Road trip of few National Parks and Monuments in USA - Day 5

Asha Desh By Asha Desh, 12th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Seven day road trip across four states in USA. Wake up to different sites each day and in the process, rekindle the inner self _ Wyoming, Utah.

Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming.

Day 5 : Yellowstone Lake, Grand Teton National Park , Jackson Hole and Salt Lake City.
We left Yellowstone National Park in the morning, stopping by at the beautiful Yellowstone Lake for a while. From there we went to the Grand Teton National Park, located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Imagine that you went to see a movie on panoramic vision. You enter the theatre, seat yourself and wait for it to begin. The movie begins with a stunning landscape scene. Even though you expected it, it takes your breath away for a second. That is exactly the entrance view of the Grand Teton Park from the visitors’ gallery. One enters the building, climbs a few stairs and is stunned by the sight of the vast expanse of the beautiful landscape, captured and framed perfectly by the huge windows on the higher floor. Grand Teton Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, shimmering lakes, and colorful flora and abundant wildlife. The seasonal views are very different from each other. We were lucky to have gone in September, when the fall colors were just beginning to show. One can stand and simply stare at these mountain ranges for long times.

On the road.

Today involved a lot of time on the road. It was miles and miles and hours and hours of driving in vast areas of nature. We appreciated the efforts of our driver and the tour guide, who kept each other alert, while the passengers took naps, read books, or went through their pictures on their cameras.One cannot help but wonder at the large expanse of unoccupied space all through this part of the country. The weather was still good in September, but one can just imagine how it would be at the peak of the winter. Definitely not a trip for the faint of heart at that time of the year. We passed through the beautiful valley of Jackson Hole and stopped there for lunch and then proceeded to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Salt lake City, Utah.

We visited the State Capitol, in Salt Lake City, which amazingly was open to visitors even on a Sunday. The building is large and grandly decorated. The native Indian in the front of the building and the various statues inside, depicting math, science, immigration and other features are very thought provoking. We had plenty of time to tour the downtown area of Salt Lake City, with landmark sites like the Beehive House, Eagle Gate Monument, and the beautiful area of the Temple Square. One of the churches there is open to all visitors, but the main attraction is the large Church of the Latter Day Saints open only to its members. The public cannot see the interior, but the external façade is in itself a wonderful sight. A model of it can be seen in the museum across the street. I was reminded of Ralph Emerson’s quote, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”. The early founders of the Latter Day Saints did just that in Salt Lake City.


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author avatar aymhoupa
12th Oct 2015 (#)

Will you post a Day 6 ? :)

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author avatar Asha Desh
14th Oct 2015 (#)

Yes, and end this series with day 7.
Move on to narrative writing and essays! Thanks.

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