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Welcome to the United States of America.

August 19, 2010

I am happily back in the United States and away from the masses and craziness that was Jasper and Banff.  I am also happy to report that gas costs about half of what it did in Canada, so I won’t have to sell a kidney to make it all the way to NC.

Since my last blog post, many of my more experienced RV friends have emailed to let me know that they forgot to tell me that big rigs definitely have trouble at the more popular National Parks during peak season.  Knowing this, I think I’ll still hit Yellowstone, if I can scrounge up a spot and then steer well clear of them for good, unless it is off season.  Lesson learned.

Fortunately, I was able to find a spot in Glacier National Park and have paid for a 4 night stay.  We are walking distance to Lake McDonald, where we have already swum several times.  I have also retrieved one of my bikes from the back of Dora and have ridden it around a bit.  How nice.  Additionally, I got out my little grill and cooked up a steak for dinner last night.  And the best news of all is that I don’t have to move until Sunday!!!

At the moment I am at The Great Outdoor Store or some such place where I was told I could find wireless.  Upon arrival, I went in to inquire and ended up speaking with a man whom I believe happened to be the owner of the establishment and asked if wireless were available.  While a bit taken aback by my inquiry since I don’t think it is really supposed to be available to the public, he quickly offered the picnic table outside with the most stunning view for my use. Did I mention that I had a hard time concentrating on the conversation due to the fact that he was incredibly handsome with the most gorgeous hazel/gold eyes?  Oh my goodness.  And not only that, but since I’ve been sitting here, he has come out twice to check on me.  Once to ask if there is anything I need and again to say he was leaving and that I was working too hard.  Oh my.  Of course all I could do was giggle and turn red and wonder if I had combed my hair this morning.

Anyway, I’ve got to get on with the day.  Perhaps I’ll come back tomorrow (with hair combed) to see if I run into Mr. Handsome With The Eyes again.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Li1gray permalink
    August 20, 2010 12:40 am

    I just ran into your link on the Geocache Alaska site and have been catching up on your blog. I had heard you were going on a trip! Really love the pictures and the descriptive writing as it really brings back memories. We drove up in 1989 and have not been back out the highway, but it sounds like it has not improved much. I look forward to reading more of your adventures. Have a great time and trip. Li1gray

  2. Thomas Noble permalink
    August 20, 2010 1:57 am

    Are you going to ride Going to the Sun Road? It is especially fun on the way back.

    Enjoy this part of your trip and eat a Huckleberry Shake for me.


  3. Sue C. permalink
    August 20, 2010 4:14 am

    You go girl!! Thanks for a most entertaining blog post. I’m looking forward to hopefully hearing more about Mr. Golden Hazel Eyes tomorrow. How tall is he? Just curious. 😉

  4. Jimmy permalink
    August 20, 2010 7:31 pm

    Glad to hear you finally found a spot you could stay for a few days.
    I am sure you are enjoying that. Maybe you will run into Mr. eyes
    tomorrow. LOL Hope you took a shower and combed your hair. Say Hi to the kids for me and give them a hug. Later Gator, Enjoy. Need more pics but I am sure you hear that all the time.

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