In early spring of 2007 I decided to quit my job, sell my house along with nearly everything else that I owned, and to live out of my car while traveling the country. These are my stories (and pictures) of life on the road.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Just a quicky

Just a quick update before I have to get back on the road. Things have been little calmer since my adventures in the Badlands. I spent most of Saturday driving and got within about 25 miles of Yellowstone before I went to sleep. I was surprised at how much snow was on the ground and it was quite cold at night. When I awoke the next morning I found I was surrounded my gorgeous scenery; the Tetons were magnificent.

I spent pretty much the whole day in Yellowstone. There was so much to do and see that I tried to see it all at first, and ended up not seeing anything. By the middle of the afternoon though I took about a 6 mile hike along the north rim of the “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone” which was stunningly huge and capped off by a 300 foot waterfall. Heaven forbid my hike should be too mundane so just as I was turning around to head back to the car the wind picked up, it began to rain, and there were a few cracks of lightning. Nothing to serious and since I was in the woods most of the time I stayed fairly dry.

Today finds me in Great Falls, Montana where I stopped to pick up a few supplies and to use the internet connection at the public library. I'm just getting ready to leave and will drive up to northern Montana and take a drive through Glacier National Park before ending up in Hayden Idaho.

Click here for a few pictures from Yellowstone


debbieuu said...

Your photos are absolutely beautiful, Alan. The reflections in the still water are great. It's hard to believe there's still snow on the ground. Can I suggest taking several successive photos to make into a panoramic montage?

a_omtvedt said...

You're living the dream, Alan. Sounds like you are already having lots of fun, with much more to come. If you ever pass through southern MN (only a couple of hours from home, I know) I'll have a bed and some dinner for you. Be safe.

DR OMTV said...

Alan, GREAT pictures! We [EVC] are all following your travels. Have a great time and check in often. We can't wait to share in your adventures.

Anonymous said...

Al, my comment I listed under the Badlands was actually some photos from Yellowstone, also. I was looking in your photo gallery. I admire you for doing this. Have a great time. I am looking forward to the next entry.
Deb W

You've reached the end of the page but that's not the end of the stories. If you want to read more (and who wouldn't!?) then click on the archive links to the right hand side of the page. They're listed by month; the adventure starts in May.

The February archives aren't actually from this trip but are previous adventures I've had, which are worth reading as well.