Just in case there might be any confusion… I’m back from 9 days of intense travel across the Northwest. For those using Internet Explorer web browsers I’d also like to welcome you back. It would seem that for several weeks now IE users were getting bounced from my web site. I’ve fixed this by using a new blog theme. I’m hoping by now this has become apparent to everyone. If you experience problems with my blog do let me know. I’m hoping to optimize things over the coming week.
As to my recent travels…
I drove over 2000 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota to San Francisco, California all while stopping at the following locations:
- Badlands National Park
- Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
- Crazy Horse Mountain, South Dakota
- Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
- Deadwood, South Dakota
- Devils Tower, Wyoming
- Glacier National Park
- Yellowstone National Park
- Grand Teton National Park
- Among Other Locations
On at least two separate days I drove over 800 miles each. Yes you can imagine such driving binges is enough to drive a man insane. Why put oneself through such torture?
Simply to return to Glacier National Park. This was my primary destination on my trip and the location I stayed the longest… a whopping 3 days and 2 nights.
Glacier National Park is the most beautiful location I’ve traveled to in the United States and my infatuation with this National Park began in 1988. Way back then I had a dorm room panoramic poster of Saint Mary’s Lake and dreamed of visiting as soon as I could. Unfortunately I had to wait until 2002 to visit. By that time I had a film SLR and was quite serious about photography. To my horror when I returned from my trip I found that my camera had a light leak and many of my photos were ruined. I came away with several that were unaffected, but the vast majority were ruined. I swore I’d return the next year (2003), but circumstances did not permit and this year was the first opportunity I had to return. This time I was able to return with a lot more experience under my belt and two dSLRs to ensure no opportunities were lost. My only regret is that I was unable to spend more time there. With all that being said you can expect to see some Glacier National Park photos in the near future. I’m still on Cloud Nine after having visited and can’t wait to return there as soon as possible.
[tags]Travel, Photography, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Stock Photo[/tags]