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Vacation Day 16:  My Butt's Killing Me

Vacation Day 16: My Butt’s Killing Me

I’ve been slow at posting for a while but it’s time to wrap up the vacation posts finally.  There isn’t much to say about this, our last day.  I knew going into this day that we had a lot of driving ahead of us with only minor distractions to break up the monotony.  We left […]

Vacation Day 15: The Kansas WHAT?

Vacation Day 15: The Kansas WHAT?

Before we left on our trip we searched for things to do in Kansas.  We found information on the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas.  The Cosmosphere is a space museum and restoration facility.  It has loads of activities for both children and adults.  There is an IMAX theater and a planetarium as well.  If you’re […]

Vacation Day 13 & 14: An Alarming Experience

Vacation Day 13 & 14: An Alarming Experience

We departed Steamboat Springs this morning and began the drive back over the Rockies.  Most of this leg of the journey is through Rocky Mountain National Park.  The park is typically a gorgeous, scenic drive, however, the weather today was awful.  It started raining just as we finished taking the obligatory picture in front of […]

Vacation Day 11 & 12: Up, Down, Up, Down

Vacation Day 11 & 12: Up, Down, Up, Down

We left Yellowstone this morning, and headed south through the Grand Tetons.  We wanted to get all the way down to Rock Springs, Wyoming, so that we could travel through Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area the next morning.  The trip down was a very pretty drive.  This day, and many of the days left on […]

Vacation Day 10: Back In Action

Vacation Day 10: Back In Action

Before we went to bed last night, we decided that we would extend our vacation an extra day in order to spend more time in Yellowstone.  This morning we made a beeline right on over to the campground registration booth to see if we could stay another night at Grant Village.  We were in luck […]

Vacation Day 9: Victory Snatched From The Jaws Of Defeat (Sort Of)

Vacation Day 9: Victory Snatched From The Jaws Of Defeat (Sort Of)

We got up early this morning and rolled on down to the Tire Iron with 10 minutes to spare.  Mike got to work checking things out and Chuck made a bunch of calls to a transmission expert.  It was looking more and more like I might NOT need to replace the tranny.   The consensus was […]

Vacation Day 7-8: Who Wanted To See Yellowstone Anyway?

Vacation Day 7-8: Who Wanted To See Yellowstone Anyway?

This day started out just perfect and went steadily downhill from there. We ate breakfast and hit the road for a full day of sightseeing in Yellowstone.  Our campground (Fishing Bridge) is on the eastern side of the park midway up.  We were going to head to the west side and explore that region. After […]

Vacation Day 6: Over The Mountains And Through The Hills

Vacation Day 6: Over The Mountains And Through The Hills

After spending the night in Red Lodge, Montana, we set off for Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance via the Beartooth Highway.  This road is known as one of the most scenic mountain drives in the United States.  This is the same route that we took 10 years ago on our first trip through.  The Beartooth […]

Vacation Day 5: On The Road Again

Vacation Day 5: On The Road Again

Today is strictly a travel day.  We left Devils Tower and are on our way to Red Lodge, Montana.  We’ll stay here tonight and head off through the Beartooth Pass tomorrow.  The Beartooth ends up at Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance.  Today’s total mileage should be about 360.

Vacation Day 4: The Big and Little Devil

Vacation Day 4: The Big and Little Devil

We let the kids hit the swimming pool at the Mt. Rushmore KOA (Kampground Of America) this morning before we headed out.  This was the most elaborate KOA we’ve ever seen.  Once they were dried off, we packed up the kids and drove up to Deadwood. Deadwood was famous for the murder of Wild Bill […]