Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Glacier Park, Montana trip

Joey and I went on an awesome trip to Glacier National Park in Montana, on the motorcycle it sure is a beautiful place to go. The kids stayed the first 3 nights with Louise and Shelby and then the rest of the time with Ted and Debbie, they all had a great time and then Quentyn was with his Dad. We missed the kids so much but it was so nice to be away from them also. We left here on Monday the 22nd of June and went up through Afton, Wy and then stayed the night in Jackson at the State Park, because when we went to the Good Sam Park it was 60.00 to stay and Joey wasn't going to pay that much so we stayed at the State park for 19.00. We set up camp and went and ate at The Merry Piglet's restaurant in Jackson Hole that we love to eat at, it is great Mexican food, we eat there everytime we go there. And did some walking through the town and then went back to the tent and I went to bed I was tired, and the mosquitos were eating us alive.
The next morning we got up went and ate some breakfast and then went on our way to West Yellowstone, on the way out of town we were going o like 65 miles an hour and didn't know thast my camera case was opened and went to take a picture and the camera fell out and onto the ground rolling about 10 times on the side of the road, Joey said all he heard was me say my camera and so we turned around and just knew that my camera was going to be shattered and not even work, but luckily the batteries fell out and it was scratched up a little but it was still in one piece and still worked, Good thing Kodaks are so tough. So when we got to West Yellowstone we went to the store so that we could make something for dinner and ate grilled cheese sandwiches and cream corn chowder yummy...

The next day we left West Yellowstone and went to Montana and had to stop in Butte we needed 2 new tires, the tires were so bad the cords were showing and the guys place that we stopped at said that the tires were so bad, he didn't know how we even made it that far and would'nt even let us drive it acround the block the place we went to in Butte was called Two Wheels, awesome place and the people were so nice and froendly, helpful they were just awesome. When we left Butte we headed straight to Glacier and stayed in the Whitefish KOA, outside of Kalispell, I muct say it sure is a beautiful state.

Joey's Uncle Gary was killed up outside of Kalispell, Mo 4 years ago when his parents, both uncles, their wives and an aunt and her spouse were able to finally go on a motorcycle trip together and a deer had jusmped out in front of him and then a logging truck was coming on the
other side of the road and he was ran over by the logging truck, it was such a horrible thing and I will never forget GAry ever, he was a great guy. Anyway we were able to go and see were he died at and there were about 20 crosses on the sides of the roads, they say it is one of the most dangerous highways.
So we went to Glacier and looked all around there and meet alot of cool and nice people. Need I say beautiful again???
So on Friday we started heading home and left Glacier went down clear to Mountpeiller Idaho and I must say I thought my butt was going to fall of, it was so numb I couldn't even feel it, we went 700 miles that day and then went through 3 states that day and then stayed in Montpeliier and then left there and came home the next day. I have to say if you ever get a chance to go to Glacier do it, it is so beautiful, they get about 40 ft of snow there every year and then they have to do road work on the highways every year. So here are a few pictures of the trip, hope you enjoy them.