In no real order:
1)Yellowstone needs to be on EVERYONE's bucket list. If you have not been there, you need to go. It is that spectacular!!
2)Little Bighorn Battlefield is a surreal place. It was very quiet and eerie there. You can really use your imagination and create the battle and what happened in your mind.
3)The people of Montana and Wyoming and South Dakota I met are hardworking, nice, no-nonsense folks. A true breath of fresh air.
4)I saw more Subarus and 4WD diesel pickups than you can shake a stick at!
5)Grand Tetons were breathtaking, another place noone should miss.
6)Wall, SD, is a LONG way from home. I found that out, 808 miles and 14 hours later.......
7)Al's Oasis Inn in Chamberlain, SD is a must stop. Rustic decor, real buffalo burgers, and a great salad bar, what else do you need?
8)The geyser area is overrated. Go north to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and places like that, unbelieveable!!
9)I heard VERY LITTLE english while out there. I heard a LOT of Korean, Chinese, Japansese, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguse spoken, however......
10)Idiots exist everywhere. I saw two guys walk right up to a full grown bull buffalo and take flash pictures. Sounds like a death wish to me.
11)There are NO $5 footlongs at Subway in West Yellowstone, MT, try $8.50!!
12)Gas mileage is really good in a minivan when the max speed limit is 45 mph.......
13)Full grown elk are HUGE animals!!
14)A long zoom on a camera is a must!
15)Mountain rivers have COLD water in them!
16)High altitude hiking makes you appreciate low altitude oxygen......
17)Bears and moose are elusive animals
18)They have chipmunks and squirrels out there that can run 40mph, I swear!!
19) An osprey is a majestic creature.
20)I will never underestimate the power of Suri (Iphone) and my GPS ever again!