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.