Aliens, Bear Attacks and Exploring National Parks: North America Tour #7

This has to be my favourite post when it comes to the photos, North America is something else I tell you! Take me back! 

For one night we were lucky enough to stay in a camp ground looking up towards Devils Tower - you couldn't get more scenic then that! If you didn't know Devils Tower is the big rock which is in the alien film Close Encounters. While we were there we watched a screening of the film outside with the tower in the background, quite surreal but unfortunately it's not the best film ever made - I was more interested in a huge bag of M&Ms.

Yellowstone National Park. As you can see it is breathtaking, there's a crazy amount of wildlife, beautiful geysers, hot springs and glistening lakes. The elks were my favourite to watch, so beautiful! 

When we stopped for a bathroom break crowds of people were around the bathroom, as we got closer we saw that a buffalo was just chilling next to it. It was actually scary because the park rangers say to stay two bus lengths away from any of the larger animals as they can be very dangerous. The park ranger was shouting at people to move but some would stop at nothing to get that epic selfie shot with the buffalo! Luckily the buffalo was happy just chilling.

The nights camping at Yellowstone were my favourite, we stayed two nights next to the most beautiful lake. One evening we went kyaking and were extremely entertained by creative silhouette shots in front of the sunset and the lake. But that night, the worst happened...a bear attack. Ok an exaggeration but in the middle of the night I woke up and put on my jumper as it got extremely chilly. As I lay back down, I could hear this big animal start to make it's way towards the tent making grunting noises and heavily breathing. It started sniffing the tent and I honestly have never been so scared in my life; I thought yup, this is the end. The heavy breathing carried on for another ten minutes until I realised it must have taken a nap RIGHT OUTSIDE the tent. I didn't even wake my boyfriend up because I was frozen in fear, another half an hour later I heard it grunt, wake itself up and walk away towards the lake. Hahah I know it sounds ridiculous but at the time I was certain it was a bear, when I told everyone in the morning they just said it was probably someone snoring. THANKS GUYS I just had the most terrifying night of my life. That's the last time I camp outside a lake.

Anyway, before I have another meltdown let's sweep that swiftly under the carpet and never discuss this again.

Before heading to Grand Teton (the photos with the gorgeous mountains and lake) we headed for a pancake house and I had a huge plate of buttermilk pancakes and strawberries. Despite tasting like heaven, it defeated me. It was a sad time. Following this we went to Jenny's Lake in Grand Teton and went on a hike around the lake. It was stunning, the lake was so clear and still. At the end of our hike we chilled by the lake side and watched people as they rode past on their paddle boats. We dipped our feet, and looked over the dreamy scenery in awe. I'd love to go there again.

Hannah x

17 comments

  1. Such beautiful photos! I'm so jealous of your trip x

    girl in albion | uk fashion blog

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  2. These photos are beautiful! I would absolutely love to travel America.. It's just amazing! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  3. Those photos are amazing! I've never even considered Yellowstone before but now I definitely want to visit. Although your bear encounter sounds terrifying, I'm not sure I could deal with that after reading about bears obsessively a few months ago.

    Laura
    www.shortsoul.com
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    1. Hahaha it was seriously scary but Yellowstone was utterly stunning! x

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  4. Wow..! Powerful and breathtaking photos there ! Litterally dying to go to Yellowstone. I got a thing for destructive places in the world haha

    www.caetera-moda.blogspot.com

    xx

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  5. I'm loving these travel posts! The bear situation sounds scary (unless it was someone snoring) but you did well lying there. I would have been straight out the tent haha

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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  6. Sounds like you had an absolutely amazing experience. The views look awesome there as well. Definitely going on the bucket list of places to visit!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  7. Stunning pictures - it must have been a great trip! x

    The Belle Narrative

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  8. haha your bear attack story sounds legitimately frightening, I would have been so frozen in panic.....
    Also, Yellowstone looks breathtaking!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  9. These photos are amazing! I just returned from America and I this post makes me want to go back already...

    www.fashionatic.be

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  10. wonderful impressions! love these photos, I really miss the states x

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  11. Beautiful photographs.That looks like an amazing camping site. The bear story was really frightening though.I would have freaked out and imagined of something like The Blairwitch Project Haha.

    - Wildfire Charm

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    1. The camping sites were so much better than I was expecting! Oh god I know! It will stay with me for life no doubt haha!

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  12. These pictures are amazing! I wonder if you could tell me how do you edit them, adding those titles :)

    I follow you, here's my blog if you want to check it out : www.lecoinbeauty.blogspot.com

    Greetings from Spain

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    1. Thank you, I use picmonkey to add text I've downloaded and play around with backgrounds until I like it :) Hope that helps. I'll check out your blog now :) Thanks for reading x

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  13. Goooorgeous photos, Hannah. This post pretty much epitomises my dreams of America x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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