Funsters in USA some photos

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Forestboy, May 26, 2009.

  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Jul 31, 2007
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    Forest of Dean
    Hi All
    We're now in Cheyenne Wyoming slowly heading S/E back towards Florida where we'll meet some friends and have a birthday bash for Jan.
    We made it as far North as San Francisco which we really enjoyed except for the campsite fees. $60 a night for a concrete carpark just because it's California and near the Pacific so we've started using state parks in between campsites they're fantastic always the best locations and $15 to $20 a night. Before leaving California we spent 3 days camped on the beach & 3 days at Yosetime with perfect timing as the snow had just melted so the rivers were white and fast and waterfalls were spectacular. Then we headed east across the mountains through the ski resorts at 7000/8000ft through Nevada Utah and Idaho into Wyoming to Yellowstone. On the way we stopped at Lake Tahoe in the mountains and on the edge of the Great Salt Flats near Bonneville, what a barren place,before heading up into Salt Lake City and on to Wyoming. The journey took 3 days of hard driving especially crossing the mountains and we saw the huge land train trucks which run through that route artics with 2&3 trailers behind.
    Jan had been looking forward to Yellowstone so much I was dreading it being an anti climax especially as it had snowed heavily 3 days before we arrived. We did a lot of research on the best time to visit and mid May seemed to be the best for animal activity, as spring is here and the animals are hungry and very active but the weather can be very bad 6ft to 8ft of snow on the roadside when we arrived. Well we weren't dissapointed we saw 3 grizzly bear, 1 black bear, moose, elk, wolves, buffalo, deer, white pelican, coyote a bald eagle and loads of small critters we could'nt identify. One grizzly ran past us chasing elk I could'nt believe a bear could move so fast. A warden told us a grizzly can run up to 35mph and can catch elk and we actually saw a video of a grizzly doing it in the Natural History Museum in Cody. We left Yellowstone exhausted, because you have to spend a lot of time outdoors if you want to see the wildlife, and headed down to Cody where we camped by the side of a lake for 3 days. Cody is the hometown of Buffalo Bill and has one of the best museums I've ever visited in fact its 5 museums in 1 well worth a visit.
    Well thats all for now trying to attach some pics but internet is pretty poor out west so pot luck.
    :thumb::thumb:Rory & Jan

    Pic 1 Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco
    Pic 2 Pacific beach home for 3 days
    Pic 3 Lake in Yellowstone
    Pic 4 Buffalo Yellowstone
    Pic 5 Bear Yellowstone

    P.S. Fed up & having a beer Jans just been shopping, new cowboy boots and hat ready for Americana bloody birthday has cost me a fortune.:cry::cry:
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Jul 19, 2007
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    English in West Wales
    Thanks for the updates Rory and the pictures are great:thumb: Don't want to make you jealous or anyrthing but we have just had the most glorious sunny bank holiday weekend in West Wales:BigGrin: Look forward to catching up at Americana. :Smile:
  3. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

    Aug 20, 2007
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    Cheers Ror and Jan.

    The pics are great.:thumb:Keep 'em coming.
  4. dellwood33

    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

    Apr 25, 2009
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    Great memories being brought back of our tours in the USA. Never sadly in an RV, our trips were on a Motorcycle & using Motels :Smile:
    The Bison in Custer National park get a little close for comfort when you are on a bike.:Eeek:
    We enjoyed Cody - as you say its a great museum, too much for a 1 day visit.

    Keep the memories flowing :Smile:
  5. Boo

    Boo Read Only Funster

    Jan 26, 2009
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    You lucky, lucky people.......................your doing what I can't do for 9yrs :cry:

    Well one day :thumb:

    Be safe and have fun.


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