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Lethbridge & USA!

‘Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.’ – E. Joseph Cossman

Just when you think you’ve solved a problem another one pops up. Last week, it was John’s visa (US) and the RV’s block heater. This week it’s the RV’s batteries. It’s slowed us up, but we are still managing to move forward and we are, now, officially, in the US.

Before we left Canada, we had repairs to make, so we stopped at ‘Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump’, it’s an UNESCO world heritage site, about the Plains Indians and how they used to herd buffalo over cliffs to live through the winter.

Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

Mom, Dad and I at Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

Everyone enjoyed it and we had some delicious buffalo chilli.
In Lethbridge, Alberta, we saw the tallest and longest trellis train bridge of its kind in the world,

Lethbridge Train Trellis Bridge

Lethbridge Train Trellis Bridge

plus I went to ‘Fort Whoop Up’ which was a rebuild of an old fort of notorious reputation – the name gives a hint.

Fort Whoop Up

Fort Whoop Up

Then we headed over the border to start our first leg in the US.

US border crossing

US border crossing

Our first stop was White Sulphur Hot Springs and Mom and I tried the hot springs out and agreed – these were the best we’d ever been in. They had 3 pools ranging from 98 degrees to 105 degrees – lovely.

After our warming soak, we headed off to have a few days in Yellowstone Park.

Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone Park

We saw Mammoth Hot Springs,

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Park.

Lower Falls - Grand Canyon Yellowstone

Lower Falls – Grand Canyon Yellowstone

Gorgeous park and it was really easy to see wildlife. We saw Elk, deer, antelope, sheep, squirrels, chipmunks and tons of buffalo. We got caught in Buffalo, Elk and Bear jams – where you can’t move due to cars stopped because of animals on the road. It was awesome. The weather has been perfect and made for some great scenic photos. (Animal photos can be seen at bottom of blog)

I’ve been to Yellowstone before, but I was able to see places I’d not seen before and go through the historic gate.

Roosevelt Gate Yellowstone

Roosevelt Gate Yellowstone

Did you know Yellowstone was the first US national park?  I’m learning so much on this trip!

We, then, continued our journey east and overnight-ed in Cody to see Buffalo Bill’s museums. They even named the town after him. We’ve managed to find a campsite very near the museums – walking distance.

Buffalo Bill Museum

Buffalo Bill Museum

So, from today, we are hitting some real Wild West areas and all their cowboy stories. Everything here is on epic scale – the skies, the mountains, the tundra and the food.

Epic Landscape

Epic Landscape

Yesterday, I saw an eagle flying beside the RV – my good omen!

Hope you well! (some more epic photos below of animals)

Debx

Photos from Animals in Yellowstone:

Some photos of the epic US photos:

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0 thoughts on “Lethbridge & USA!

  1. Don and Carol

    Thoroughly enjoying your write ups Deb. Keep the emails coming.
    Great pictures too. We sure envy you guys. Don and Carol.

  2. Kevin Starns

    Sounds like you’re having an epic time! Shame you’re not going to be in Florida in Oct when I’m there. Still, hope to catch up with you at some future port of call on your trip. Keep living the dream!!! Kevin.x

      1. Kevin Starns

        Unfortunately won’t be in California in Jan. I’m sure we’ll find another occasion during your 52 weeks where we could arrange a meet. Have you any other ‘meet-ups’ planned with ‘blighty’ friends yet and if so where?

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