Sunday, July 24, 2011

Glacier NP 2011

This vacation trip has been awesome!  We were on the road for two weeks with the destination of Glacier NP in Montana with a day trip into Canada to see Waterton NP.  Waterton NP is the sister park of Glacier.  Glacier has had so much snow this winter that the Going to the Sun Road didn't open until the day after we arrived at St Mary's. 

We decided to spend our time on the East side of the park and we stayed at a KOA in St Marys along with my son Richie and his wife Judy who stayed in  a Kamping Kabin in the campground.  His aunt, Karen, and her friend, Bev,visiting from Mass, also joined us with Karen's motorhome and camped next to us.  What a great time we had. 

The views were unbelievable and the visiting was non-stop.  We took a day trip up to Logan's Pass at the summit of the Going to the Sun Road and took a boat ride on St Mary's Lake.

On day two we drove up into Waterton NP in Canda.  We saw deer grazing on the lawns of Waterton.  We had lunch at the Prince of Wales Hotel and we saw a grizzly and two cubs.The scenery was awesome.

On day three we took a short drive up to Many Glacier Lake and we got to see a moose come across the road.

Our first stop on the way back home was in Polson, Montana along the Flathead Lake.  It was hard to leave the area very pretty.  Flathead Lake
We also stopped at the Miracle of America Museum.  I am not usually much of a museum person but this place is awesome.  It would make American Pickers on the History Channel go nuts! Pictures in Museum.

Our second stop was the Craters of the Moon, Arco Idaho. Pictures of Craters of the Moon.  Strange place.

And last but not least are a few pictures of the campgrounds and campsites that we stayed. This was the first time we used KOA campgrounds alot as they were close to the freeways and had pull throughs. They are not all created equal. We also stayed at Lincoln Rd RV park in Helena, MT and Century II RV Park in Salmon, Idaho. Pictures of Campgrounds

This blog was a hard one for me to write.  I could have gone on for pages on the things we saw and stuff we did.  I didn't want everyone to go to sleep in the middle of reading so I tried to keep it short.

The pictures that were used were taken by Karen, Robin and myself.  Thanks for your contributions.


Travels of the Bama Baby said...

I loved everything and your pictures are always so great. Only thing I didn't like was the damage to the coach-how scary that must have been.

Lee said...

Awesome thanks for sharing........

Cheryl said...

My husband and I enjoy your blog. We are planning a trip across the US and have made a reservation at St Marys for August. Do you know anyone who used the pet sitting service at campground during your stay? We don't normally board or get sitting service but may want to do so if we go on an overnight hike.

Linda B said...

Glad you enjoy the blog. We did not use the pet sitting while we were there. Enjoy the area, it is great