As we mentioned in our last entry, Mount Rainier has offered us employment, so we are on our way. But not without a stop-off in Glacier National Park.

 

 

 

Glacier was always one of those places where we didn’t even bother to dream of reaching, because it is sort of out-of-the-way of anything.  As we studied the map, we realized we had enough time to go out of route and see this nation bordering National Park. A park so beautiful that Canada wanted in on it – creating Waterton – Glacier International Peace Park.

Out of Missoula, Montana we took Rte. 93 North past the National Bison Range and through the Kicking Horse Indian Reservation, through Pablo and onto Rte. 82 which led us around the very beautiful Flat Head Lake.

We parked the motor home in Kalispell and headed off through Hungry Horse into West Glacier. Turning right at Apgar, we are now on the famous “Going To The Sun Road”. All that I know to say is that this road is magnificent.

 

 

 

 

Skirting the edge of glacier filled mountains, the road winds its way to Logan Pass, where mountain goats roam freely.

Before we left the Tetons, we received a gift from Mark’s cousin Jenny, which was a book her parents used as they toured this country. The Most Scenic Drives in America is a hard back Readers Digest Tour Book that describes some of the places we have been, and some that we want to see. When we received it, just by chance, we opened it to the section on “Going To The Sun Road” Glacier National Park, almost as if we were supposed to go there. We are so glad we did. It made us feel a bond with both our sets of parents who have also toured a lot of this country as well as an aunt and uncle who have highlighted the sections of this book that were special to them. Our lovely Aunt Betty has left this earth, but continues to show us beautiful places to visit.

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