This derelict motel sign was actually in the parking lot of a gas station/local town bar. No, seriously the gas station in this tiny town in Nevada was hosting the New Year's party! Everywhere in Nevada I repeat EVERYWHERE in Nevada has slot machines! 'Nuff said.
The impressive Salt Lake City, Utah Capital Building; Salt Lake city has many impressive buildings around town including the Mormon Temple Square. The only thing that may be more impressive than the buildings would have to be the organ in the Mormon Tabernacle.
We stayed in beautiful Jackson, WY. On our free day we took a wilderness tour which was amazing! I saw more wildlife then I have ever seen before in my life! We caught a glimpse of a bald eagle, horned goats, dear, many bison and even moose! The landscape in Wyoming is truly majestic!
The Boulder Dushanbe Tea House was a spot recommended to me by my Aunt and Uncle and it is a Boulder must-see! The Tea House was actually a gift to the city of Boulder by their sister city, Dushanbe (the capital of Tajikistan). The presence of tea in Boulder, CO was a pleasant surprise. In addition to the Dushanbe Tea House we also visited the factory and headquarters of Celestial Seasons Tea.
Driving through the middle of the country Mom and I were not expecting to see as many wind farms we did, however we were thrilled! Not only did we see the farms, but we also saw many huge white propellers being transported to make new wind turbines. To learn more about wind energy (as we all should) check out the Wikipedia on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power
I took this picture especially for my sister Kate, who went to college in St. Louis. I love how it came out though, we had some truly beautiful days with especially gorgeous skies on our trip out west!
Monument Rocks of Kansas
The Monument Rocks of Kansas, also known as Chalk Pyramids are very impressive. Formed over 80 million years ago these rocks, like their second name have a very chalky texture. Towering over 70 ft. tall - the one pictured above naturally shaped like a camel others have holes through them; amazing wonders of the world.
Spending only one night in Kentucky we were lucky enough to be able to catch the rodeo and it was a hoot! Unlike anything I had ever experienced before, witnessing real cowboys and cow ties; we had a great time.
Starting out on my road trip (with my Mom) to move to California, the first overnight stop was Pittsburgh, PA. The image is a view from atop Mt. Washington looking at the Duquesne Incline. The Duquesne Incline is an inclined plane railroad, scaling Mt. Washington, designed by Samuel Diescher and completed in 1887.