Whitefish State Park
We're on our way into Northern Montana to spend a few weeks in Glacier National Park with some of our great Class of 2014 Friends! Yeah! Bad news is the smoke is still hanging on. Boo!
We are with Lee & Trace of Camper Chronicles and Mario & Ellen. Since Trace's birthday had just passed, Ellen and I decided to get her a little gift and decorate up their site. Ellen did a great job picking out the decorations.
Of course we have balloons and flowers!
And a birthday tiara!
Since Lee's birthday was also in August, we got him this cute bear shirt.
Lee just LOVES bears!
|Mario & Ellen's rig.|
|Lee, Steve & Mario getting the grill ready.|
|Me, Trace & Ellen|
The Gang. We decided to take turns cooking dinners. Boy did we eat well!
We were in campsite #22. We fudged a bit knowing that we can usually get into a site that is marked for 35 feet. But I also check it out on google satellite view and I call the campground itself. We made it in nicely, but had to park the truck across the way. The Montana rate if you are a local is $18 per night. If you are out-of-state it would normally be $28. That's for no hookups. Kind of pricey! We chose to purchase the Montana State Parks Pass for $35 which gave us free entry into Montana parks as well as a $10 discount per night on camping fees. A great deal considering we'd be in a few campgrounds in Montana. They have a few threaded water faucets spread out, bathrooms, but no dump station. There is a nice, free dump station that has fresh water also at the Cenex Gas Station in Town. Good deal! Also refilled our propane there.
|Steve & Hurley getting ready to jump in.|
|Hurley sure loves him a good stick!|
The colors are just amazing!!
|Bagged salad greens with edible flowers.|
Everyone enjoying themselves and listening to some music.
Some pretty flowers for our table.
After a hike with Ellen and some shopping downtown, I had a chance to get Trace away from work and on the lake for a little kayaking. She and Steve still work fulltime, so we don't get as much time with them during the week.
|Some ducks enjoying themselves.|
The water is a very pretty emerald green. Very clear too.
For dessert one night I served some Lemon Sorbetto into some lemon rinds that I halved and scooped out the inside and put a raspberry on top. Very refreshing!
Later we will be venturing into the West half of Glacier for some exploring and hiking.