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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 38-40: Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, Plimoth Plantation

In the morning, we drove to Mystic Aquarium. Unlike the Ripley's Aquarium that we went to in Gatlinburg, this one was extremely crowded. Even so, we loved seeing all the sea life. We watched a sea lion show that was fascinating. We also got to see a whale and octopus that the Ripley's aquarium didn't have. That …

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Days 31-33: Bushkill Falls, Gillette Castle, Mystic KOA

On day 31, we visited Bushkill Falls - a gorge with multiple waterfalls. There were a few different trails but we chose to take the most difficult trail which went passed all of the major falls. It was a rainy day so we wore our ponchos and had a lot of fun on the trail. Since it …

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