Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day Sixteen: Glacier National Park & Northwest Montana

We travelled to Glacier National Park today. Like we said before, there's not much in between one city and the next here. Their state highways look like town roads back home, except you can go up to 70 (which I wouldn't suggest). It took about 4 hours to get there. When we finally did, we drove down the "Going to the Sun Road". Unfortunately, it was blocked after 16 miles. We drove as far as we could, but didn't see too much. There is a gorgeous lake there, Lake McDonald. The water is really blue, but it looks like there's a hint of green, but it's from the trees. There are mountains all over the place, too. Unfortunately, we did not get to see the actual glaciers, which was really disappointing. We would have had to drive around the perimeter of the entire park to get to the other entrance. We tried to go down one of the roads, but it was a roller coaster dead end. The potholes on the road were like a foot deep, spread across the width of the road. We only spent an hour or two there.
After that, we decided to stop at this place called "The Red Caboose". It's a little DIY frozen yogurt shop in a building designed like a caboose. It was delicious and totally worth it! We tried their huckleberry flavor, since that's the state fruit. It was OK, but I don't think it's something you can eat too much of. After that, we decided to go to our campsite and set up. We're all the way in the back. I hope there aren't any bears around! The camp has a petting zoo, with a llama, a baby cow, a miniature pony, two donkeys, two alpacas, and a goat with really long, scary-looking horns. But luckily they were all more interested in eating. We took a walk around the camp. It's surprising what some of these RVer's bring with them. There is one with a light-up palm tree and festive lights.
Now that we are all settled in, we're going to take some time to plan our stay in Washington. We'll be headed there bright and early tomorrow morning! So exciting! Not only will we get two more states on our list of crossings, but we'll also cross into the Pacific time zone. We'll be totally confused as to what time it is!

States Visited: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, South Dakota, Wyoming, Wisconsin (11/50)
Provinces Visited: Ontario (1/10)
License Plates Seen: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming (49/50)
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan (8/10)

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