Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another Day in Paradise

We are still here in Glacier Meadows RV park and I just renewed for three more days. The elusive heater core should be here sometime Tuesday and I SHOULD have it all in by Tuesday night. Wednesday, if all goes well, we will be on our way to Canada, at least as far as Calgary and possibly to Edmonton, the start of the Alaska Highway. Yesterday it rained ALL DAY LONG. Not a heavy rain, but a constant light rain and we could hear it hit the roof when we went to bed. Finally it stopped, or so we thought, actually the light rain changed to a light snow. We couldn't hear it fall, but we could see it in the morning. It quickly warmed up enough for the snow to disappear, but not in the higher elevations.

We wanted to drive through Glacier National Park, but the forecast was for a lot of fog. In fact, we went for a ride anyway and passed the west entrance and there was a sign saying some roads were closed due to the heavy fog. No problem, we still have couple of days to fit it in and it's supposed to be better tomorrow.

As I said, we did go for a ride. The dogs were getting antsy and we took them for a ride and let them out a couple of times. Unfortunately, we do not trust them off the leash. Coco in particular heads for the woods and pulls very hard. She smells the elk, deer, and whatever else and wants to chase them. I don't think she would fare very well in a one-on-one confrontation with any of them. We were going to take them on our ride through the Park, but that was quickly squelched when Coco saw a deer. She makes such an uproar you wouldn't believe it. Just like a few days ago when we were walking them on a hillside. She didn't notice as herd of steers on the ranch below us for quite a while, but when she did, she set up such a howl that the whole herd was staring at us. She is no vicious, she just wants to play, but the ruckus is awesome.

This is a hillside waterfall just a short distance from our campground.

This is the #1 photographer caught at the other side of the lens.

I just checked with a group of natives and this is a mule deer. She was so serene, even with Coco kicking up a major fuss in the car. We have seen so many, but seldom get a chance to take a picture as that are quick to disappear.

OK, this one I shouldn't have added. It's one time when I really should have had the camera with the telephoto lens. The white dot on the top of the rim is a mature mountain goat. I hope to do better in the future.

This is from the road to Essex, MT looking down on Route 2 and the middle fork of the Flathead River. A little bit downstream, it meets the other two forks and becomes a rather large river.

I found a fairly high speed Internet connection just down the street from the campground. Thee is no charge. The coffee is very good, and the huckleberry pie is to die for!

Now I'm going back "home" to remove some of the trim from the front cap and get ready for the heater repair.


1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you are okay in Glacier Park, I was wondering how you were going to do with a bad heater core, I made a trip to Wisconsin last month in a motorcoach that had the heater core go bad, I turned off the valves in the engine compartment and that stopped the leak, but thats when the fun began as in no heat and no defrost, Hope that will be it for mechanical gremlins for awhile, We had Rigg's out for the week in the Camper at a Lake near us and he did good, no barking and very social with other people and dogs, ketp him on a rope as he is still to much of a puppy at one year old to trust without a leash for long periods. Have fun, be safe out there. Sam & Donna.