To make the move out to Davidson this summer, my wife Sally and I decided to do a cross-country trip from California to North Carolina. We opted for the Northern Route, and stopped in some incredibly beautiful places, including Craters of the Moon NP in Idaho, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Devil’s Tower, Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, and more. We also enjoyed seeing some of America’s mid-western cities, from Sioux City to Des Moines to Indianapolis. We did a fair amount of camping, and also stayed in some beautiful bed and breakfasts (in places like Grinnell, Iowa, Nashville, TN, and Lousville, KY). All in all, an amazing trip, with lots of highlights, including and especially the bison of Yellowstone! Along with the moose, antelope, elk and prarie dogs (!) we also were fortunate to see, they reminded us of the beauty and wonder of wildlife and the natural world.