Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta Canada, part2

Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta Canada, part2

Since there was so much to see and the scenery was just eye watering that I was taking too many pictures to share and I decided to break the first post up into two parts.  We took a drive up north towards Jasper to the Columbia Ice Fields.  The drive was along a river with glacier fed lakes and streams, the mountains towered above the highway and several different glaciers could be seen.  At the highway stop for the Ice…

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Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta Canada

Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta Canada

We headed into Canada into the Banff and Lake Louise area for a week stay.  We are staying at the Lake Louise Trailer Campground, right near the small town of Lake Louise and about 30 miles north of Banff.  The actual lake is just up the road but be warned, it is crowded in the summer and the amount of people trying to park gets parking lots so full they bus people in from a huge parking lot a few…

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Glacier National Park, Pt. 3

Glacier National Park, Pt. 3

Yep, it took three parts to cover this vast and beautiful National Park.  We are hopefully helping you guys that read this to plan your future vacation out this way.  We will be back in 2020, there is so much to see and do, even two weeks was hard to do.  With the crowds picking up, getting to do some of the popular hikes can be a challenge, it means getting up early, getting to the parking lot at the…

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Glacier National Park, Pt. 2

Glacier National Park, Pt. 2

As promised, I would be breaking up our post into several parts to cover this very large National Park.   It has been really busy in the park during this 4th of July week, a lot of tourists, parking lots jammed by early morning, tons of folks on the hiking trails, and yes, I am not having as much fun with all this stress.  So today we decided to take a down day, work on the RV, cleaning, fixing a few…

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Glacier national Park, Part 1

Glacier national Park, Part 1

Since we have a rain day today, I figured I would do a short post about Glacier National Park and make it a two part post.  We got into Columbia Falls. Montana a few days ago.  We are staying at Columbia Falls RV Park which is in town and about 15 miles from the entrance to the West side of Glacier National Park.  The Park is big and to drive around or through it is about 60 miles and will…

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Malmstrom AFB..all about the Nuc’s

Malmstrom AFB..all about the Nuc’s

After our stay near Billings, MT we headed northwest to Great Falls, MT.  We are staying at Malmstrom Air Force Base which is on the edge of town, they have two RV campgrounds, one just outside the base and one inside the base itself.  The one outside was full, so we opted to stay in the smaller one on base.  The only downside is it only has 30 Amp electric, but that is not really an issue since it is…

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2019 Plans

2019 Plans

Now that we are getting into the summer months of 2018, it is time to start locking down our plans for 2019.  We have planned to stay on the east coast and visit Cathy’s family who is clustered up in New England for the most part.  We also have friends in Pittsburgh, and some Navy friends in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.  This winter we will be spending a month in Corpus Christie, Tx (Dec 2018), Galveston, Tx (Jan 2019), Destin,…

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Beartooth Pass and Mountains

Beartooth Pass and Mountains

In talking to some of the camp hosts here at the RV park, several recommended a day drive to Beartooth Pass, a famous motorcycle drive and very scenic drive that people have highlighted over the years in the media.  I decided to make a day trip, first was a drive to Cody, Wy to catch up with the parents of our VA friends.  We got to know them when they lived in VA and when they retired, they moved to…

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Montana, the big sky country

Montana, the big sky country

We settled into our campground at 7th Ranch RV park about an hour south of Billings, Montana.  It is close to the small town of Garryowen, ok, when I say small, I mean a gas station, museum and post office.  Garryowen is where the battle of little big horn really started, where the Indian encampment of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse was attacked by the first elements of Custer’s Army.  The national Battlefield park is like 5 miles away and…

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Since we were only a 45 minute ride from Yellowstone National Park, we took Tina with us to show her Yellowstone while she was visiting. Even though the weather forecast was for cloudy skies and rain, we decided to make the trip and it turned out to be fantastic. We first headed to old faithful and the main lodge area, we got a wonderful breakfast in the lodge and as we were finishing, old faithful was about to go, as…

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