Heading east on 84 along the Columbia River Gorge

Arrived near the gates of Yellowstone in one day and got an early start the next morning

The road through Yellowstone

The bison had the last word on when (or if) we could proceed

Up close with the bisons

The Yellowstone River

Day three among the monuments of Wyoming and South Dakota

Devil's Tower

Ira on the trail around Devil's Tower

Ira walking in Yellowstone and a few days later standing with the Jolly Green Giant in Minnesota

Typical views across Wyoming

Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer, South Dakota

Hanging out with the presidents at Mt. Rushmore

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Arriving Chicago to spend Christmas

Seeing the amazing architecture and artworks in Chicago

Things were quite quiet in town early Christmas morning

View of the lights and buildings from Millennium Park

The Congress Hotel from Grant Park

Lake Michigan

Our view from a pretty nice hotel

Interesting perspective of an old fire escape

Checking out my old neighborhood of Fulton Market

Fulton Market neighborhood

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio

Crossing into New York on the Thru-way, a trip I've made many times

Admiring the view from the American side of Niagara Falls