What I Did on My Summer Vacation
A "poetic" description of our trip to Glacier National Park in Montana.
A Montana summer is like a Texas winter.
Snow at the mountain pass on Sunday
Bright sunshine, shorts and flip-flops, on Monday.
Hidden Lake, near Logan Pass
Reffie DID NOT skinny dip.
Bighorn sheep and furry mountain goats
Bambis, Chipmunks, and Marmots
Hummingbirds and Drangonflies
Assorted wildlife amused as the Japanese toured in the little red buses.
Cute little tour buses run on propane.
Historical reference to the original method of touring the park.
Huckleberry Pie and Rocky Mountain Trout filled my belly
While long day hikes turned our legs into jelly.
The sky amazed us with storm clouds and rainbows
Avoiding hail storms and flying cows kept us on our toes.
Double rainbow at sunset, Whitefish, MT
Jesus may be able to walk on water but I can walk thru trees.
Fit to be tied or harnessed for safety
Bet you haven't done anything like this lately.
Our guides test the ropes and call the first team to the boardwalk.
The grizzlies were out and about but not for geeky homosapiens
They weren't even "oot" and "aboot" because they weren't Canadians.
Some folks we talked to peed their pants on their hike.
Teeth and paws close, they feared for their life.
Momma Bear decided the human porridge looked too hot
She continued on, little cubs on her heels, moving at quite a fast trot.
The glaciers are shrinking so get close to them now
After a 1200 foot climb, though, our calves were screaming YEE-OW!
Yes, that little snowfield is what remains of Grinnell Glacier.
I hope you enjoyed my vacation.
Photo credits: Redbus and Glacier Lodge: bruce_fulton on flickr.com, Creative Commons license (see sidebar), all others: Reffie and Hubby