Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, 2016.

I just returned from an awesome 12 day adventure to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons in Wyoming with my niece and nephew.  The last time I was there was 40 years ago, when I was 12, and on vacation with my family in a 1976 VW camper van named “Big Red.”  My niece Sarah recently graduated from Michigan State University and as a kind-of “graduation celebration,” we decided to visit Yellowstone.  My nephew Jack, a junior at MSU, decided to join us on our adventure.  The trip was truly amazing, far exceeding all of our expectations!  The landscape was gorgeous and the weather cooperated nicely.  At higher elevations it was cool, with numerous parks still under a few feet of snow.  Since High Schools across America have not yet started Summer break, the parks and campgrounds were not too busy.  We camped in “Bertha” the Bigfoot Truck Camper, staying at National Park campgrounds or RV parks.

Along the way we…..

Drove 3,500 miles…

Covered 9 States…

Visited 7 National Parks…

Ate 7 Buffalo Burgers…

Went on 5 long hikes…

Saw lots of wildlife…

Consumed lots of coffee…

and Laughed a lot!

Good times with family are truly priceless!

If you don’t know America’s National Parks, I urge you to load-up your backpack and hit the road for a few weeks… you will be amazed at the beauty of America!

 

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A bit of history about the Antler Arches.

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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog.
-WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.