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.