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Celebrating a 3 year olds birthday!

We decided initially to spend her bday in Whitefish and Kalispell Montana instead of Canada just because there is more to do in the larger towns… Here’s how the day went…

She woke up to this in the RV…100 emoji balloons in the RV lol

A few presents and some were hidden! She still hasn’t opened them all but we are intentionally spreading them out.

Her peppa pig present from aunty…

Quality time with dad.

Happy mom and bday girl! Next stop was City Beach in Whitefish.

Bubbles!!

We found a shady spot around 10 am and anikka must have carries 10 buckets of water to make a most!

We all played on the beach and built sandcastles and lakes.

After a few hours and anikka first kayak ride…

we all decided to grab a snack at McKenzie River Pizza Co. In Kalispell.

The purple pizza looks funny but was sooooooo good!!

It was a mix of a sweet Huckleberry cream and pine nuts… surprisingly good! Plus beer was $3.50 each!! Yay for happy hour.

Cool decor and great ambiance.

Nicely done!

She was a happy 3 year old!

Back to the RV for more presents!!

Scott enjoyed murdering the balloons lol

We spend the remainder of the evening at the RV park playground with a friend anikka had made friends with, a 4 year old Brooklyn…they ran and played and had cupcakes!

Then we had a tired girl. 

The Going-To-The-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana

Ok so we did it! This was honestly the most beautiful part of the entire state. Especially after the vast beauty in Canada…we had initially been rather disappointed with the overall Montana experience…let alone the issues we had with the car and a few rather rude folks…this was the view and feel we needed to get us back in the spirit!

So this famous road to the sun is a 50 mile windy, narrow and steep road which goes up to 6500 feet and literally feels like your driving into the sun. We left around 7pm so it was cool and we had high hopes to see animals out.

Here’s the start…it’s about a 30 Min drive through the national park just to start the ascent.

Anikka fell asleep…so we enjoyed the quiet lol


Finally some amazing views!!

Here’s only a quarter of the way up…looking east as the sun set.


So pretty…

Here you can see the windy road clinging onto the edge of the mountains…

So narrow!!!

So steep!!!

Still climbing…

More views…

A glacier!!

Here’s probably the widest part of the road.

Woah!

Our second pull off… Mountain goats!

It was a mom, dad, and baby goat.


A view point near the goats. We were above the tree line here.

Evidence I made it.

Here’s Logan’s pass…and locals!! We ran into a group of 10-15 big horn sheep!

They walked around the parking lot and got about 15-20 feet away from us in the car…a bit intimidating…they are big!!!


Guess who woke up!! Logan’s pass is behind us. It was cold and we didn’t have jackets so we didn’t stay out long.

Looking east.

Heres the famous weeping wall…it’s crazy! Literally the 80 feet of wall is leaking water.

This water fall looks like a staircase and was over 200 feet tall but hard to tell by the pictures…

Sunset!!

Lake McDonald in the dusk…

Aaaand back to the RV park by 1030pm

Back to the US! Montana here we come!

The drive down to Montana was very pretty but we were very sad to leave Canada. 

We had a quick reminder of how inefficient some of our systems are when we waited in line for nearly 45 minutes to get back into our own country, Ben got grilled with questions as to why we were in Canada, and then Scott found out he had an expired passport so Luckily everything was smooth and we got back in…

Ridiculous…

Anyhow…the rest of the drive was easy…

We are staying at North American RV park just outside of Whitefish Montana.

Guess who found the playground??

Parked in spot h16…

We did not get much chance to explore but we did go out to grab a quick drink and went for a nice drive around town.

Back slope brewery…

A short drive over the dam.

So today we had the intent just to go to the post office in West Glacier, but as we were leaving we discovered a fuel leak in the car which completely changed our plans. We ended up waiting around for a few hours for a tow truck and are now currently out of a vehicle. the good thing is that we got to explore West Glacier a bit and have some fun on the river while we waited.

Here’s scott on the phone with the towing company…

We walked to flat head river…

We saw tons of fish!!!

Back to the car…

Lucky the driver was nice enough to drop us off at the RV park before taking the car to the shop in whitefish…

Bye car!! If we’re lucky we’ll have the car fixed by the weekend with a minimum of $300 in Damages….ugh lol. 

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