Manifest Destiny 2015

Doing What Crocker Girls Do Best

After looking up what there is to do in Denver (not much), we realized that our time might be better spent in neighboring Boulder. A college town, Boulder had a nice pedestrian walking area with shops and restaurants, so we thought that was more up our alley. After a two hour drive from Laramie, we… Continue reading Doing What Crocker Girls Do Best

Manifest Destiny 2015

“Is That An Animal or a Rock? It’s a Rock.”

We woke up early in West Yellowstone to head into our Yellowstone adventure. I skipped breakfast to get an extra half-hour or so of sleep while everyone else ate at the hotel. Worth it. I was happy with my granola bar. We weren't far from the gate to the National Park. After driving in the… Continue reading “Is That An Animal or a Rock? It’s a Rock.”

Manifest Destiny 2015

The Day We Ate Idaho

We slept in a bit before leaving our Fairfield Inn in Twin Falls, Idaho. After leaving that town, we were in the farm belt of America, passing fields and fields of what I assumed were potato crops. An Idaho license plate reads, "Scenic Idaho: Famous Potatoes." So basically I drove through Idaho past many celebrities.… Continue reading The Day We Ate Idaho

Manifest Destiny 2015

Nevada: Dirt, Mountains, and the Occasional Casino

Today was, for the most part, a long driving day through the vast wasteland of Nevada, but first we had a few stops to start the day. First, we visited Mono Lake, a lake outside of Yosemite National Park famous for alkaline waters that create unusual rock formations known as tufas. We went to their… Continue reading Nevada: Dirt, Mountains, and the Occasional Casino

Manifest Destiny 2015

…And Then There Were Cows

Alternate Title: The day we took the minivan offroading Alternate Title 2: The day we ruined the rental car Alternate Title 3: How are you enjoying your rest day, Memere? As you can probably see, some stuff went down today. We started the day off pretty mildly. We went to Pop's Restaurant for breakfast. Yep,… Continue reading …And Then There Were Cows

Manifest Destiny 2015

The Hotel That’s Stuck in the 70s

Early this morning, Auntie Brenda, Justin and Owen left for home in Virginia, leaving six of us to continue on our journey. From this point on, our trip was less about seeing the big cities of California and seeing the natural wonders of the western US. Today marked the start of our journey to Yosemite… Continue reading The Hotel That’s Stuck in the 70s