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Time is Flying!

By on Aug 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

I can’t believe summer is really kind of over and we’ve been on the road for almost seven weeks already. Despite some days of despairing that I am missing out on seeing things because I am constantly going to the grocery store or sorting through boxes looking for stuff I need, I think we are doing better than expected. The kids are very good-natured about everything, K is doing a great job driving all the time and Teddy has settled into a great traveling dog. Nothing truly awful has happened yet – allowing us to get a foundation of good experiences to help us weather the disasters that might await us. Now that it is the end of summer, I am less worried about getting reservations ahead of time and we are able to plan just a week or two ahead. We are currently in Kalispell, Montana at an awesome campground. Our plan was to explore Glacier National Park instead of Yellowstone but Glacier was kind of a bust because I wasn’t feeling well and it was really crowded and we were not able to stop enough in the limited areas where dogs were allowed.   Glacier National Park was truly beautiful but would have been better without a dog or if we could have stayed in the park itself rather than 30 miles away. Seeing all the people hiking around while we were stuck in slow-moving Going-to-the-Sun-Road traffic was maddening. We decided to make up for that by taking a detour to Yellowstone for 3 days. I found an RV park 1/2 mile from the West Yellowstone entrance that also borders a National Forest (where dogs are allowed on the trails). I think that’s going to make it easier for some of us to take a 1/2 day trip into Yellowstone while the others hike with Teddy in the forest area. We are going to have to keep an eye out for more National Forest areas. Today we went on a short hike in a pretty much deserted lake area of the Flathead National Forest bordering Glacier National Park. Felt much more freeing than the crowded National Park area.   D got to really try out his homemade...

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Check the Listings!

By on Aug 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Our internet access remains sketchy as we figure out how much data we can use with our phone plans so it has been a big pain to try to update the blog with slow/no wifi on top of lots of moving from place to place over the last week. We are now in Montana at one place for six nights so we will have a chance to settle in. I have pictures still to add from the other computer but this post is mainly a note to check the Listings on the home page for updates on where we are. If you are getting updates on your phone, I think it sends only blog posts like this one, not listings. You have to go to the home page map feature to see the write-ups (and photos later) for each stop. Double-click the map to zoom in or choose “toggle list view” to see a list of places. Right now, we are in Kalispell, Montana and will be here for six nights to take in Glacier National Park and the State Fair and maybe Wild Horse Island if it is not too far away. I’ve been feeling pretty good about our first several weeks going along better than expected but then a guy working in the meat place in Seattle where I found some food for Teddy dropped the bomb of, “Oh, it’s only been five weeks,” as if I don’t know what I am in for once the honeymoon wears off....

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