Columbia Falls, Montana

We left Boise, Idaho, August 2nd. After traveling three days with two one-night stops, we arrived in Columbia Falls, Montana, on August 4th. We saw some beautiful scenery as we traveled the last day.

Looks like these people are getting ready to have a fun adventure.

We are staying three weeks at Columbia Falls RV Resort. This is a very nice park located right in the town of Columbia Falls.

The west entrance to Glacier National Park is about a 20 minute drive from our RV park. After spending a couple of days restocking the RV and resting from the three days of travel, we finally drove into the park.

The day we drove to Glacier was somewhat hazy because there have been many small fires in the surrounding states as well as in Montana. Smokey haze is not the best circumstance under which to take photos, but one has to work with whatever one is given.

Zoom in and you’ll see two deer.

I think this little guy was paid to pose for pictures. He was there on that rock perched on his hind legs for a VERY long time.

The second week we were in Columbia Falls, we had some friends that we met in Island Park, Idaho, come to visit us. They had always wanted to see Glacier National Park, so we planned a day to go.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. It was a rainy, foggy day. The higher up in elevation we went, the foggier and colder it got. Needless to say, it was an even worse day to take photos than our first day at Glacier was with the hazy smoke.

We did have a unique encounter though. We rounded a curve and the oncoming car was going really slow and pointed up in the forest. Then we saw what she was pointing at: a momma bear and two cubs! I got several pictures, and, although they aren’t great, if you look closely and zoom in, you will see the black cubs.

These are black bears even though the momma is a brown color. We learned how to tell a grizzly bear from a black bear while we visited Yellowstone National Park. You can google it and learn the difference.

There is mama bear. Her two, black cubs are in the trees behind her. You might have to zoom in to see them. They are REALLY black.

Mama bear decides to take off after digging and eating a little.

One black bear cub decides to come down and dig where mama was digging to see if he can find anything tasty. The other bear cub’s head is sticking out from behind the tree trunk right behind the cub doing the digging.

The bear cub behind the tree decides to go off and follow mom.

Finally the bear cub doing the digging decides he better follow mama also.

We were really excited to see these three bears. We also had a lot of fun with the friends who came to visit.

So, for now, “On the Road Again!”

Betty

Boise, Idaho

We left Idaho Falls a couple of weeks ago. We are on our way to another national park (which will be revealed in the next several days). However, I needed to fly back to St. Louis for a week to check on and visit with my parents.

Boise was the only city “on our way” (sort of 😬) into which Southwest Airlines flew. We charge everything on a Southwest VISA card, and we get one Rapid Reward point for every dollar we charge. That really helps when we are gone long enough that I need to fly back.

I didn’t get to see much of Boise and the surrounding area because I was only there a few days, then flew to STL for a week, and then flew back to Boise. I only had a few days back in Idaho, and now it’s time to head to a new location.

We stayed about 40 minutes west of Boise at an RV park called Country Corners RV Park and Campground whose address is actually Caldwell, ID. This park is pretty much in the middle of “no where” but it is nice. It’s not a “destination” campground, but they sure are busy, the people are really nice, and they are nearly full every night. Plus, they have the most gorgeous flowers here this summer that I’ve seen in a long time.

Since we don’t like to drive much more than 3-4 hours a day, it will take us three driving days to reach our next destination.

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!” (LITERALLY!) 😁

Betty

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