Our 6th fabulous road trip to the cottage for the summer took us through Zion, the Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone, the Little Big Horn Battlefield, the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, and across the North Shore of Lake Superior. Here are a few ‘literary’ highlights:

“The Grand lift of the Tetons . . . a primal gesture of the earth beneath a greater sky.”                                                                                                             — Ansel Adams

“The Tetons . . . loomed up grandly against the sky. From this point it is perhaps the finest pictorial range in the United States or ever.”        — Thomas Moran

“I ascended the hills from where I had a most pleasing view of the country, particularly the wide and fertile valley. By the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers . . . the whole face of the country was covered with herds of Buffalo, Elk and Antelope; deer are also abundant.”                                                                      — Meriwether Lewis

“We had a big fight in the bottom, got whipped like hell and I am damned glad to see you.” — 2nd Lt. Luther Hare, Co. K, 7th Cavalry; Little Big Horn, Montana

“The smoke was like a great cloud and everywhere the Sioux went, the dust rose like smoke. We circled all around them. . . swirling like water around a stone.”                                                                     — Two Moons, Northern Cheyenne; Little Big Horn, Montana

“Stars can’t shine without darkness.” — Blind River, Ontario motel sign (North Shore, Lake Huron)

“Know the power that is peace.” Black Elk (Confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers, North Dakota)

“Go slow. Remember that bull is some cow’s beau.” — Road sign, North Dakota

“Well done, Dad. I’m awesome!” — Father’s Day sign at motel out of Dryden, Ontario, above Lake Superior





  1. Dan Beeaff says:

    Great quotes!

    Sent from my iPad



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