29 June 2008

Glacier National Park

We left St. Regis around noon on June 28th for the Rocky Mountain "Hi" RV Park in Kalispell, Montana. We arrived around 3pm and settled into our site with no trouble. The rest of the day was uneventful but we did get a lesson from a fellow RV'er on how to put our awning into place. Not so tough a task as I had feared and it provides a nice shaded patio for us to hang out on hot afternoons.

We headed out for Glacier National Park just after 11am this morning. Our campsite is about 30 minutes drive from the park entrance through some beautiful scenery. Grace enjoyed the drive and once we entered the park it was magnificent! We stopped at the Apgar Visitor Center first to browse the shops, pick up a national park passport, and find Kate some tea. We accomplished 2 out of 3 but were out of lck on the tea because the only thing available was Lipton tea bags at $1.49 each. Uh-uh, no way said Kate.

Next we drove to the Lake McDonald Lodge and booked a boat tour on...you guessed it...Lake McDonald! While we waited for the departure time I managed to find Kate a cup of black tea w/ orange spice. We boarded the boat at 1:30 and cruised the lake for about an hour before resuming our drive through GNP. We drove as far as the "weeping wall", a waterfall cascading down onto the road. We stopped for pics and then turned around and headed back down the mountain (the road is closed beyond the weeping wall for a few more days due to snow removal) and headed back to our campsite for the evening. We took lots of pics and we'll post some here tomorrow.

We leave for Yellowstone National Park around 11am on Monday morning. We'll spend the night at the KOA in Deer Lodge, Montana and then arrive in West Yellowstone on Tuesday afternoon.



OTRgirl said...

So glad that you're doing a cross-country blog! It will be fun to follow your adventures.

Jennifer said...

Sounds fun and beautiful!
look forward to pics...
How is the Remdawg doi'n?