Greetings from Great Falls
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This morning we went with our fun campground neighbors, the Courtneys, on a terrific hike up
Along the way, we briefly saw a bear- although it was just 15 feet over the hillside, the Rangers were there on a “wildlife jam” and were directing traffic to keep moving and we weren’t allowed to exit the vehicles for safety, so we saw *part* of the bear.
We stopped for a lunch break near the sign for the 45th parallel- halfway between the Equator and the North Pole! It was also along the roaring
Although we arrived after 5pm in
While in the laundry room, I met Julia, who is Adventure Cycling alone from
Oh! She is also a rock-climber and her descriptions of the techniques for hooking to anchors and belaying, etc. were fascinating. We must google El Capitan in Yosemite to learn how the climbers, over 3 days time, ascend the 1500 foot sheer rock wall- in particular, the net beds that hang between the days’ climbs! Can you imagine hanging there and trying to sleep?
Someone again suggested the book “Into the Wild” and although it has (spoiler coming!) a very sad ending, which I’m grateful to know in advance, I’m going to try to locate a copy as it sounds intriguing. I’m still reading the 10-years boating around the world book, which is terrific, but I keep running into even more interesting people while I’m trying to read it.
Fireworks were going off tonight and everyone is psyched about the 4th of July.
Guess what time sunrise and sunset are here in
We’re headed to Glacier NP in the morning where we have a reservation for the night - we cannot traverse the entire Highway to the Sky in our long RV, but I understand the shuttle service will take us on it. They still have snow in the middle section and it’s not open yet!
Charles was thrilled to see on the map that we’ll be at the northern edge of the
We’re hoping to make a Saturday crossing into
I’m a bit nervous of crossing the border in an RV, particularly with minor kids without both parents, but I think I’ve got all the necessary documents notarized from Ned and have done all within my power to make it happen. Hopefully we’ll not be the poor saps who are forced to unload their entire RV on the side of the highway - I think that is more a concern when coming back into the U.S. than going to Canada, but we’ll hold our breath and smile, be friendly and patient until it’s over. I’ve never worried about a border crossing before. And I got the Global Entry status before leaving (although that isn’t a Canadian crossing benefit), but maybe it will give added clearance. One can hope!