We spent nearly 3.5 months traveling from Virginia to Hawaii, and only 1 month on the return, but we still managed to see and do a lot of cool things. Check out our East to West Coast Photo Essay if you haven’t already, but in the meantime enjoy our travels through America’s heartland!
Hanuama Bay on Oahu, Hawaii. Known for it’s snorkeling.
USS Missouri is part of the Pearl Harbor memorial.
Plumeria Flowers are all over Hawaii.
Barn on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Grand Tetons from Schwabacher Road.
Herds of Bison can be found throughout Yellowstone National Park.
Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.
Close-up of the Grand Prismatic Spring. One of the coolest natural wonders we’ve ever seen.
Yellowstone Falls in Yellowstone National Park.
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Hundreds of hot springs and geysers all over Yellowstone National Park.
One of the largest Elks we’ve ever seen.
Not the most impressive of Yellowstone’s geysers (in my opinion), but gotta show Old Faithful.
Prairie Dogs at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Enchanted Highway in North Dakota has the largest collection of scrap metal sculptures in the world.
Geographic Center of the United States in Belle Fourche, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore in South Dakota was far more detailed than we thought it would be.
Crazy Horse Memorial under construction right down the street from Mount Rushmore.
More Bison at Custer State Park, South Dakota.
Badlands National Park in South Dakota highly resembled the Cappadocia area of Turkey.
Grazing Bighorn Sheep.
The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota is an arena that’s completely covered in corn.
Details of the Corn Palace. The palace costs $130,000 every year to redesign and construct.
Sorry Eischens Bar (Oklahoma), but I think Bob’s Cafe in Sioux Falls, South Dakota may have better chicken!
Elk Horn Danish windmill in Iowa.
Target Field is home to the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior in Minnesota.
Vince Lombardi statue outside of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
View of Wisconsin State Capitol dome from below. 4th largest dome (by volume) in the world with some awesome architecture.
One of hundreds of barns in Monroe, Wisconsin area that has a “barn quilt” painted on it’s side.
Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Inside the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
It’s Miller Time! Miller and Harley Davidson’s 110th anniversary.
Sobelman’s (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) famous Bloody Marys.
Mumford and Sons rocked out in Milwaukee. Highly recommend seeing them.
After visiting Chicago for the 4th time, I finally made it to Wrigley Field.