Sunday, 7 July 2013

Glacier National Park

On the weekend of Flood 2013, we headed down to Glacier National Park in Montana. We figured since everything was pretty much closed and the City of Calgary wanted everybody to preserve water and power as much as possible, we would do them a favor just leave altogether.
The highway to Montana goes by High River which was completely devastated by the floods.  Both Greg and I were speechless as we drove by and we only saw but a glimpse.  My heart breaks for those who lost everything.  I honestly cannot imagine how I would cope with such a tremendous loss.
Our first stop in Glacier National Park was at St Mary Falls.  It was a short little hike that would lead us to a great water fall.  I was a little worried about doing the hike as there was some elevation and I hadn’t done anything like this post-surrogacy plus I was suffering with what would turn out to be the beginning of the worst sinus infection of my life.

But we started the hike and worse case scenario would be that I turn around and head back to the car if it got to be too much for me.

Finley doing a little dance on the trail

Mama Deer having a rest

St Mary Fall’s

The Daddy Deer
We drove the Road To The Sun and came to Logan’s Pass.  The last time I was here I was about 27 weeks pregnant or so with Finley:
Me August Long Weekend in 2008
Finley and Penelope close to where the above photo was taken.  Things certainly have changed in the last 5 years!

Setting up the tent for the first time this season

Finley and Penelope both insisted on roasting their own hotdogs.  But since they can’t get that close to the fire, it was taking a VERY long time and they both got bored.  Greg ended up finishing both their hotdogs for them.

Playing ring toss.  My mom bought this game from the dollarstore and put it in Finley’s Easter basket probably 2 years ago.  It stays in our camping bin and they play it every single time we go.  They love it.  Such a great investment for $1!!

Roasting Marshmallows.  Both kids like the idea of this but neither like roasted marsmallows.  Penelope hates them period and Finley likes them un-roasted.

The look on Penelope’s face in this photo is priceless.
Lake MacDonald the next morning.  We drove through the fog that you can see in the photo.

The waterfall that goes down the mountain and under the road.  This was pretty neat.  The last time we were here, they were doing construction on this road and it’s looking pretty good now that it’s all done!

It was a great weekend to get away and kinda forget about Flood 2013.  The city I love and have called home for nearly 9 years was going through something so terrible and I struggled with the thought of leaving it.  There was nothing I could do from my house and really this was the best for all of us.  I am thankful that the worst is now over and that we are in recovery mode.

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