We woke up in the morning and were able to see Glacier National Park from the window of the RV, which you is kind of blurry in the first photo. The other two are from outside the camper.
We took the suggestion of a couple we met at a restaurant Thursday to go to the town of Babb to Many Glacier for a hike. Many Glacier is an area of Glacier National Park. They said we might be able to see bears or moose while there. We saw some mountain goats from very far away – Liz spotted them with her eagle-eyes and we were able to see for sure that they were goats using her binoculars.
The fox was just hanging out on the side of the road on our way there. We stopped and took about 20 photos and it seemed oblivious to us.
We just couldn't get over the color of the water here...
We parked in the lot of the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, which was closed for the season - dammit! Then we hiked for a couple of hours.
Yes, it bugs me that I can't figure out how to post portrait layout pictures in Weebly so they are right side up!
I didn't even realize I caught the sun rays in this pic like this until I went to post it - beautiful!!
The caterpillar was the only animal wildlife we saw close up on this hike.
The picture on the lower right has some teeny tiny little white specs, which are mountain goats!!
This is one of several oddly bent trees we saw on our hike.
The BEST LUNCH EVER!! We had hoped to get food at the Swiftcurrent Motor Lodge but had to settle for egg salad sandwiches (luckily Liz suggested boiling eggs that morning!) and we were so f-ing hungry after this hike that it was like a gourmet meal to us! We were headed to the retreat so had let out food supply dwindle, thus the slim pickins.
And cows on the side of the road.
These are pics on the way to the retreat from GNP, which was at Glacier Camp on Flathead Lake in Lakeville, Montana.
Any thoughts about WTF that symbol is in the lower right with the cattle head and the red and white thing down its gullet???
One of the coolest things we saw was ACTUAL COWBOYS (for real) bringing cattle across the road and stopping traffic to do so! These pictures came out horribly, but you get the point! One of the cowboys actually had a ball cap and hoodie on! The rest of them were wearing the (expected) cowboy hat.
Ok, there is a setup for this one, specifically the picture on the top right. I want you to know that pre-recovery, I would have been mortified by this and would never have shared this with anyone because of the immense amount of shame I would have had for being so dumb! But now, it's fucking hilarious!!
Liz is driving and I say, "Hey, there's a hole in the clouds that's a perfectly round circle. I've never seen that before..." Liz says, "Barb, that's the sun." I am giggling my ass off right now as I type this! I just had to wipe away tears. We joked about this off and on the rest of the trip. In fact, at night when we saw the moon she said, "Hey, there's a perfectly round hole in the clouds..."
Barb Nangle is the founder of Higher Power Coaching and Consulting, an entrepreneur and an eternal optimist. She loves motivating others to become better and better versions of themselves, just as she has become better and better versions of herself.