Our Friday dawned before the sun had even peeked over the horizon..
another adventure was on the agenda…one that I was a bit leery about..not being a big fan of heights, so needless to say I was a bit apprehensive…
We had been told or rather warned about our plan..narrow winding roads up the side of a mountain..sheer drop offs with no barricades..
Where were going?..
The road to the sun..
Going to the sun road is one of the world’s most spectacular highways.
Bisecting the heart of Glacier, the 50 mile long road follows the shores of the park’s two largest lakes and hugs the cliffs below the Continental Divide as it traverses Logan’s Pass.
Many scenic turnouts and wayside exhibits let you stop and enjoy the drive at your own pace.
It was a 165 mile round trip from our campsite to the West Gate at Glacier National Park,
we paid our fee of $25, good for one week of unlimited visits..
My palms were sweaty in anticipation of that ‘jello-ie leg’ feeling..
the climb is very quick…
..there are a few tunnels..
..the first vantage point that we stopped at was Heaven’s Peak..
..Tucker even got out of the jeep..no water here little buddy..just a big ‘rock’..
….geesh..no water?..what the heck?
lots of green lush valleys..
and a few waterfalls..
..the views are spectacular..so many pictures to share..
..I have no idea about this..Doug snapped this photo..can you imagine falling to your ‘death?’..
..we arrived at the visitor’s center at Logan’s Pass..
..there he is..”I mushed his face into the rock, Mom..he isn’t sharing the photos with me!”
…there, that’s better..just me and my ‘peeps’..Bart is back in the jeep where he belongs..
our first views of St. Mary Lake..almost ten miles long and 260 feet deep..
Did someone say Lake??
yes you heard correctly…soon little buddy..
….there you go…enjoy the water..
our next stop after we loaded the wet dog in the jeep..was the town of St.Mary..
..we left some of our $$ in this little store and when we went back outside..this fine looking ‘trike’ was parked beside us..
..note the leather bumper cover..Lazy Dawg?..how strange is that?
…We turned around and headed back towards the town of Kalispell…once again Tucker had to share the photo spotlight with Bart..’dang bear’..
as we took the road to the sun again..the views are different..
..and we took the time out for another lake for Tucker..this time it was Lake Macdonald..
..our day ended with a dinner date with Jim and Sandie at a local Kalispell restaurant..
..and their friend, Paul joined us as well..
..so as the sun set on this fine day..we are tucked in this evening in our cozy pop-up with a raging thunder/lightning/wind/rain and hail storm…sure hope the sun comes back tomorrow…