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Day 8 – Overnight in Edgemont, South Dakota

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Our overnight hotel in Edgemont was in The Cowboy Inn, a traditional no frills motel which offered everything we needed included a freezer and fridge to freeze our cool packs and keep the… Continue reading

Day 8 – Gillette to Edgemont via Devil’s Tower, Deadwood and Mount Rushmore

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Wyoming to South Dakota Had an interesting breakfast in the Budget Inn Express. Everyone asking me to speak more (not something my friends would ever request!!) The visitors here were on hunting trips… Continue reading

Day 7 – Cody to Gillette via Big Horn and Buffalo

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Shopping first! The day started with a visit to the shops. Something which enthralled Chris apart from the discovery of Levi’s at $42 a pair for 501s and a quick visit to a… Continue reading

Video blog ‘on our way to Jackson’

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Day 6 – Experiencing the Wild West, Cody Wyoming

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Having left Yellowstone, we headed out for Cody.  After driving through more amazing scenery, we arrived at our hotel, built by Buffalo Bill and named after his daughter.  The hotel has kept the… Continue reading

Day 5 & 6 – Yellowstone National Park

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Heading out of Jackson we made our way through Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone. I am beginning to struggle with adjectives to describe the views we keep seeing.  We are well travelled,… Continue reading

Day 4 – Salt Lake City to Jackson

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Utah to Wyoming vía Idaho First we had to pick up our wheels which we did. For once my organisation skills failed me. We took the Hotel shuttle bus to the airport to… Continue reading

Day 2 & 3 – Californian Zephyr Chicago to Salt Lake City

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The Amtrak Experience Chicago We made our way from our Chicago hotel to the train station in an Uber taxi. The driver was very friendly and suggested he drop us off at the… Continue reading

Day 1 – Chicago, the Windy City

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Wow!  The word we used to describe our reaction to this city. First impressions, what a clean and friendly city – a million miles from the image I had of the old thirties… Continue reading

Day 1 – Flying London Heathrow to Chicago

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Left the Hyatt hotel on Bath Road and decided to have breakfast at the airport.  Drove to the long stay car park at terminal 5.  Bus came almost immediately which was great. Went… Continue reading