So I went to RomCon in Denver and then the family and I rented a van and drove.
And drove and drove and drove.
We figured we did 2500 miles +/-. Besides Denver and its environs, we hit Mt. Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and all parts in between. Here are some of the highlights:
Casa Bonita - You can't miss this cheesy must-see. The food wasn't as bad as has been described online, and the sopapillas are to DIE for!!
Inside the restaurant (Denver, CO)
Mt. Crazy Horse. Do yourself a favor and skip paying the $27 to get into the "park." You see the same view from the road for free. And forget the extra $5 pp to take a tour bus up to the base of the rubble. Disappointing.
Mt. Rushmore as seen from the walkway below the rubble pile. Worth the walk.
ampitheater at Mt. Rushmore
The Cosmos. Supposedly some sort of gravity-defying area. Most can be explained, but not all. Interesting.
The Badlands. Incredibly cool landscape that has inspired a new series.
Bear Country, USA. Worth every bit of the $55 to get in (per car). These are arctic wolves who frolicked right next to our car then ran in front of us for a while.
More Bear Country - big horn sheep
Black bear right next to our car. We have great video of this.
More Bear Country - elk
Tons of bears.
cubs at Bear Country. They have timberwolves, and mountain lions, and so much more. Great time!
the quintessential shot of Devil's Tower. 31 years after my first trip, I'm still looking for that alien landing strip!
The rubble pile
prairie dog field at the base of Devil's Tower
another side of the tower
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