Circle R Motel
Travel Blogs from East Glacier Park
... rest our tired legs after 7 days of hiking plus the best bit - the room had 2 massive queen beds - a bed each! Also a nice treat to have a powerful hot shower and watch some telly for the first time since we left home. Nina found the E! Channel so spent the rest of the evening watching the Kardashians and getting her celeb goss fix whilst Pete moaned and took the opportunity having wifi ...
... hours were crazy. We helped look for the missing man who was eventually found unharmed. Dad helped carry one of the lightning victims up a pretty steep trail. We watched as the helicopter took off from the mountain with one of the victims. Needless to say, it was a stressful day.
We spent the evening around the campfire, eating s'mores and reflecting on the craziness of the day. It was good to be alive!
... the lake. The trail lead us through a forest
which then opened up to a beautiful wildflower meadow with a stream running
through it. We were graced with purples, reds, oranges, yellows and white
flowers all around us. There were butterflies fluttering around like little
fairies and reminded me somewhat of the movie Fern Gully, if anyone remembers
that one! The trail followed the stream which emptied into the lake on a beach.
... way around. The west side was more just forest & lake scenery as far as we could drive. We did hike the Trail of the Cedars & got to see a Grizzly bear through high powered binoculars that someone had spotted the bear with way up on the mountain. That was the highlight of the west side for us.
We took Wed to clean & do laundry and it was good we had done our sightseeing the 2 previous days because it poured all day ...
... than swimming in the ocean. I really like doing it for two reasons: no salt and no current. At 8pm there was a campground lecture on geology which was somewhat interesting, but not enough to hold our attention for a full hour.
Overnight we didn’t even bother trying to make the air mattress work. Instead we tried to sleep on our blankets and sleeping bags which weren’t exactly comfortable. Eventually we got up at 6am after tossing and turning most of the night ...