We’ve now left Colfax, home of the Palouse and driven across two States up to Whitefish, Montana via Idaho. It was a lovely drive with fantastic scenery. It’s been beautiful and sunny all the way and the temperature at the moment is 82ºF. We’ve lost an hour of time so that confused us for a while!!
“Why go to Whitefish?” I hear you ask. Well, we’ve come here to visit Glacier National Park to drive the scenic route called ‘going to the sun road.’ Before we left the UK back in May we hadn’t booked anywhere to stay and Si kept saying that there was no panic, there would be plenty of accommodation available!! Well, knowing that men usually no nothing I took it upon myself to find somewhere and sure enough when I looked there was basically nothing left to book. I spoke to the Lodging Company and the only room I could book was up a mountain at a ski-lodge!
I was rather sceptical when I read Trip Adviser and people were saying that because it’s summer there’s nothing much going on here, nowhere will be open to eat and any shops that are here will be closed.
Well, I’m pleased to report that the lodge we are in is excellent and has exceeded my expectations. The area’s fantastic, there are people here and there are places open to eat. As I am typing this I can hear birds singing and a river flowing. Idilic or what!
The downside is that there’s no TV in the room and we’ve just found out that Murray’s won Wimbledon, so we will have to watch a replay of that on-line.
Here are some photos taken on our trip up from Colfax and the views from our room.