Our World: On the Road Again

The route of our trip out west in September.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

As you’ve probably imagined, Betsy and I were on the road over the past couple of weeks.  We had a fabulous trip out west, and I want to share an overview of our 5,455 mile adventure.  The image above shows our trip on Google Earth.

We reached this Welcome Center in Colorado on September 13, 2012.

Our first major destination was Colorado Springs, where we visited Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods, and the Royal Gorge.  We also met with blog friends Sally and Jim.

Betsy at the Continental Divide at Milner Pass, Rocky Mountains National Park. September 17, 2012.

We then went on to the Rocky Mountain National Park, where we were able to drive the Old Fall River Road which had been closed by snow when we visited last year.  We also visited areas of the park that we didn’t get to last time.

Beehive Geyser, Yellowstone National Park. September 21, 2012.

Then it was off to Yellowstone.  We got to visit many sections of the park, and would be hard pressed to name a favorite area.  But in spite of all that we saw, we left many things unseen so we would have a good excuse to go back.  We also met blog friends Linda and Doug while at Yellowstone.

Betsy at Mount Rushmore. September 25, 2012.

We started home by way of Rapid City, South Dakota, where we visited Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park.

It was a marvelous trip, and I’m sure I’ll have much more to share in the days ahead as I work through some of the 2,000 pictures I took!

Click HERE to check on Betsy’s summary of our trip.  Her pictures are completely different.

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26 Responses to “Our World: On the Road Again”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    2,000 photos!!! Wow! I’d have to have a bigger computer to hold them. AND, 5,455 miles would probably require a new butt. Mine would be permanently numb.

  2. diane Says:

    Welcome home. You have made a long trip and I appreciate the map. The geyser is magic.

  3. Sartenada Says:

    My hat off George. Normally when we visit by our car in Germany, we drive only from 2500km / 1553 miles to 3500km / 1406 miles and that in 10 days.

    We love to stay in one place few days. From there to make short trips. Last summer when I was photographing Poor-man statues, I drove in three days 1686km / 1112 miles. Those roads which I drove were village roads and many of them sand roads.

    Welcome to home and tell more about Your great car trip.

  4. busy bee suz Says:

    You only took 2000 pictures?? George you are slacking. LOL!!
    We loved Garden of the Gods too!

  5. Linda Says:

    This is a good summary of your trip, George, but it’s just a teaser. We want to see more photos from each of the places you visited. It was such a pleasure for Doug and me to meet the two of you. I’m looking forward to future posts with more of the details of your western adventure.

  6. MadSnapper Says:

    welcome home, this was quite a trip even for you two travelers.

  7. The Incredible Woody Says:

    What an amazing trip!!

  8. Łucja-Maria Says:

    Hello George!
    I am glad that Betsy and you already are.
    Amazing photos of its 2000!
    Beautiful photos and scenery.
    We will admire.
    I send greetings to Betsy and for you.
    Lucia

  9. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    So good to see you back!! Looks like a wonderful trip! They’re some of my favorite places and such fun to visit them again through your captures!! Looking forward to more!! Have a great week, Georgel!!

  10. Happyone Says:

    Welcome back. Looks like a wonderful vacation and that you had a great time.

  11. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Glad you had a great trip. Welcome back.

  12. Larry Says:

    You guys should have a month or so worth of blog material.

  13. rhiebert Says:

    2000 pictures,wow!! I can imagine that each one is beautiful.

  14. Colin (HB) Says:

    Thanks for the map – saves me heaps of time, trying to map out the trip with my trusty US atlas – from the dates given on Betsy’s fine initial report. The photos so far shown are breath taking in beauty and detail – well done. Looks like you covered 9 states in the trip, not bad going, eh?
    Have fun sorting out from the dual 5,000 odd photos taken for more reports, I am glad it is you,two, and not me – ha ha!
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: I will still be able to follow your blog when I am south for almost a month.

  15. Neal Says:

    Sounds like you guys had a great time. I am anxious to see your pictures.

  16. ladyfi Says:

    That is some journey! Love the shot of the geyser. Sounds like a great trip.

  17. Linda G. Says:

    Welcome home! What a great trip you had! One day I hope Bob and I can make a trip (or two) out west!

  18. Judy Says:

    Glad you had a good time!! Looking forward to more photos!!

  19. maryBeth Says:

    Oh what fun it looks like you had. You saw so many amazing places and took so many wonderful pictures. ain’t it glorious.
    Glad you are back home safe and sound. That is a lot of driving.

    BTW: your Blue Moon pics a excellent. MB

  20. ZielonaMila Says:

    Wonderful expedition, I am waiting for next wonderful photographs from this trip. I am greeting

  21. alskamom Says:

    Looks like you and Betsy had a wonderful time George! Your photos are great, as are Betsy’s. I can’t wait to see more. Welcome back!

  22. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Wow the miles! You saw a lot. Can’t wait to hear even more about it. I’m out there above that arrowhead in the sunflower state.

  23. Rose Says:

    I am sure there are hundreds more beautiful photos to share…and I will enjoy seeing all of them.

  24. Carletta Says:

    Welcome back George! Glad you made it there and back safely.
    You guys are going to fill up your computer space with photos. 🙂
    Love the geyser!
    Looking forward to seeing more.

  25. Betsy Adams Says:

    I love seeing our route for the entire trip…. Neat, huh??? Can’t believe we did all of that in just a little over 2 weeks.
    Love you,
    Wifey

  26. dayphoto Says:

    Lucky you. We didn’t get to see the beehive go off! Saw Old Faithful three times, though!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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