Travel Blogs from Benguerra Island
... by the National Park Service is a voluntary moratorium on climbing during July when cultural events are held by the local tribes. We walked around the base of the Tower, enjoying the vast panoramas over the surrounding ranchland.
After lunch in the parking lot, we headed Blue across Wyoming. Our goal was Cody, Wyoming, and the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Unfortunately, Mother Nature wasn't cooperating. While we drove ...
... trips to the toilet.
Interestingly, the smoke from all the brush fires around filled the air, blocking some of the views. In the morning and again this evening, it gives the sky an eerie orange/pink glow.
We arrived in Thermopolis at noon, had lunch in town and went to the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. This IS dino country, so not surprisingly, this is a ...
... houses that were open to the public and free of charge. We were warmly welcomed into one of then soaking pools by some locals who touted the benefits of the natural 104 degree mineral water. It is hard to describe, but I must say the water did feel "special" . After a nice long soak, we saddled up again and headed down the road to Ayers Natural Bridge State Park also in Wyoming. This tiny park is in the middle of absolutely nowhere. It ...
... Lots of dinosaurs and other fossils have been found in this area and there's still an active dig site. But between our longer stay at the Meteetsee Museum, getting stuck at Legend Rock and the slow service at Pumpernick's, we simply ran out of time. I was as disappointed as the boys because the Dinosaur Center is what had made me aware of Thermopolis in the first place.
We had to practice saying this town's name ...
... like us staying on one of the islands is only possible with a little bit of illegal activity in advance. Such as robbing a bank or being part of a really big drug deal (all activities that we are not planning to engage in, don't worry Mama). A night at one of the luxury lodges costs about $500 per person -slightly outside the Manic Trip budget. Just slightly. So how should I explain meeting Gerd? It felt a bit like putting on those slops that you have had for ages and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool