On day three of our bus tour we travelled to the Crazy Horse Memorial and on to Mount Rushmore. Both were impressive although the Crazy Horse Memorial will blow Mount Rushmore out of the water once it is eventually finished as it will be much much bigger. Unfortunately it is unlikely that the remaining 80% or so will be finished in our lifetime.
The scenery around these two attractions is fairly boring - it looks like teletubby land with heaps of gently rolling green hills and not much else. On our way to our hotel in Wyoming we drove through a park called 'Bear Country' where various animals including mountain lions and lots and lots of bears roam around freely, like a mini safari, which broke the drive up.
On day four we arrived in Yellowstone National Park, which is absolutely Immense. The whole park is located within a volcanic crater and still bubbles and steams and hisses away in places so you can't forget its origin and what lies beneath. We watched the Old Faithful geyser erupt, felt the steam from the orange, turquoise and white whirlpools on our faces and visited the waterfall in the park's canyon :-))
Today we journeyed south through Grand Teton National Park (beautiful snow-topped mountains) and Jackson Hole. We'll be staying in Salt Lake City tonight. Currently eating our third Macdonalds in five days...both missing English food!!