Motor Coach Tour 2011
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This years trip took place from May 18th to June 1st. The trip was a Globus motor coach tour called America's National Parks. This tour started in Denver, Colorado and concluded in Salt Lake City, Utah. This trip was only two weeks long, which is short by my standards. I will make up for this with the 2012 trip. The major sights on this tour were Mt Rushmore; the Crazy Horse Monument; Deadwood, South Dakota; Cody, Wyoming; Yellowstone National Park; Grand Teton Nation Park; Jackson, Wyoming and Salt Lake City, Utah. There were a few other sights some of which I will include on the pages that follow.

As usual on the first page of these vacation sites, I will include some thanks to people and groups that helped make the trip work well. First, as usual, is Colleen Renton of Goliger's Travelplus in Brantford, for her always skill full job of setting up these trips. Thanks also to the people at the Toronto Airport Hilton and everyone I interacted with at American Airlines. Special thanks to Globus tour director Jack Fricano for his expert tour direction under difficult mostly weather related circumstances, and his incredible wealth of knowledge about the area (I guess over 20 years of doing this helps) and to coach driver Lee for having to deal with those weather conditions. Additional thanks to the 21 other tour participants who helped make it go so well, and the Radisson Hotel Downtown in Salt Lake. No thanks to the US National Weather Service for the crummy weather for most of the tour (even though there was nothing they could have done about it).

Below is a calendar showing the 14 days of the trip. This calendar also acts as an index so you click on the link and go to a specific page of your choice if you so desire. The navigation bars at the top and bottom of each page will allow you to move through the pages in the order that things occurred during the trip.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

May 18th

Home to
Toronto
Airport
Hilton

May 19th

Toronto to
Denver via
Dallas

May 20th

Denver
Colorado

May 21st

Denver
to
Rapid City,
South Dakota

May 22nd

Rapid City
(Mt. Rushmore
and
Crazy Horse
Monuments)

May 23rd

Rapid City
to
Sheridan,
Wyoming
via
Sturgis,
Deadwood,
and
Lead

May 24th

Sheridan
to
Cody,
Wyoming

May 25th
(Pt. 1)

May 25th
(Pt. 2)

Cody
to
Yellowstone
National
Park

May 26th

Yellowstone
National
Park

May 27th

Yellowstone
National
Park
to
Jackson,
Wyoming
via
Grand Teton
National Park

May 28th

Jackson,
Wyoming

(Snake River
Float Trip in
Grand Teton
National Park)

May 29th

Jackson
to
Salt Lake City,
Utah

May 30th

Salt Lake City
Day 1

May 31st

Salt Lake City
Day 2

June 1st

Salt Lake City
to
Home
via
Dallas

This site is being built about three months after my return from the trip. Some of the information may not be perfect but it should be mostly correct. My apologies for any errors that you might find.

Created: July 30, 2011
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:47 PM