August 20, 2006

oh ya.... camping!

It was 2 weeks ago and I still haven't mentioned anything about our camping trip! We went down to Glacier National Park and camped at Fish Creek Campground, just one of the many beautiful campgrounds in that area. Our campspot was perfect, full of trees and really quite private. The campgrounds are along the side of Lake MacDonald which is settled right down in the mountains. We went swimming a few times and loved the breathtaking scenery, and it really wasn't that cold! We enjoyed the amphitheatre program that was put on each night and learned a few things about moose, the history of the Park and the Going to the Sun Road. At one of the little shops we purchased a book called "Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Montana's History" and read a chapter or two each night by the campfire. What a fun book! We did a few short hikes and took in as much of the area as we could. We saw bears, mountain goats and sheep, hummingbirds, lots of Wesley-type things, the cutest fuzzy yellow caterpillars, and the neatest spider web I have ever seen. I have never been down that way before and had no idea what I was missing, it really was something else. It was a relaxing and very fun 4 days. Neil and I were hoping to find a spot to call our own and begin years of camping trips and we both agreed that we found that in Fish Creek. Here are a few highlights from the trip. We can't wait to go back!








This is my favorite picture from the trip- the reflection of my shorts in the window makes it look like this bear is wearing pants! Hahaa!





8 comments:

  1. that bear is so close! You could have been eaten!

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  2. Oh you were driving, I thought you were walking and I was afraid for your lives :)

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  3. Heheee, actually we were in this really cool 'bear sanctuary' kind of thing. They had 4 black bears and 3 grizzlies and you could drive in there among them, for as long as you wanted... as long as you didn't get out of your car. It was the coolest thing!

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  4. I'm glad you weren't eaten either Mitz, what would I have done for last minute grocery items once a week. I'm so glad you had a good time and can't wait to go there with you some time and check it out, it sounds beautiful!

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  5. Looks like a fun time! I don't think I've been very close to bears before... unless you count neil, I got pretty close to him this weekend. But that spiderweb looks menacing, I am certain that I could get completely entangled in it and sucked dry from that huge spider... Pics look nice though!

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  6. Far-off Lands???

    Foreign Leadership-Camp???

    Fish Lake??

    No, no I got it, its fish lake.

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  7. so when are we going back?

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  8. Why is everyone so worried about the bears?? Am I the only one that saw the picture of michelle being devoured by a ferocious tree?? How did she ever escape?

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