Friday, June 21, 2013

home sweet home

hello my lovelies!! i have finally returned from my western travels. i'm so sorry that i've been neglecting my blog of late - most of the places we went had zero wifi, and if they did i used it to help my technologically impaired mother add to the family vacation blog i set up for her and had no time to work on my own. i have missed you all!! due to exhaustion and laziness and a smidge of jetlag i will not go into great detail in this post, but basically what happened was we drove a lot and went to a bunch of national parks and i was stuck in the same car/hotel room as my 13 year old brother and his toxic farts for 2 1/2 weeks. happily, i got to visit some family in colorado and my best friend from middle school who moved to arkansas two years ago, so that was fantastic. here's a preview of the sights we saw - i swear i'll do a better post later!!!


the arch in st. louis

me in the badlands





mt. rushmore is a lot smaller than i thought

crazy horse monument - when it's done, he'll be riding a horse and pointing to his lands
mt. rushmore will fit in his armpit

moose


we did this thing where we rode horseback to the top of a mountain and then the cowboys served us a campfire breakfast

sunset in yellowstone


yellowstone gorgeousness


elk

amazing sunset - the clouds looked unreal, straight out of a renaissance painting

traffic jam yellowstone style (those are bison/buffalo)

some cool looking geyser thing

hiii mr. buffalo.... niiice mr. buffalo....


old faithful

badass geyser

the grand tetons mountains

kayaking in grand tetons national park

ride 'em cowgirl

red rocks, a natural outdoor amphitheater in denver, colorado
i didn't see any shows there but i hear the acoustics are outstanding



more later, i promise! bye for now :)

11 comments:

  1. <3!! Your pictures are bad ass.

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  2. Wow- your trip looks amazing! I would love to be able to do something like this, but I'll just have to save it for my gap year :'( Thank you for bringing a bit of hot, sunny America into my dreary, rainy and all round crappy English morning :)

    theirfancies.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Oh my god, you are so lucky!!!!! It's my dream to o to America and see all the American type stuff that you did! The photos are so beautiful, you're very lucky <3

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  4. Wow! The sights are beautiful, I get caught up in thinking about all the wonderful cities in the US and forget how interesting it can be for natural landscapes. The holiday looked great!

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  5. Looks like you had fun! Looking forwards to more posts!

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  6. This looks amazing! This summer I'm going to America, can't wait!
    x
    http://amberinez.blogspot.be/

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    1. P.s. I nominated you for a Liebster award. You can check it on my blog. x

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  7. These photographs are beautiful. It looks like a fantastic trip. I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. You can find out more here: http://prettypassionsfinefashions.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/thank-you.html

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  8. Hi, I've nominated you for a Liebster award! Find out the details here http://gorillalegs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/liebster-award.html!

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  9. Your blog is so very very very awesome and these pictures UGHHH you live in such a picturesque area! For a second I thought you were a fellow New Zealander... it's funny I always thought of America as a Hollywood country with a scallop of politics and a dash of Ford automobiles.
    I just adore your blog it's delightful :)

    http://wastelandsofwisdom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. aw thank you!! i've always wanted to visit new zealand, it looks absolutely enchanting. but there are definitely a ton of gorgeous sights here in the US as well! i'm really glad i got to go on this trip and see all of them - i'd never traveled much further than the mississippi river before and it is so beautiful out west! you should come and visit sometime :) xo

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