Monday, September 8, 2014

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, Montana
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Seven days out and 2,200 miles driven..... 5,300 miles to go....but, who's counting?   :-)

Phil had booked a "Red Bus Tour" for today.  We drove an hour to get to St. Mary, Montana, which is the gateway to Glacier National Park. Our tour began at 10:00 a.m. There were 14 tourists and one guide.  We toured in a Red Bus.  The bus has 5 bench seats that seat 4 people. We started driving with the canvas topper on and as the day warmed the topper was removed and we could see the mountain tops....it was amazing!  Glacier National Park is located in the Northern Rockies of Montana.  It is one of the oldest scenic wonders of our nation, dating back two billion years ago....TWO BILLION!
GNP gets its name from the huge Ice Age Glaciers.  The Blackfeet Reservation adjoins the park on the east.  It is a reminder of days past when the Blackfeet Indians dominated the entire region.   The Canadian border is the northern boundary of GNP.

On Our Way To Glacier National Park

An Abandoned Shed

"Herd" of Buffalo

Be Prepared for Glacier National Park Picture Overload!














This is the same picture that is used in my header.





The Red Bus


Back at the Glacier Park Lodge After a Long Day at GNP




Our Decal Collection is Growing


A Montana Moon......Picture Taken At Glacier Park Lodge


Tomorrow, Monday, September 8, 2014, we are back in the 4-Runner again traveling into Canada, going through Calgary on our way to Lake Louise.  The weather forecast is calling for falling temperatures...like....30 degrees.  We came prepared with fleeces, knit hats and gloves.  We needed to use those items on both our tours!......especially the Red Bus Tour, because the top was down, but, the sun was shining and it was a "Big Blue Sky" today in Montana! 
We are having a great time visiting these national places.  But, I think we would both agree that Glacier National Park has been our favorite so far.  
Thinking about all of you whom we miss so much being so far from home!  Do I sound a little melancholy?  Maybe I am a little.......  What we are discovering is the convenience we miss most is satellite signals for all our technology stuff that we brought along for the ride and television.  Here in the west with the mountains and vast open plains and fields, one is always trying to find a signal....to telephone, to text, to blog, to find out if Notre Dame beat Michigan? ......but, we are working our way back to Washington State the end of this week....closer to seeing my sister and family.....what a grand time that will be!

"Journey Mercies"