Monday, September 15, 2008

The Road To The Sun

I know my updates are getting less and less but I realised how tough it is for me to find stuff that I think you will find exciting now since we are so settled over here with the way our new lives are. I don't want to bore you with everyday things so always wait until we do something new. Anyway, here is something new :o)
On Saturday morning we woke up and decided to hop across the border and take a chance on finding a room for the night and to drive to the Glacier National Park. There is a road there called The Road To The Sun that we had heard is really spectacular.
We are only 2 hours from Kalispell Montana here in Fernie and the Park is only about 20 minutes from there so we decided to try and stay in Kalispell so that we could do some shopping and then get a start from there on Sunday morning to the Park. We battled to find accommodation since it is a really popular destination but eventually found a stunning room at the Holiday Inn Express. It was really a fantastic find. It was very reasonably priced, had 2 queen size beds in the room and it included a yummy continental breakfast. We honestly couldn't have done better if we had actually planned the trip months in advance. Jared of course loved the idea of having us in the bed in the room with him. It was a challenge getting him to stop talking and go to sleep but he was really well natured about it so we had to stiffle giggles more than anything. He did of course get up really early on Sunday morning when he saw us lying in the bed next to him. That suited us though because it forced us to get an early start.
The drive through the park was indescribably beautiful. As usual the pictures don't even do it justice. I have included some photos anyway, but believe me, it is like nothing you have seen. You climb so high on these gorgeous mountain roads. When you look up you can see the cars travelling higher up ahead of you and you can't believe that that is where you are going to be going.
We never realised just how much there is to see in the park, so we have decided that we will have to go back again but do a 2 night stay next time and hopefully we'll get to see more of the park then.
We left the mommy mobile at home and took Hannes's Tonka Toy out.

My happy little boy
Waving wildly at dada

This is what we were looking at
Too beautiful to describe
"The Weeping Wall". Water coninuously runs out of this wall.
We were very high up here already.
I suppose the little patches of snow still lying around here and there even though summer is almost over are a good indicator of just how high up we really were.
'Till next time xxx

1 comment:

JaneW said...

Wow Carol those pictures are simply SPECTACULAR. Looks like a wonderful trip. You are looking radiant and your boy is so grown up and HAPPY!