MY HUSBAND and I
California. We decided to stop at
kitschy roadside stops that wouldn’t
add a lot to our long drive time.
Some of our funny favorites were:
Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet in
Wisconsin. Who can resist a giant cow
statue? And it was a great place to stock
up on car snacks.
The Spam Museum in Minnesota.
Free, fun and the first time my husband
tasted Spam. (He liked it!) The Jolly
Green Giant statue and museum in Blue
Earth, Minnesota; the Corn Palace in
South Dakota (it was great to see true
American heartland artwork). Roberts
Prairie Dog Town in Badlands National
Park, South Dakota—a small place but
lots of laughs watching these guys play.
Of course we stopped at Mount
Rushmore and Yellowstone and the
Tetons, but that’s for another road-trip story.
Louise and Steve C.
THIS PAST SUMMER, my husband and I
went on the road trip of a lifetime: For ;;
days we traveled counterclockwise from
Seattle and visited ;; national sites—
Mount Rainier, Crater Lake, Sawtooth,
Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier,
Waterton, Banff, Jasper and North
Cascades in the Pacific Northwest
region of the U.S. and Canada.
We watched the total solar eclipse
from Sawtooth National Forest in
Idaho, which was on the line of totality.
We saw everything from majestic old-growth forests to explosive geyser eruptions to remote turquoise lakes with
floating icebergs perched high in the
mountains. We encountered abundant
wildlife, including elk, moose, bears,
mountain goats and bighorn sheep.
We hiked nearly ;;; miles of trails,
scaling numerous mountain peaks and
befriending many like-minded nature
enthusiasts along the way.
Theresa and Anton Wang
Clockwise from top left:
Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake
in Banff National Park, Alberta,
Canada; Maple Pass Loop trail
in North Cascades National
Park in Washington State.
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© THERESA WANG ( TOP PHOTO); AN TON WANG (BOT TOM T WO PHOTOS)
© LOUISE C.
Clockwise from top left: Corn Palace,
Jolly Green Giant, Prairie Dog Town.