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West to East Coast Photo Essay

West to East Coast Photo Essay

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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!

HanaumaBay

Hanuama Bay on Oahu, Hawaii.  Known for it’s snorkeling.

USSMissouri

USS Missouri is part of the Pearl Harbor memorial.

HawaiiFlower

Plumeria Flowers are all over Hawaii.

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Barn on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

GrandTetonNationalPark

Grand Tetons from Schwabacher Road.

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Herds of Bison can be found throughout Yellowstone National Park.

GrandPrismaticSpring

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.

GrandPrismaticSpringCloseUp

Close-up of the Grand Prismatic Spring.  One of the coolest natural wonders we’ve ever seen.

YellowstoneFalls

Yellowstone Falls in Yellowstone National Park.

YellowstoneCanyon

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

YellowstoneHotspring

Hundreds of hot springs and geysers all over Yellowstone National Park.

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One of the largest Elks we’ve ever seen.

OldFaithful

Not the most impressive of Yellowstone’s geysers (in my opinion), but gotta show Old Faithful.

TRNationalParkPrairieDogs

Prairie Dogs at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

EnchantedHighway

Enchanted Highway in North Dakota has the largest collection of scrap metal sculptures in the world.

CenterOfUSA

Geographic Center of the United States in Belle Fourche, South Dakota

MountainGoat

Mountain Goat

MountRushmore

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota was far more detailed than we thought it would be.

CrazyHorse

Crazy Horse Memorial under construction right down the street from Mount Rushmore.

CusterStateParkBuffalo

More Bison at Custer State Park, South Dakota.

BadlandsNationalPark

Badlands National Park in South Dakota highly resembled the Cappadocia area of Turkey.

BighornSheepBadlands

Grazing Bighorn Sheep.

CornPalace

The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota is an arena that’s completely covered in corn.

CornPalace2

Details of the Corn Palace.  The palace costs $130,000 every year to redesign and construct.

BobsSiouxFalls

Sorry Eischens Bar (Oklahoma), but I think Bob’s Cafe in Sioux Falls, South Dakota may have better chicken!

ElkHornLighthouse

Elk Horn Danish windmill in Iowa.

TargetField

Target Field is home to the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

MinneapolisSculptureGarden

Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota

SplitRockLighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior in Minnesota.

VinceLombardi

Vince Lombardi statue outside of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

MadisonCapitolBuilding2

View of Wisconsin State Capitol dome from below.  4th largest dome (by volume) in the world with some awesome architecture.

MonroeFarm

One of hundreds of barns in Monroe, Wisconsin area that has a “barn quilt” painted on it’s side.

MillerPark

Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MillerBrewery

Inside the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

MillerBrewery2

It’s Miller Time!  Miller and Harley Davidson’s 110th anniversary.

SobelmansMilwaukee

Sobelman’s (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) famous Bloody Marys.

MumfordMilwaukee

Mumford and Sons rocked out in Milwaukee.  Highly recommend seeing them.

WrigleyField

After visiting Chicago for the 4th time, I finally made it to Wrigley Field.



Comments (11)
  • Catherine Haskins

    September 13th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    WOW!! Awesome photos someone is bound to buy some of them 🙂

  • Kristy

    September 13th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Beautiful pictures, I can’t wait to sit down with the two of you and hear all about your travels!

  • Emily Brown

    September 13th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Love tracking all your adventures. The photos are amazing!

  • Gayle Sturdivant

    September 13th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Chicken better then Eichens?!?!? I’ll have to go find that out for myself!

  • Laura Flemming

    September 13th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Awesome pictures of Yellowstone Park and the Badlands! Isn’t Mount Rushmore cool!

  • Mark Van Raam

    September 13th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Great photos. Where are you heading next?

    • Bryan Waugh

      October 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Headed to India next. 7 months in Asia…

  • Dad Munch

    September 15th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Great photos Bryan! You could do well as a professional photographer.

  • Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis

    September 17th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    As usual, phenomenal shots! I love retracing your steps around the country. I’ve actually been to quite a few of the places you visited on a family trip from CA to VA many, many years ago. The Corn Palace doesn’t look like it changed much!

  • Brother Waugh

    November 2nd, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Why is that mountain goat so damn happy??? haha

    • Bryan Waugh

      November 2nd, 2013 at 10:52 am

      He likes me! Hahaha.

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