Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's August Already!

Polson, MT
July 31, 2013

It seems like yesterday we pulled in to Polson, MT. What a fast month this has been! We have had such a great time here. Our next door neighbors for almost the whole month were Don and Ann and their standard poodle Rowdy.

Don and Ann went on a ride with us through the  mountains. 

We had a nice time...stopping and walking and taking pictures.

 We did find huckleberries.

 And a nice spot for a picnic.

Most afternoons Rowdy sat outside with Don and Ann. We often went over to visit. Rowdy is an awesome canine...and a perfect match for his humans.

Rowdy and Sally

 Our last week with Ron, Carol and Cooper absolutely flew by. We enjoyed meals together and some fun activities. Lots of laughing was heard around sites 197 and 198!

This was our sunrise this morning...I will miss the view!

This was a bit of a scare a couple of hours ago.  

By night fall, we didn't see anymore flames...
Tomorrow is a travel day. We head to St. Mary, MT which is close to the East Glacier entrance. We are sad to leave friends, but excited to be heading for new adventures. Neither one of us have ever been to Glacier.
Ron's tire!
Until next time...God Bless.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

When in Polson, do like the Polsons do...

 Polson, MT
July 29, 2013

When in Polson, do like the Polsons do...enjoy the lake!

And enjoy the lake - we did. Joe and Ron rented  a boat for a 4 hour trip on the lake. Below is Isabelle...their boat of choice!

This is what you do before you go...a quick orientation.

Ronnie did an awesome job navigating while the rest of us totally had a "chill-axing" time.

 Flathead Lake lies in the shadows of Glacier NP and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort to the north. 

 There is approximately 161 miles of beautiful shoreline to enjoy...

...crystal clear water, that surprisingly was not freezing cold, to enjoy...

 ...and a dozen or so islands to make the trip interesting to weave in and out of.

 Cooper wasn't sure if he was having a good time at first.

But Dover has always loved the wind in her face!

We chose Monday hoping there would be fewer boaters out and that turned out to be a great choice.

 Just a few ducks and an occasional boat passed us by.

The weather was perfect. The water was not choppy.

Speaking of weather, the Flathead Valley has a remarkably mild climate.

The thermal effect of the lake and the shelter of the Mission mountains and Salish range create a milder climate here than in most of Montana.

Joe and Dover

We had sandwiches, chips and yummy blueberry crisp  bars that Carol made with blueberries she had picked! What a nice treat!

Then some of us enjoyed a siesta as were just floated and floated in the peaceful waters!

It was soon time...too soon for head back to the marina.  

 Our Monday was totally awesome...great friends and a great time!
 Thanks for visiting our blog...
 Until next time...