Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Vacation: Part Two

Okay I know it has taken me a long time to post about the rest of our vacation, but here goes.  We flew out of Indy to Spokane then we made the four and a half hour drive to Kalispell, MT.  The kids were great the entire time, but were ready to be at Grandma and Grandpa's cabin.  

The kids settled right in and enjoyed swimming, walking in the woods, riding bikes, shoot bows and arrows, and kayaking. The first day we were there we got the shore station and boat in the lake so off course Chet wanted to try water skiing behind the big boat, no more dinky fishing boat for him.  He did a fantastic job and got up on his first try!

One of the high lights for the kids each year is their camping trip with Dad.  This year was quite an adventure, as the girls were able to hike all the way to the top of the mountain behind the cabin.  The other memorable part was the terrible rain storm they had that left them soaking wet and very tired.

While we were there we headed to Glacier National Park for a day.  We did a short hike on the Trail of the Cedars which was really beautiful and amazing to see such an old growth forest.  Of course we went to Logan Pass at the top and saw some mountain goats.  The kids completed their Jr. Ranger books, and were awarded with a Jr. Ranger Badge.  It was quite the honor as the Ranger made everyone in the visitor station stop and listen while she announced their names. 

Being there reminded me how flat it is here and how much I miss the beautiful scenery.  Rob and I began talking about coming back next here and doing some back country hiking.  It also sparked talk about moving to Montana.  Every year we go we always talk about moving, but I think we just might do it in the next few years.  I even know just where I want to build our house.  Of course our trip was much too short and soon it was time to make that four and a half our drive back to Spokane to catch our flight to Indy and drive another hour and a half back home.

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