Our plan this year is to fly into Las Vegas (again, I hear you cry!) I don’t think I need to say anything about Las Vegas apart from the fact that this will be our first visit in five years! No wonder we’ve been experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Then, after a week of sun, fine dining and shopping we will drive, via Salt Lake City (Utah’s high-elevation capital, bordered by the buoyant waters of the Great Salt Lake and the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range and headquarters of the Mormon Church) to Grand Teton National Park (one of our most favourite places in America) and Yellowstone National Park. Grand Teton National Park is in the northwest of the U.S state of Wyoming. It encompasses the Teton mountain range, the 4,000-meter Grand Teton peak, and the valley known as Jackson Hole. We will be staying in a log cabin for a week (for those who remember our ‘big trip’ of 2013, this cabin is not at 8,000 feet above sea level so, fingers crossed, I won’t be suffering from altitude sickness!!!) Yellowstone National Park, mostly in Wyoming, is a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. It features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful and is also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope. After a week of hiking and photography we will return, vis Salt Lake City again, to Las Vegas for a couple of days before flying back home.