Thursday, September 06, 2007

Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana - four states in 2 days

Oh, transversing 4 states in 2 days is an achievement! What did you do over the Labor Day weekend? Well, we went for a trip again! But this time, we SAVED a lot...redeeming hotel/motel stays and redeeming car rental. Yes, indirectly. Hotel/motel stays were FREE using Priority Club Rewards (hoobie accumulated many points from all his business trips), FREE car rental too(another of hoobie's points - Advantage car rental, chalked up from his biz trips) -other than us, topping up for auto insurance. We have wanted to fly straight Jackson Hole and take day tours to Yellowstone, but the trip would have cost us more than $2000. :O

With all the redeemable points, what we need to do is just to get ourselves air tickets! :D ..and our trip turned out slightly less than $1000 for air tickets, one night stay in West Yellowstone where we could not find a Priority Club Rewards hotel in that area, and auto-insurance. Including meals, the trip cost would have been no more than $1200.

Utah - Idaho - Wyoming - Montana: Four states in 2 days and the purpose was just to visit Yellowstone National Park - the world's first National Park. Yellowstone National Park is different from the rest of the national parks we visited before - national parks in New Zealand, other national parks in the US including Yosemite, Banff and Jasper in Canada. Different because of the abundance of active geysers and hot springs in the park.

Now, I'm thinking how to update my trip - shall I do it by chronological sequence or landmarks or states...just how should I categorize them? Maybe I will just do so by landmark and location where ever possible, and maybe by theme such as food, wildlife, interesting finds.

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