We have always wanted to take an RV ( recreational vehicle) to see if we would like to purchase one. An opportunity came up to relocate a new RV from Iowa to Las Vegas for $1 a day plus gas in 10 days, sounded like a dream come true. We took this trip from May 4 to May 16. We include my sister Sandi in this trip. We flew into Minneapolis and drove to Forest City, Iowa to pick up the RV. I will not talk about the particulars of how the trip went as David has promised to deliver one of his data packed posts to fill you in on the details and the actual costs of the trip. What I will say is that we had a great time in the places that we stayed, but there was way too much driving for me inspite of the fact that we purchased 2 extra days at $150 per day to extend the time.
The first place we stopped at was Mount Rushmore. It was quite inspiring. None of us had been there before and we enjoyed the spectacular mountain carvings.We then drove to Yellowstone National Park. This was my favorite part of the trip. The park was still snowy in places and the animals had just had babies. The hot springs and geysers were stunningly beautiful. Here are some photographs.
We spent 3 days here and it was wonderful.
We then moved South through Jackson Hole. It was so cold and rainy there we only stayed overnight and then headed south to Bryce Canyon.
Bryce was sunny and warm. It is hard to capture the magnificence of the rock formations in photographs, but I tried.
We drove to Las Vegas the next day , spent the night and returned the RV in the morning. Rented a car and drove home. I was so happy to sleep in my king size bed with my honey that night.