Travels with #WoolleyLamb

In August / September we took a US road trip during which I added four new states to my tally – Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. One of those was unexpected. We also gained a new travelling companion – meet Woolley Lamb! Our first night was spent near Denver International Airport in Woolley’s Classic Suites (highly recommended) where we met Woolley. Staff suggest you take him with you, then post photos of where he’s been. While his friends played about pretending they were at the Olympics…

… Woolley came with us to:

The Snowy Range, WY:

The Wind River Range, WY:

Grand Teton National Park, WY, where he needed a bit of help not to blow away:

Mesa Nature Trail, ID:

Yellowstone National Park, WY:

Woolley Lamb

The Montana State Line. This is claimed to be the highest State welcome sign in the US – and it marks the 45th Parallel too, so we were exactly half way between the North Pole and the Equator:


Rocky Mountain National Park, CO:

Mile High City – Denver, CO, where, on the thirteenth step of the State Capitol, Woolley was exactly one mile above sea-level:

What now? I have been frantically sorting through hundreds of photographs and a huge pile of  information leaflets so that I can blog about our road-trip. Woolley, on the other hand, has been relaxing in a corner of the sofa.

However, he needn’t get too comfortable! We have plans for him – maybe he will meet some of his Scottish cousins on a country walk and we can send the pictures back to the hotel. In the meantime, blogging proper on our trip begins next week.

Hope to see you then!


68 thoughts on “Travels with #WoolleyLamb

  1. Liesbet September 29, 2016 / 12:03

    You and Woolly hit some of the greatest national parks of this country! I am looking forward to the write-up and more photos, especially of Grand Teton and Yellowstone. Fantastic!


    • Anabel Marsh September 29, 2016 / 12:08

      Thanks Liesbet! I’m slowly getting organised with posts.


  2. Pit September 29, 2016 / 13:30

    Looks like a great road trip for Woolly. 🙂 I’m looking forward to your posts about the trip.


  3. Suzanne et Pierre September 29, 2016 / 14:02

    Looking forward to seeing your photos. We have been to some of these places and they are totally amazing…good luck with the sorting of pictures. I find that to be a huge task when I am back from a vacation…(Suzanne)


    • Anabel Marsh September 29, 2016 / 15:13

      It sure is! I might be posting them till next summer…..


      • Suzanne et Pierre September 29, 2016 / 15:17

        I totally understand. I am still posting pictures from our trip to PEI and we are about to go on another vacation…


        • Anabel Marsh September 29, 2016 / 15:18

          Well, the solution is just to stay at home! Wait, that’s not such a good idea…….


  4. Achim Spengler September 29, 2016 / 14:52

    Lucky WoolleyLamb 🙂
    Great pictures, thanks for sharing, Anabel.

    best regards



  5. Eunice September 29, 2016 / 14:55

    I love Woolley Lamb, he looks really sweet. Do you have to send him back to the hotel or can you keep him?

    A children’s nursery where I worked a few years ago had a bear and any child going on holiday was allowed to take it with them and take photos of it in different places but they always had to return it to the nursery afterwards.

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    • Anabel Marsh September 29, 2016 / 15:17

      No, we get to keep him – everyone was given one (if they wanted it). It’s good publicity for them I guess. Great idea about the nursery – a collection of the bear’s “holidays” could teach children so much about other places.


  6. Helen C September 29, 2016 / 15:40

    Good morning, Anabel. Woolley reminds me of the little stuffed sheep I bought in Ireland. 😉 Now he is going to be jealous of Woolley for traveling to so many places. Ha.
    Have a great day.


    • Anabel Marsh September 29, 2016 / 15:47

      Thanks Helen! He hasn’t actually left my living room since we came home, but I expect he needed to rest after all his American adventures 😉

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  7. ms6282 September 29, 2016 / 15:52

    I bet that trip was more fun than Tibet 😉


  8. joylovestravel September 29, 2016 / 16:52

    Looking forward to reading about this one very much! We did a similar trip years ago to those states (not Idaho) and loved it. It was pre digital photos though and ours all look a bit faded these days!


    • Anabel Marsh September 29, 2016 / 16:59

      The scenery is absolutely stunning, isn’t it? The colours in Yellowstone are awesome.

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  9. clicksclan September 29, 2016 / 20:18

    Wow, I bet Woolley’s all tired out after that travelling (and I’m sure you are too).

    The photos look great and I can’t wait to hear more about it. 🙂


    • Anabel Marsh September 29, 2016 / 21:02

      He is! Still sitting on the sofa, but I’m recovering.


  10. Cheryl Wright September 29, 2016 / 22:16

    What breathtaking pictures. I love looking at mountains. Thank you for sharing!


  11. Hilary Melton-Butcher September 30, 2016 / 09:28

    Hi Anabel – well Woolley Lamb looks set to be around for a while … could provide a little side-line extra to your blogging life … and visiting friends and countries. Looks like an amazing trip – fabulous views … mile high and half-ways … cheers Hilary


    • Anabel Marsh September 30, 2016 / 09:52

      Thanks Hilary – I’m getting quite fond of Woolley Lamb!


  12. BeckyB September 30, 2016 / 13:12

    oh what a brilliant idea and he’s adorable too . . looks like a fabulous trip. I’m very envious especially of Montana . . a state I’ve wanted to go to for years.


    • Anabel Marsh September 30, 2016 / 15:48

      We just nipped in there for a couple of nights and out again, but liked what we saw.

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  13. Ann Coleman September 30, 2016 / 20:09

    Woolley looks as if he is having a wonderful time! Thanks for the photos…they made me smile!


    • Anabel Marsh September 30, 2016 / 21:01

      I think he enjoyed himself, but he was rather quiet so it was hard to tell!


  14. Heyjude September 30, 2016 / 23:50

    I thought you were being quiet, but since I was away from home too (though not in such exotic surroundings) I haven’t been visiting many blogs. I am quite envious because you have been to all the places that I want to visit in the US. In fact we should have been going to Denver ourselves this month – had the OH written a paper for a conference there, but he declined 😦
    Looks like Woolley had a great time – he’ll have bragging rights! Jasper and Justin Beaver will be sooo jealous 😀


    • Anabel Marsh September 30, 2016 / 23:59

      How very uncooperative of OH! We liked Denver, sometimes when we visit a city at the end of a hiking trip we get overwhelmed. Too many people! Too much traffic! But Denver is very easy to walk around. Fabulous Botanic Garden you would love too.

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        • Anabel Marsh October 1, 2016 / 08:30

          It will probably be Christmas before I get round to writing that up at the rate I’m going!

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          • Heyjude October 1, 2016 / 15:41

            I’m thinking my recent travel around the UK will last me the whole of winter! Which is just as well if the weather is too bad to get out and take new photos.

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    • Anabel Marsh October 1, 2016 / 08:32

      Thank you – much more scenery to come! Yellowstone was particularly awesome.


  15. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy October 1, 2016 / 19:27

    We have been discussing a trip out west this next summer – I think seeing your pictures is only going to encourage another trip out there for us!


  16. cassam101 October 2, 2016 / 18:40

    The scenery is stunning. I suspect there might be the odd bear or two in that park.


    • Anabel Marsh October 2, 2016 / 19:11

      There are bears – but we never saw any at all! John was quite disappointed. I was less disappointed!


  17. Blue Sky Scotland October 3, 2016 / 00:57

    Looks a great trip. The Wind River Range and the Tetons always feature in old westerns including True Grit, which is mainly how I’ve seen them.


    • Anabel Marsh October 3, 2016 / 07:46

      I didn’t realise that! Tetons, yes, but I hadn’t heard of the Wind River Range.


  18. Dudhwa National Park October 3, 2016 / 11:39

    It would appear that an extraordinary street trip for Woolly…🙂! Extraordinary pictures, a debt of gratitude is in order for sharing, Anabel.Looking forward to your blog entries on your US voyages.


  19. Birgit October 3, 2016 / 17:29

    I love that the lamb had such a great trip:) Wonderful vistas and love the humour


    • Anabel Marsh October 3, 2016 / 17:47

      Poor Lamb, he’s led a very dull life since we came home! I haven’t taken him anywhere.


  20. anotherday2paradise October 3, 2016 / 22:21

    Loved our road trip to Yellowstone, even though it was freezing cold and thick with snow and ice a lot of the way, and that was the end of May. I’d love to go back in summer. Woolley is so cute and very pampered by the look of it. 😅


    • Anabel Marsh October 3, 2016 / 22:33

      It was cold in the mornings when we were there (end August) with iced-up windscreens a couple of times, but it soon warmed up.

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  21. lisadorenfest October 15, 2016 / 04:22

    Well it looks like a good time was had by all on your recent road trip. Will be interesting to see Wolley Lamb make his way through Scotland


    • Anabel Marsh October 15, 2016 / 07:58

      Thanks Lisa. Poor Woolley has been confined to barracks since we got back -we’ve been too busy to have any day trips! Hope that changes soon 🙂

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  22. Turbotroll November 3, 2016 / 00:38

    Love it! Where will WolleyLamb end up next, I wonder….


    • Anabel Marsh November 3, 2016 / 07:39

      He seems to be enjoying himself in his new Scottish home!


  23. Traveller January 23, 2017 / 10:04

    The travelling lamb! I would love to travel with this little guy.


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