Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Montana trip

We took our new RV to Kalispell, Montana to the MT homeschool convention this past weekend. That was fun!

Since it was the holiday weekend we stayed over an extra day and went to Glacier National Park. We were disappointed that the pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Road was still closed, so we couldn't go all the way over it. We bought an annual NP pass because we plan to go to the Grand Canyon later in the summer, and the pass is good for any NP. Two visits to a NP pay for the annual pass! That would also allow us to go back to Glacier after the snow has melted to drive the complete Going-to-the-Sun Road. It's only about 4 hours over there, so we could make a day trip of it if we wanted to.

Since the main road wasn't an option we took a 27-mile-long gravel road up the western edge of the park. I was hoping we might see some moose or bears... but no such luck. We did see quite a few deer, though. And they were mostly just curious, not skittish. They would just stop and stare at us as we stopped and stared at them! "Nothing to see here. Move along please!"

The scenery is beautiful in northwestern Montana. Unfortunately for us it was a chilly, drizzly weekend. But we still enjoyed the trip!

Next up: Boise, Idaho next weekend for the Christian Homeschoolers of Idaho State convention.

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