Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Glacier National Park

We finally made it to Glacier National Park yesterday. We drove the Going to the Sun Road which is a 50 mile road in the center of the park.

It was a long day but the park is a beautiful place and it was worth it. We left at about 8:30 and got back at about 3:45. We are so glad that we made the decision to travel here to see all this gorgeous scenery. We were at 6800 feet elevation at one point during the trip! Boy, were our ears popping! There are two huge lakes on this road, one at each end. Their names are Lake McDonald and Saint Mary Lake. They are very long, somewhat narrow, and are right next to the road. Absolutely beautiful, both of them.

There was quite a bit of road work in places that caused some delays but nothing really major. And there were some pretty narrow spots on this road that made me a little nervous when meeting other vehicles. But it didn't seem to bother Charley. He kept asking me if I wanted to drive!! Guess what my answer was......

We packed a picnic lunch and stopped at one of the scenic turnouts for lunch. We really enjoyed this and it gave us a break from the road for a little while.

And the mountains, waterfalls and glaciers! They were everywhere! I cannot say it enough - this was a gorgeous place!!

After we got back, we relaxed for a little while, gave the fur babies some exercise and then went to Famous Dave's BBQ for dinner.

A wonderful day!!

Below are a few pictures that we wanted to share.


Click on the link below to see all of our pictures of the Park.

Glacier National Park


  1. Glacier National Park is spectacular!!..thanks for sharing your Road to the Sun tour!!

  2. Beautiful pictures...... those waterfall pics are spectacular!

  3. Wow! We so wanted to ride that road and see the park... but we were told all sorts of things that changed our mind. So what were you driving?
    Thanks for sharing... I love to see places that I may want to go!