June 30 - As soon as we got set up at our nice campground in Columbia Falls, MT, we headed to Glacier National Park and Lake McDonald. What a beautiful place! Last year, we only did the east side of Glacier, which is totally different from the west side. Phil grieved that he did not get to see Lake McDonald as we did two years ago, so going Lake McDonald was first on the list. We went in and out of the shops there at Apgar, too.
July 1 - The lady at the desk here in the campground went on and on about The Amazing Fun Center in Coram, a few miles toward Glacier. I kept trying to give her "the eye" to get her to be quiet, but she did not take the hint. SO, Sunday Hayden spent his own money at The Amazing Fun Center. He did have fun, and we enjoyed watching him have fun. He played minigolf, rode the go carts, rode the bumper boats twice, and played a weird basketball game with backboards all different shapes and positions. The player had to bank the shot off the backboards to get the ball in the basket. It would have taken me a week to ever get the ball in the basket for some of those shots! He did them well and we went home.
July 2 - After breakfast, we headed to the Apgar Transit Center to board te free shuttle to Logan Pass. It took about an hour with the road construction on the Going to the Sun Road. It was very nice that they had completed the work on the rest rooms there this year. Last year, they were closed, and my TWB (teenie weenie bladder) was not happy! The snow was so much deeper than last year. We went much later in the summer last year, but several people said they had a lot more snow this past winter. I was like the walkways were carved through the snow. There had to have been about five feet of snow left. I was so happy for Hayden that we spotted a mountain goat way up on a mountain. Then on the shuttle on the way back, a mountain goat passed right in front of the bus. We still have not seen a male, so I hope we get to see one next week.
July 3 - We awoke to rain. We are going shopping today in Kalispell and get the oil changed. Tomorrow we will go back into the park and prepare to go to St. Mary (the east side of Glacier National Park) and five days with no hookups. The good thing is we get a good Verizon signal, so we can even use mifi some. Have a good day!