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Days 59-60: Craters of the Moon, Powell’s Books

October 20-21, 2017 In the morning, it was extremely cold and windy. We packed up quickly, and drove to Craters of the Moon National Monument. It was a very interesting landscape to say the least. There were old cinder cones, lava flows, and lave tubes. We only did two short trails because of the weather. …

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Day 58: Grand Teton National Park

October 19, 2017 We wanted to get an early start so that we could do and see as much of the Grand Tetons as possible. We went to the visitor center to get information and look at their exhibits. We decided to do the Taggart Lake trail and were very glad we did. The view …

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Days 55-57: Wild West Museum, Yellowstone National Park

October 16-18, 2017 We managed to wake up early enough to get to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West right when it opened. The museum was amazing. There are actually 5 different museums within the one building - Buffalo Bill, Plains Indians, Whitney Western Art, Draper Natural History, and Cody Firearms Museums. Each museum was unique …

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Days 53-54: Devils Tower, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Laundry Day

October 14-15, 2017 We awoke to find the massive Devils Tower looming directly over our campsite. Since we arrived after dark the previous night, we had no idea that the tower was right beside us. We drove up the hill a few minutes to the visitor center and did the loop trail around this rock that seemingly …

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Day 52: Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park

October 13, 2017 In the morning, we packed up and ate breakfast before driving to Mount Rushmore. We visited the exhibits, watched the video, and took the Presidential Trail to get an up-close look. We ate ham sandwiches in the car and drove to Crazy Horse. We walked through the exhibits and watched the video. The monument will …

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Days 50-51: Westward Bound! Driving and the Badlands

October 11-12, 2017 From now on, the date on the blog post itself will be the date that the post was actually posted. The date(s) that the events occurred will be written at the top of every post. This allows us to schedule posts so we can post on days when we don't have internet …

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Days 47-49: Cog Railway, Niagara Falls, Back to Indiana

At this point in our trip, we had been gone for so long we were ready to get home to a real shower and a nice dinner. For that reason, we decided to take a couple points of interest off our list so we could make it home sooner. We drove a few hours to …

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Days 45-46: Acadia National Park

We ate breakfast at the hotel and drove about an hour to the visitor center in Acadia National Park. We talked to the park ranger about the best things to do in the park. She gave us some great suggestions, and we headed off to the Beehive Trail. This trail is not for the faint of heart. It …

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Days 43-44: Maine – Ogunquit, Rockland, Freeport, Ellsworth

We drove down to Ogunquit to do the Marginal Way cliff side walk. We took in the beautiful views on the mile long walk before going back to the small town to shop for a little bit. Lauren went to a local tea store and bought some really tasty tea. We asked a local where …

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Days 41-42: Boston

Driving in Boston was nuts. Who knows how anyone with a Massachusetts license plate obtained their license in the first place. The natives showed us no mercy as we tried our best to find our way around town. Since so many roads are layered on top of each other, our gps kept getting confused which one we …

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