Potato Potahto on the Moon – Idaho

One of the world’s most productive potato areas, south-eastern Idaho, is also the home of the spectacular lunar terrain that makes up the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Crossing the arid land heading west, US 20 seem to go on forever, flanked by spiky shoots of volcanic rock where the only living things seemed to be fragrant sage-brush bushes, with no bird or other critter in sight.

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Grand Tetons

It is with good reason that this impressive mountain range has the descriptive “grand” in its name. The Grand Tetons’ razor back walls reach up to 13,776 feet, spawning over 45 miles from north to south, backing up to Yellowstone National Park. Once home of the Shoshone tribes, the park is now home to over 300 species of birds and more than 900 types of flowering plants.

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Yellowstone National Park

Stretching over three states, Yellowstone is a treasure chest of breathtaking vistas, wildlife, steaming geysers, and bubbling cascades. Each of the four days we spent in the park brought about a different and more impressive side of the diverse ecosystem.

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Glacier National Park, Montana

We left Canada and its magnificent mountains behind and headed to the mountains of Montana. Following Hwy 2 south toward Babb, MT, we passed the UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the museum of Blackfoot Indian culture, Head-smashed-in, in Buffalo Jump, CA, and made a mental note to come back and visit one day. Once again, we thought we’d seen the best of the mountain views, but were pleasantly surprised to take in the beauty of Montana’s best: Glacier National Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Road with a View

After a rainy but relaxing and quiet visit to Jasper, we followed the road out and toward our new destination, JJ’s RV Resort in Nanton, just south of Calgary – a quick stopping point before crossing the border into Montana to visit Glacier National Park.

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