I’ve been a little out of touch because our Internet coverage has been almost nonexistent. I am in the wilds of Montana but I’m so used to connectivity this has been tough. Perhaps it’s a good thing since it forces unplugging…unless you’re trying to write blog posts:)
The first thing we did upon arriving in Montana is hit a clothing store. You’ve heard the expression, “when in Rome…”. My daughter insisted we buy ourselves some cowboy hats which was a fun learning experience. There’s a real art to choosing the best hat but I never mastered it so after an hour, I decided on one that was comfy and on sale:) I’m positive no one mistook me for a local during this trip but I had a lot of fun wearing mine.
We camped at Under Canvas just outside the West Gate. I’ll be honest and admit the highway noise and train sounds were rough to deal with! No one mentioned how loud it would be and we were unprepared. I suppose the packet of fresh earplugs and bug wipes on our tent table should have been a clue 🙂
We spent our second day in West Glacier, hiking around Lake McDonald. There are warning signs about bears everywhere so we all got bear spray for safely.
As we traipsed through the woods I was initially afraid we would see a bear, then gradually got disappointed that we didn’t see any! Glacier National Park is home to lots of wild animals including Black and Grizzly Bears.
The temps dip down to the 40’s at night, but during the day it reaches the 90’s. After our very dusty hike, we headed into Apgar Village for lunch and to rent Kayaks. It was great fun but sadly kayaking ended with a burial at sea for someone’s brand new cell phone! There’s always something:)
Dinner in town was amazing that night and I found my new addiction…fried pickles! Who knew?
This vacation is so much richer because we’re sharing it with our adult children! I would never try half the things we are if it was just my husband and me.
Are you adventurous?
Thanks for reading and have a great day!