Can't transfer photos to this PC in the Banana Bungalow on Hollywood Boulevard, so annoying... Next time in Fiji, perhaps!
I'll start from the beginning when I have time, but just to say favourite place in the US has been Yosemite National Park in the snow - didn't see any bears though :-( Also didn't get attacked by a bear, so conflicting emotions! Did see plenty of other animals, and stunning views including North America's tallest waterfall in full flow - beautiful. Will be back there to climb one day, for sure.
A quote from John Muir who lobbied the US government to preserve Yosemite in the 1800s:
"As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can."