Today was all about driving scenic Highway 2 toward Glacier. It was another long drive, but far more pleasant to the eye. The place we reserved is right at the foot of Glacier National Park, and our hope is that because of the strategic positioning, we will be able to scoot in early and grab a first come, first served site inside the park.
We stopped a couple times on our way and one of the stops included a hike out to see Kootenai Falls. I thought this was going to be a short jaunt to a lookout point, but turned out to be a couple of miles all told. There was a “Swinging Bridge” we had to go look at, but not cross. No thanks. I concur with the designation of Highway 2 as scenic. It was really beautiful.
When we pulled through Kalispell at the end of the day, we stopped to shop and stock up on supplies, not knowing what kind of services there will be inside the park. We packed up the fridge and cupboards for at least four days, filled gas, and got to the RV Park around 7. We were tired. And hungry. And the site was not that easy to back into. And I’m annoyed the rear view camera is still not working. And they only had a 50 amp service. But…. we crankied our way through set up, I found the 50 to 30 amp adaptor we’ve never used but was purchased just in case, and we charged up all our devices. Oh yeah, and I had the first of possibly several beers.
Tomorrow we enter the park and I’m hoping for a break from driving for a couple days. There are reports of possible Aurora Borealis visibility tonight, and that would be cool. We’ll see if I can stay up for that.
Total miles: 233.3, 18.2 mpg, 5 hours 50 min.