Falls and Trains
Trip Start Aug 31, 2010
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Whitefish Bay State Park
We moved on from Idaho to Montana today. Just before Libby, Montana, I was zoning out with my internet (OK, you know me so you probably already know this, so I will confess that I was looking at real estate), when Glen suddenly pulled off to the side of the road. I asked him why and he said there were some cars parked there, so there must be something good. We went on a little hike and came upon the coolest set of waterfalls and a swinging bridge. See if you can detect Glen's terrified face on the bridge. (He doesn't like the heights, especially when it comes to rickety things) so I of course was jumping up and down.) Actually he said this particular bridge wasn't too bad.
The falls went for a long way, a series of short and long ones. The rock everywhere was shale, in flat, layered sheets that would shear off. I suspect that most of the rock we were walking on was covered in spring
After that, we came through Kalispell MT to Whitefish MT. Whitefish is a cool mountain town with a big ski hill and another $15 campground. I'm getting spoiled. Some day I'll have to be on vacation without the RV and pay $100+ for a hotel, and I'll be in shock. This is a nice campground right on Whitefish Lake. There is a train that goes by every now and then, but fortunately it is quieter in here than in a tent. We've been at two other campsites with trains but we rarely heard them.
After dinner (great Italian place), we wanted some ice cream. We followed the GPS to TCBY, it wasn't there. Follwed the GPS to the Dairy Queen, it wasn't there. Not sure what's up with this town and it's ice cream. So we bought some at Safeway instead and walked through downtown.
I keep wondering what it will feel like to come home to a big house after living in a space smaller than our bathroom.
Tomorrow we are going to Glacier National Park. I'm hoping for some sun, but we'll see.