Robyn Mitchell and her mom Kathryn are bone fide Torontonians who have been living in the U.S. for quite some time. Robyn attended university in North Carolina before landing a great job in public relations in Washington, D.C. But the west coast had always beckoned to her and after working in the District for close to four years, she finally got an opportunity to move to Seattle. When the deal was sealed, she and her mom — who currently lives in Boston — thought they’d take advantage of the 3,000 mile distance and hit the road for a cross-country road trip! In early July, they set out to drive across the western part of the U.S. with some of Robyn’s stuff in tow. It took them seven days, starting in Kansas City, with stops in Colorado (Denver, Boulder), Wyoming (Jackson, Grand Tetons Park, Yellowstone), Montana (Ennis) and Washington (Spokane, Seattle). Robyn chronicled every step of their western adventures – and here are just a few of her best.
Both Kathryn and Robyn will be back in Toronto this summer for their annual Muskoka respite – and will undoubtedly be back in the city later this year!
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A step back in time in Kansas
Driving through Kansas
Driving past Holcomb, Kansas, the town in Capote’s “In Cold Blood”
Critical pit stop in Laramie, Wyoming
The landscape in Wyoming
A bit more mountainous in Wyoming
A glimpse of Jackson, Wyoming in the distance
Our first glimpse of the Grand Tetons near Jackson, Wyoming
A valley in Wyoming
Another mountainous view in Wyoming
Can’t get enough of the mountains in Wyoming
Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park
View of Inspiration Point in Grand Teton National Park
A stop on my hike up to Inspiration Point
Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park
Long distance view of the Grand Tetons
On our float trip in Grand Tetons National Park
Rainbow after a storm in the park
The sun setting on the Grand Tetons
Another shot of the sunset over the Grand Tetons
One last glimpse of the mountains on our way out of the park
A steaming hot geyser pool in Yellowstone
Old Faithful right on cue
Spotted a grizzly mother and her two cubs in Yellowstone
A stunning waterfall in Yellowstone
The Grand Canyon in Yellowstone
A view from our friend’s backyard in Ennis, Montana
One last glimpse of beautiful Montana before we head to Washington!
Driving through Washington state on the way into Seattle
We’ve arrived! The beautiful skyline of Seattle.