Roger & Suzie's Road Trip - The Good Ole U.S.A.
By Roger Stach
Suzie and I, who have
traveled to many places around the world, decided that we needed to see more of
what our country had to offer. So, last
September, we set out on a 20-day road trip through the western states.
We saw many
remarkable places, making it nearly impossible to pick our favorite, but some
of the highlights were: the majestic
mountains adorned with bright yellow Aspens in Colorado; the beautiful and
unusual formations caused by wind and erosion in Monument Valley, Arches,
Badlands, and Zion National parks; our patriotic feelings gazing up at Mt.
Rushmore; the blue skies and vast landscapes of Wyoming and Montana; the herds
of grazing bison in South Dakota; the beautiful red rock canyons of St.
George. One of the most memorable places
was the Grand Tetons –our blistered index fingers are nearly healed from all
the snapshots we took.
In addition to all the memories and picturesque views, Suzie and I had plenty of laughs along the way. While patiently waiting for Old Faithful to erupt in Yellowstone, we watched a group of Japanese tourists
excitedly whoop and holler every time the geyser spurted a little steam. (You had to be there.) Another funny thing happened when we pulled
over to take a selfie with a “Welcome to Wyoming” sign. I am not sure how, but in the photo, I ended
up with two heads.
an RV for this trip. Looking back, our
minivan worked out great. It got good
gas mileage, was easy to park, and handled some backroads too difficult for an
September: kids are back at school but retirees
and foreign tourists clog the motels and hotels –Reserve Ahead!
Popular Destinations: Reserve Ahead!
Traveled: Shun the freeways, Explore the backroads.
It’s a great, big,
beautiful country. Don’t miss it. See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet (or Toyota