Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

On our road trip to Yellowstone last month we stopped by a number of places we might not otherwise visit.  In Eastern Washington, it was the tiny town of Zillah for a look at the Teapot Dome Service Station, a charming piece of Americana.  For those of you unacquainted with American history, the Teapot Dome Scandal of the 1920s involved bribery and corruption in the leasing of oil reserves and was the most serious government scandal in the U.S. before Watergate.  The gas station built in 1922 was a nod to the scandal, though the real ‘Teapot Dome’ was the location of one of the leased oil reserves  in Wyoming.

We stopped by Craters of the Moon (the one on earth in Idaho) where we hiked trails in the blazing sun over lava encrusted landscape;

including to the top of a cinder cone where the air was dry and windy.

We visited the Grand Tetons,  surely a destination in itself, but for us a drive-thru and overshadowed by its neighbor to the north,

Yellowstone National Park, our final destination and the best of the best places people visit.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Places People Visit  CFFC.

~ Susanne

10 Comments on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

  1. Great landscapes, but my favourite is the teapot petrol station. I love the thing about America where they have building shaped like objects and food. A hot dog stand in the shape of a hot dog, and a doughnut-shaped doughnut shop, etc. We have nothing like those over here.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks Pete. I think that was my favorite too – (at least in this post.) 🙂 It was so charming and the colors were perfect. It was a fun place to stop on the way to somewhere else!

  2. The Craters of the Moon landscape definitely is one place I can imagine people on foot, horseback, or in wagons in the 19th Century coming to and thinking, “Maybe New England wasn’t so bad afterall!” It’s a formidable landscape. Being a Wesgterner, my first thought when I drove through there was, ” I bet there are lots of rattlesnakes in all those nooks and crannies….”

  3. What a trip! I would love to go hiking in Yellowstone National Park, but all these other stop-offs look fantastic too! ❤

  4. Nice set of photos. I was impressed when I visited Craters of the Moon, particularly by the idea that someone thought it a good idea to take Oregon Trail pioneers through that area.

    • Thank you. It’s an interesting area for sure. I know the Oregon Trail is nearby but I hadn’t thought about the pioneers going through there. Not a good place to take horses and wagons.

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