Day 6: Glacier

After a leisurely breakfast this morning at the hotel (free!) we headed out toward Glacier National Park.

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With all the driving Paul has done we were wanting an easier day, but couldn’t stay still!

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And of course we had to take this picture!

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I thought the amount of visitors would slow down in the fall but look at the line to get in.

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Our first stop was the Apgar area. This is on the western side of the park, just past West Glacier. It is at the end of McDonald Lake. Here are a few pictures from the area.

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You know how you look back at old vacation pictures and think, “Remember that old car?” Or “What was I wearing?” Well here’s that picture for posterity.

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Look at the old touring cars they have! So cool to see them in action.

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A few more from the Apgar area.

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Lake McDonald

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Picnic in the car!

We then went down the road to check out Lake McDonald Lodge. There is just something special about these old lodges!

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The back of the lodge faces the lake.

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This spring empties into the lake

Since today is a short day we headed out of the park to visit Whitefish but this caught our attention…

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I’ve read about yurts and thought that maybe this was a good chance to check one out!

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These were not exactly the kind of yurts I had heard of but they were interesting. Kind of like a round platform tent. (Yes, as a mother of Girl Scouts I have slept in a platform tent. I can do anything for my girls!)

Now on to Whitefish.

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Whitefish is a beautiful town with breathtaking mountains in the distance. It is quite “upscale”. We had frozen yogurt at the Red Caboose and it was precious.

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Standard chocolate and vanilla combo with the local “huckleberry” flavor on top!

Remember what I told you yesterday about the number of bars and casinos? Well how’s this for entertainment? Just had to snap a pic.

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Dinner tonight at Hop’s. It was delicious. So fun to try the local haunts!

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We are having a wonderful trip and are looking forward to a big day tomorrow!

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