American West Adventure – Day 7

6/30/13

Sunday morning we hit the road for Montana and Glacier National Park at 6am. The kids fell back asleep, but I woke them up 20 minutes later when we hit some Sunday morning traffic; in the form of a herd of Bison migrating along the Grand Loop Road. More and more came off the side of the road by the trees until our car was surrounded by about 25-30 adults and 8-10 babies. The mom’s were pushing the babies along and showing them how to walk the right way. This was one of the best parts of our vacation for sure.

From Brandon: The Bison were all different sizes. Some were black, brown, tan, some were wet so they might have come from a lake. A lot of them were really big and some had small horns. Some were very cautious and guarding the babies. It took about 15 minutes for all of them to pass the car and head further down the road and it was like 6:30 in the morning. It was cool to see all of them at the same time!

Bison herd migrating at 6am Sunday morning

Bison herd migrating at 6am Sunday morning

The kids fell back asleep and just before reaching Mammoth Springs on our way out of Yellowstone and Wyoming, I was able to take this pic in the middle of the road. No one but us was up and about early Sunday it seemed.

the open road...

the open road…

From Brandon: At about 7am we saw 4 Elk just relaxing and eating grass on the lawn of the post office in town. We stopped and looked at them and Daddy went up close to take some pictures.

On post office Lawn in Mammoth

On post office Lawn in Mammoth

getting his base on at 7am Sunday

getting his base on at 7am Sunday

We kinda disregarded these signs to get some close-ups of horses on the  way to Montana

We kinda disregarded these signs to get some close-ups of horses on the way to Montana

Bridge at Running Eagle Falls in Two Medicine area

Bridge at Running Eagle Falls in Two Medicine area

Running Eagle Falls (AKA Trick Falls)

Running Eagle Falls (AKA Trick Falls)

It was too long a ride to head all the way up to the Many Glacier area in Glacier National Park, so we entered the park at the Two Medicine section. We walked across a bridge and up the rocks to Running Eagle Falls and then went to Two Medicine Lake to stretch our legs some more, play in the water and for the kids to wrestle a little!

From Sofia: When we got to Glacier Park someone threw a tissue over the seat and it hit Daddy’s back. He was not happy and he wanted to know who threw it. Both me and Brandon said that we didn’t throw it but Daddy knew that someone had to throw it. No one said anything the whole time to Daddy and it was really Brandon who did it. He still did not say he did it even when we are home from the trip. Don’t tell Brandon that I said that or we have to start fighting again. Please don’t, Please don’t, Please…can you not (laughing)…

They love each other...can't you tell?

They love each other…can’t you tell?

Just before we got to our cabin for the night on Many Glacier Road we saw this Grizzly Bear coming out of the trees. We watched him for a few minutes and he watched us back.

Grizzly bear near out hotel

Grizzly bear near out hotel

We had some pizza and Sofia played this IQ game where you try to end up with as few pegs as possible on this triangle-shaped board. They had this game at Cracker Barrel when we lived in North Carolina. She was really good at it, only 3 pegs left!

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4 thoughts on “American West Adventure – Day 7

  1. Pingback: National Parks Open! The absurdity is over | 1 Quest 2 the Next

  2. I’ve been lucky to have been to a number of national parks across the country, but I’ve yet to get to Glacier National Park. I’m looking forward to it whenever that day will be! Love your wildlife photos, and Running Eagle Falls looks beautiful!

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