Sunday, August 21, 2016

Road trip update with pictures!

First up, Yellowstone pics!
We saw a lot of elk.

 New camera effects...

 I love the swans
 This one almost looks like a painting

 The grand canyon of yellowstone

 Grand Prismatic Basin

 Old Faithful

 The water in this thermal pool looks so perfect and inviting-but apparently it will burn you alive if you get in, which is not allowed for multiple obvious reasons. 

The drive to Idaho was easy-only about 4 hours!  We stopped to see Shoshone Falls which is known as the Niagra of the West.  It was pretty, but this time of year it's not quite as spectacular as it would be in the spring or earlier in the summer.  We stayed at a local KOA again in Idaho.  It was a lot warmer for sleeping-very comfortable and this KOA was not as busy so other than road noise it was quieter too.  We enjoyed the outdoor pool and "room service" dinner delivered to our campsite.

The next day we made the long drive across Oregon (which is apparently only scenic along the coast, the rest is more like Wyoming) and spent the night (in a hotel!) in Northern California.  In the morning we took a foggy walk along the harbor and watched the seals (so cute!) and the pelicans. Then it was off to drive through the Redwoods and on to San Francisco.

Today we spent navigating our way to and from the Golden Gate Bridge.  It was pretty foggy and cloudy all day but apparently it gets much worse than this so we are supposed to count ourselves lucky!  We ran all the way across the bridge and back which was fun, but pretty crowded and loud.  This evening we met up with my old college friend and her family for dinner and all had a really pleasant visit.  Tomorrow, more touring of the city.

We are hoping for more sun tomorrow, but the camera did some fun things today even with the fog and clouds. 

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