Sunday, August 31, 2008
I want to thank Justine for putting my blog on as a place to visit but I sure would like to get my site up to par like some I have seen... They are fantastic and Justine's is really cool... she is so talented with her blog...
Well stay tuned anyways... I'll be back with a update later
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It didn't stop us from going up into Canada's Waterton Glacier Park which is the continuation of our Glacier Park which they call it the two of them the International Peace Park.
Beautiful scenery and the neatest little town (Waterton) right in the middle of the park. It was the first time we ever saw a actual town in a National Park. Not to many animal sightings in this park, 1 bear and 2 deers.
We had lunch at the famous Prince of Whales Hotel. It was a typical European style building. I had Shepperd's Pie which was really tasty and Ralph stuck with a burger and salad. A really neat thing they did there was a high tea at 3:00 where you got tea and a beautiful tray of all kind of petite desserts. How fancy was that... there were a lot of families with young daughters enjoying it. I bet they felt like a princess.
After dinner we drove around a little more in the park and then headed back to our little home Tassie at St. Marys - KOA..... Had to walk our little dog Tiffy... I know after 8 hours she was crossing her little legs... ;-D
Monday, August 25, 2008
What a wonderful day we had today... We started out this morning with a ride to Many Glacier and was very excited about exploring a new area in the park. As we are headed towards the entrance of the park we are greeted with the usual beautiful rushing rivers and magnificent snow topped mountains.
As we were driving along the main road Ralph all of a sudden spotted 2 huge bears exploring by the side of the river. My first spotting of bears that I could actually could photograph. They were just close enough for me to take pictures but far enough away that I could beat them to the car if they decided that I was on the menu today... Further up the road we went for a short hike to see the most beautiful waterfall... it was quite dynamic. What an appetite we worked up after our little hike so off to the Many Glacier Lodge for some lunch where we indulged with a Buffalo Bacon Burger & fries... YUM!
After we left the park we drove home to walk Tiffy and take her with us for a nice ride down Hwy 89 & 49. That was the way our GPS had advised us to go to get here from Glacier Meadow RV Park but someone had told us not to take that route as it was to steep and curvy. Boy was it ever... thank goodness we had met a man who had driven it and warned us. Talk about sharp drop offs... I swear some of them were around a mile or more.. YIKES VERY SCARY!!!! The funny thing up here they have what they call free ranging cows and you have to watch out that you don't hit them with your car... They are everywhere.. ;-D
Tomorrow we are heading for Canada... we want to have lunch at the Prince of Whales Hotel... Until then.....
Sunday, August 24, 2008
We went for a drive on Saturday and ended up at Izaak Walton Inn which we found interesting because we had stayed at a Izaak Walton Lodge in Yankeetown, Fl. many years ago. The Izaak Walton Inn was built next to the railroad yard in 1939 for the use of railroad service personnel. It was also intended to serve as an entrance to Glacier National Park between East Glacier and West Glacier, but this plan never materialized. I have since found out there are several Inns named after Mr. Walton but I had know idea who he was. I looked him up and it appears that he as an author of a book called THE COMPLEAT ANGLER (1653) and some other books that were not as recognized. Anywho it was a lovely place and we enjoyed sitting in there front gardens and watching the trains go by.
We will be here at St. Marys - KOA for the next 5 days... we usually try too avoid staying at KOAs but this was the nicer of the 2 RV parks in this area. We have a nice pull trough site and a beautiful view of the mountains right out the front window. From this area we will be visiting the North part of Glacier NP. Those trips will include Many Glaciers & Waterton-Glacier up in Canada.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
These are just 2 of the many waterfalls in the park. The one that Ralph & I are standing at is still covered with snow. It was like being in front of an air conditioner.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Ralph & I at Two Medicine Lake Another view of Two Medicine Lake
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
After a while our tummies started growling and we started looking for a nice spot to picnic but had no luck finding a place we were happy with. As we were entering West Yellowstone we decided to go into Yellowstone Natl' Park and find a spot there by the river... Soon we were all set up and enjoying our lunch while listening to the river & the trees rustling in the wind. Sadly knowing it was our last time there we packed up and returned to the campsite. Tomorrow a new adventure starts.....