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... a view of the tracks to park in and ate our lunch. We actually watched a I train go by as we ate. We are now all settled in at the Izaak Walton Inn at Essex. I know many of you have never heard of the Izaak Walton, so I'll explain. This is an old railroad hotel that was built right next to the tracks. It is now a popular destination for rail-fans all,over the world. So anyway, as I write this I'm sitting in the porch swing looking out at ...
We are finally at our destination!!!!! It is almost indescribably beautiful. We left the camper about 9am, and drove the going to the sun road about 30 miles up to Logan Pass, which is on the "spine of the world" ( as the Native Americans call it) or the continental divide. It took about 90 minutes to drive it, and boy were there some hair raising turns and switchbacks. The road goes up about 3300 feet as you traverse it. We briefly stopped to see a mountain goat cooling himself ...
... because he looks like a raving Arab with his beard. But as soon as he said something the guard recognized that he was from the back woods of New Hampsha. And he let me go as soon as he figured out that all I had on me that I purchased in Canada was half a quart of motor oil an a package of prunes (notice a theme here?).
after the border we stopped for lunch. The waitress informed us that the Road through Glacier ...
... are, ready to pull out this Saturday the moment our renters arrive, a great couple from the Bay area looking to try out a winter before possibly relocating to the valley permanently. So we are now committed to homelessness for at least the next 6 months. (Our goals are perhaps a bit askew…)
The logistics for The Odyssey are simple – pull an ...
... agreed that there was no breakfast until the run was done. I don’t know what was in that coffee that I drank, but boy were we motoring. 3 painful hours later we were done (and that included getting stuck behind a string of mules returning from delivering supplies to a refuge in the mountains). We were thankful it had been cloudy as if it had been hot it would have been much harder, as it was we were both drenched (in sweat).
The journey ...
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