It seems all good things must come to an end as my trusty Samsung laptop computer finally bit the dust. After six years it simply decided not to work anymore. Fortunately after doing diagnostics on it I determined that the motherboard had died. Not wanting to spend about 150.00 for a new motherboard I guess we will have to replace it. Fortunately it wasn’t the hard drive that failed so I was able to plug the old hard drive into another laptop to retrieve all my files.
I had recently purchased a new laptop for Sharon and it is a bigger screened one that she doesn’t really like too much. Her old laptop still works but the keypad has failed and the hinges to the screen have failed. So I used that one to get my old files onto an external drive and I transferred the files from the external drive to her new laptop which is now mine. Therefore we are now in the market to find her a new smaller laptop.
Getting everything configured so I could write a blog took some time but I think all is well now. In the meantime we have been hiking in Glacier National Park. The other day we drove over the Going to the Sun Road to East Glacier and then south to the Two Medicines section of Glacier National Park. It is always fun driving the Going to the Sun road. When we passed Saint Mary Lake we were surprise to see a large area burned and I later discovered the fire happened last year and burned a large section of this side of the park.
As it took a good part of the day to arrive at Two Medicines we decided to do a short 3-4 mile hike along the north shoreline of Two Medicine Lake. As we got parked and started our walk we were surprised to see some young Bighorn Sheep moving through a picnic area that had few people in it. After snapping a photo or two we moved on around the lake.
The hike was pleasant going through the wooded shoreline with occasional views of the lake. When we reached about the 2 mile mark we noticed a little gully which led to the lake so we decided to take it as a new “trail.” A short way in we came out to a rocky shoreline on Two Medicine Lake. When we did we scared up a merganser who was likely mad at us for disturbing her/his peace and tranquility.
We sat on a fallen log and admired the beauty of this side of Glacier National Park where we reflected upon how lucky we are that we are able to do what we are doing at this time of our lives. After awhile we headed back to the CRV back down the same trail we came up. Two Medicine is about the same distance to Kalispell whether we headed north or south so we drove the southern scenic route back home.
Well, we had a little bump in the road with my laptop dying but thankfully it hasn’t stopped us from enjoying wonderful scenic hikes here in Montana while the weather allows…
NOTE: We are in Kalispell Montana until September 12, 2016 unless the weather gets bad. Then we will head over toward Spokane Washington most likely…