View of pueblo architecture buildings from Coyote Rooftop Cantina.

New Mexico – American Road Trip (pt24)

Sept 9 – 22, 2015.  Days 31 – 44 of my American Road Trip.   So at this point in the story I’m headed back to Artesia, New Mexico to see family and spend some time with a certain lady friend (grown up term for girlfriend).  The story is...
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Visitor Center blue sky view of red sandstone rock formations in Garden of the Gods park.

Garden of the Gods, Colorado – American Road Trip (pt23)

Sept 9th, 2015.  Day 31 of my American Road Trip.   After my glorious drive down to Colorado Springs from Denver, I stopped at the Garden of the Gods, an eye-popping collection of towering, jagged, red sandstone rock...
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Chris Rogers in high school and with business school friend.

Denver & Old Friends – American Road Trip (pt22)

Sept 8-9, 2015    Days 30-31 of my American Road Trip.   After about a week in Montana and Wyoming, it was time to make my way to Denver to see some old friends.  One of my best friends from high school and another great friend from...
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Grand Teton Mountain Range perfectly reflected in the Snake River with pine trees and yellow grass.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming – American Road Trip (pt21)

Sept 6-8 2015.    Days 28-30 of my American Road Trip.    After the sensory overload of Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park was a relaxing stop that also had it's fair share of bison encounters.  Nothing as cool as Earl, but sitting on...
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Male bison walking next to a gravel dirt road in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming – American Road Trip (pt20)

Sept 4-6, 2015.     Days 26-28 of my American Road Trip.   I’ve seen some amazing places in my life, but Yellowstone takes the prize.  Especially my up close encounter with the most chill bison in Yellowstone, Earl.  The park is an amazing...
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Red rocks and crystal clear pond amidst forest of Glacier National Park, Montana.

Glacier National Park, Montana – American Road Trip (pt19)

Sept 3, 2015 - Day 25 of my American Road Trip   Glacier National Park This is the first stop on my American Road Trip that reminded me of Switzerland with all of its massive peaks, long forested valley's, and very narrow windy roads...
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Scattered white tombstones in a yellow grassy field overlooking rolling hills. Little Bighorn National Monument, Montana.

Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana – American Road Trip (pt18)

Little Bighorn, Montana.   Driving across Montana exactly how I imagined it.  Very long stretches of wide open plains lined with ranches and the occasion farms.  Very peaceful.  And very remote.  I don't remember the last time I drove for hours...
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Panoramic Inn Valley view of Innsbruck and Nordkette mountain from Bergisel Ski Jump.

Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria.  A historic city that is also a mecca for outdoor sports enthusiasts because it’s located at the base of the Nordkette Mountain and Austria’s largest nature park, the Karwendel Nature Park.  It’s quite an amazing city, especially...
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Entrance view of Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming from about 2 miles away on a sunny September day.

Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming – American Road Trip (pt 17)

Devil's Tower National Monument sits in the beautiful countryside of northeast Wyoming.  Once again I didn't much about the monument, but multiple friends said I should go see it on my way to Yellowstone so I did.  Who was I to say no? The story...
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Close up of Crazy Horse Memorial Face.

Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota – American Road Trip (pt 16)

The Crazy Horse Memorial was one of the few places I remember reading about before I left on my 50-day American Road Trip.  I'm not sure how I stumbled upon it, but it was one of the few places I knew I had to see if I did end up in that part of...
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