Friday, July 26, 2013

Glacier National Park

We narrowly survived the 8 hour drive to Missoula, but then decided to travel another 2.5 hours to see Glacier National Park and the National Bison Range.  Every since I saw a picture of Glacier in my southwestern Georgia middle school, I've thought it would be the choicest of all the national parks.  I don't have a bucket list, but this would have been one of the oldest items on such a list! (The Canadian Visitor's Center at Glacier is wonderful - you're practically in Canada, their tourism bureau just wants you to go a bit farther...)
We were so proud of the kids - Laurel hiked every step of the 4 miles round trip to Avalanche Lake, DR logged about 3 miles, and our sweet baby was mostly on Daddy's shoulders (and garnered the most "ooooh, that's the cutest baby" all along the trail from sweaty hikers).  I didn't realize what a lark it could be hiking to such a destination, just because of all the people we met.  From all over the world - small children are a great conversation starter!


Heather said...

Awesome. We are planning a stop on Glacier next summer on our way to Yellowstone. I may send you an email and pick your brain a bit.

Jill said...

Great pictures! You need to give Luke the camera once in awhile so you can be in the pictures too. Cute family!