Let’s go on a road trip!
Guys, sorry for keeping my blog so quiet for the last three weeks, but I made quite a few miles during that time! Meanwhile I’m back in Vienna (for now) but I’m still digesting all the impressions from our epic road trip through the Northwest. We hit some incredibly beautiful places, took tons of photos and we laughed, we suffered, we were in awe and we drove. We drove a lot. So let me tell you something about the route:
We flew from NYC via Denver to Billings, Montana. We picked up our rental car and aimed for some of America’s finest National Parks like Yellowstone and Glacier and every surprise in-between, until we reached Seattle and Vancouver, our final destinations. 4 states in 12 days and 2,000 miles – it’s been so far the most intense road trip in my life and I loved every minute of it. For me, it was my first encounter with the West and I found the West of my dreams – just bigger than imagined! We covered pretty much everything from vivid towns to ghost villages to modern cities, from desert to mountains, from farmland to forests. I’ve always been a big lover a road trips but this one totally got me. The endless roads and the vast, open spaces were unlike anything I’ve seen before in Austria or even in Europe. Although we were on a tight schedule, it felt like pure freedom!
We spent hours and hours in the car but it never felt boring! The landscape kept changing gradually. One of our first impressions was the surreal rock-desert in Wyoming, between Billings and Cody.
The surroundings became greener as we came closer to Yellowstone and also the wildlife encounters were more frequent!
The rolling hills near Henry’s Lake, Idaho.
As we were driving hours and hours through the plains of Montana, we hardly saw any other cars or people. This was probably my favourite drive of the whole trip!
No more cold drinks unfortunately…
Surprisingly this bar in the middle of nowhere was still operating! (And it’s for sale!)
Entering the reservation of the Blackfeet tribe.
Going-to-the-sun road is considered as one of America’s most scenic drives and runs through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Montana is a rather conservative state and there’s plenty of reminders of how to be a good Christ. This cross says: Christ died for you, will you live for him?
An abandoned gas station in Ravalli, Montana.
Wildfires caused huge clouds of smoke near Missoula, Montana.
Such vintage motels like this one in Wallace, Idaho, always make some good photos!
Washington, the Evergreen State huh? 😉
Found my street in Spokane, Washington.
Food breaks are an important part of any road trip!
A burger drive-in near Seattle.
I can’t wait to hit the road again as soon as possible! What was your most memorable road trip?
Don’t miss the other destinations we visited on this road trip: