [137]

Yosemite West to Lone Pine Yes, there really is a town called Lone Pine, but more of that later. Up early today as we have a fair way to go and a few places to stop at. Cleared the room, car packed and on the road by 8.15! Down the road to Yosemite ... Read more >


Yosemite NP 3 and 4

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | Views [84]

Leisurely start to the day, another beautiful cloudless day and having breakfasted we took to the road, this time to Glacier Point.   We are finding the air so dry, added to the fact that the 'bedroom' is a platform at the highest point of ... Read more >


Yosemite NP2

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 20 Sep 2015 | Views [142]

  Today we thought we would head south to Wawona, site of the first hotel built in Yosemite, in the 1890's.  A pleasant slow winding drive for about 30 minutes through the forest (the speed limit in the Park is 35mph, less in some parts) ... Read more >


Yosemite NP1

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 20 Sep 2015 | Views [162]

So, we're in Yosemite National Park and the sun is shining, we've breakfasted, the journey now forgotten.  Let's get on with our holiday.  Stepping outside we could smell the wonderful scent of the pine trees mmmm...   We took ... Read more >


Arrived safe and almost sound.......

USA | Saturday, 19 Sep 2015 | Views [92]

 Up at 6 to start our journey west.  2 hours to Heathrow (with Jack fast asleep on the back seat) in the morning rush hour but easily checked in then grabbed some breakfast.  Boarding was a breeze and we quickly settled in for our 10 and ... Read more >


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