Friday, March 16, 2012

Travels

I've recently had a couple of opportunities to do some traveling.  Earlier in the year I spent some time in my home state of New York and I just returned from a trip out West.

The differences in terrain among all the various states I've visited is amazing and all so different from my current state of Florida.

There are going to be lots of photos in this post and few words so grab a drink and a snack and check out some of my favorites...

Archway in Nebraska
The first Robin I've ever seen!
Country Boy and I were getting a few items from a local store when we saw this geyser going off.  We raced the couple of blocks to get there before it stopped.

View of geyser from store parking lot
Apparently, this geyser was discovered on November 30, 1937 in an attempt to find a hot water source for a swimming pool.  The drill went down 315 feet and unleashed the geyser.  The extreme pressure is caused  by carbon dioxide gas mixing with water in an underground chamber.  It is now capped and controlled by a timer.  It erupts every hour on the hour and reaches heights of 100 feet year round.







From afar, this Florida girl thought this was sand!  It's definitely not sand.  It's very hard and is a buildup of mineral deposits from the geyser.




The holes in the 'sand' were gurgling even after the eruption.



Sunset over Salt Lake



Gorgeous views


Coyote statue in Nebraska
Flatlands of Nebraska


Lots of elk
More elk
Brrr!  Frost on our windshield

The view from our hotel room in Wyoming




Thankfully, there was no blowing snow but there was LOTS of wind.  Gusts of 55+mph!

 
Gray Florida skies
Rocky landscape of Wyoming
Snowy white mountains of Idaho





Sunrise in Nebraska
Morning sun rays in Arkansas

Sunset in Missouri


Wyoming windmills


In a nutshell, those were some of the landscapes that we saw during our trip.  All so different, unique and some just downright gorgeous!

Till next time,

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you did get to see some beautiful terrain and vistas! the geyser deposits are interesting. :)

Dottie said...

Gorgeous! and some breathtaking. All God's creation.

Country Gal said...

Fantastic amazing photos ! Robins are my favorite bird I love the way they sing and chit chat in the early mornings and evenings ! We have tons of them here now as it is practically summer weather here ! I think we by passed spring and went straight into summer temps !

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Wow! That's all I can say! What amazing terrains you have seen. My dream is to drive west in the USA, and see some of these sights for myself. ABsolutely stunning....

Stunning as the mountains are, these prairies do something for me, I have to be honest.

I'm now off to gaze at your photos again. (Drool over them really!)
You really do live in a wonderful country

Mama Shutta'Bug said...

Those mountains.....sigh....

Terra said...

Wonderful photos, especially of that dramatic geyser.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

LOVED the photo journey I just got to share with you. And, since I am a California girl who only lives in Maine during the summer, the frost on the windowpanes is breathtaking. LOVE them.

Sending warm joy across the miles,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Lynnie S said...

Those are all amazing images to have captured so beautifully, thanks for sharing those with us! What an amazing time of travel.

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