Sunday, January 1, 2017

Reflections on 2016… Part 3

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With our annual physicals behind us and receiving good results we moved on to another new state for us, North Dakota. Even though we only spent 8 nights in North Dakota we sure enjoyed our brief stay there and with summer winding down we had to move on westward.

Best North Dakota Memories – Visiting the state capitol and its natural heritage center and the best was finally seeing the wildlife and scenery at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Worst North Dakota Memory – Hearing a loud crashing sound while driving the RV which turned out to be our closet rod breaking!!!

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By this time it was already August and we were wanting to stay a month near Glacier National Park so we entered Montana and scooted across the state until arriving in Kalispell. No doubt this is one of our very favorite summer destinations. We spent a total of 38 nights in Montana.

Best Montana MemoriesHiking Glacier,Seeing Glacier, Experiencing all of Glacier National Park!!! Seeing the first snow on top of the peaks in Glacier. Discovering a gem of a place to see wildlife at Bison National Range. Visiting with former and new friends.

Worst Montana Memory – The only bad thing that happened to us was being unable to take the National Park ferry over to hike the Grinnell Glacier because it was either full or the weather would not cooperate. (metal note – make reservations early),

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With summer quickly disappearing we wasted no time heading west. As a result we only spent a brief three nights in Idaho.

Best Idaho Memories – Visiting the Kootenai Falls and Swinging Bridge and hiking the Ross Cedar Trail.

Worst Idaho Memory – With only a three night stay we didn’t have time for any bad memories ;) other than it was chilly!

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  1. Glad you had many more ups than downs on your 2016 Travels.
    Be Safe and hoping you Enjoyed a Happy New Year.

    It's about time.

  2. Wow! What a recap and a great one at that. One of these days you'll be so glad you did this.

  3. Was hoping to see some the great expanses you shared from North Dakota next year, but alas it'll not be. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Looking forward to where 2017 will take you.

    1. We loved our visit to ND and the TRNWR...