July 16 – 17 ~ Glacier National Park
On the night of the 15th, we simply found a last-minute campsite in Rollins, MT, where we were the last to arrive and then the first out the next morning at 6:30 trying to make a beeline up to Glacier National Park.
We have learned that many of the RV sites that are on Government Land have both reservations and some “first come” slots that if you get there early enough, you just might snag a place. That is if you can “boondock” or do without any power or electric hookups.
Thankfully with our solar set-up, generator and strong marine batteries, we are good for several days.
Once again we were fortunate, and as we pulled in Apgar Campground (which is just inside the West Entrance), someone was pulling out and said that campsite #A61 was available and a great location. We liked it, but then #A63 was also open, and we liked it even better. Great location, less than a 1 minute walk to the lake, no neighbors behind us, just trees, fire pit, table, quiet and shaded.
We had the rest of the day to go on up to Whitefish where I managed to find a nail salon open on a Sunday for a manicure. A lunch date on a rooftop cafe followed in town where an antique car show was monopolizing several of the downtown streets.
This is huckleberry country so a mandatory stop in Hungry Horse for fresh warm pie à la mode got added to our itinerary.
I think we are going to like this place A LOT 🙂
Our friends, Dick and Karen arrived on Monday and site #A59 became available so we are almost next door to each other. I figured that after several days of long drives to meet up with us that they would be ready to relax and unwind.
I had made a plate full of simple cheeses, crackers, nuts, and grapes to munch on and enjoy with our wine. A large pot of soup was bubbling away in the Insta-pot, and an apple salad was chilling in the refrigerator when they arrived.
Happy hour and dinner followed. Sadly, I was embarrassed that my soup turned out awful and we threw out the leftovers.
Oh well, I had good intentions.
Coming Next: Finally some sightseeing in Glacier National Park! (P.S. it is stunning!)
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for getting to try huckleberry pie for the first time. It reminded me a little of the Marion berry pies we get at Becky’s whenever we travel to Crater Lake. Sweet taste as well as fond memories of home. I’m also thankful that our friends arrived safely and that they ate the soup regardless. Those are true friends…