Writer’s Note: This post is WAY after the fact. Why? Well, my family gave me a wonderful welcome home present: a wicked cold. After I recovered from the remnants of a horrible weekend spent bedridden while the beautiful sunshine and fall breeze beckoned from outside, I started work and I have been elbow deep working. So, here, almost two months later, is my trip!
I recently accepted a job that brings me back to Ontario. I used the opportunity of driving back home to cross off a few things from my bucket list. I was so excited to share this trip with my amazing mother. We planned it to be a four-day, three-night road trip through Southern Alberta, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan until finally hitting home in Ontario. But plans change.
The 4,788 km trip took us up and down mountains through the Great Plains and finally to the populated central states. We went through UNESCO World Heritage sites and National Forests. My mom and I were astounded by the amazing vistas we saw along the way.
I name this the Old West Roadtrip because of the amazing beauty of the American West and once we got onto the Interstate, there wasn’t much else to see or take pictures of.