6 weeks agoHey All 3 of you! Taking off today to take the wife to Glacier. In case anything happens here I`ll check back soon! Hahaha
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Was a little confused as to your message. I think a hundred years ago, I was actully at the Glacier place.........assuming you must mean Glacier national Park.
Maybe..........once upon a time thee was an actual glacier there.
Anyway, way back in the early 60"s, I was like a sop****re in college and the Space Needle had recently been built in Seattle and my fraternity had planned a National Conference there just prior to our school year starting.
So, Three of us in a damn VW Beattle went from Omaha to Seattle to that meeting and on the way, we went thru Yellowstone and also Glacier as I recall.
Lots of old memories from that trip and time.
6 weeks agoI put the Park in the title so I was lazy and didn`t put it in the text. There are still some glaciers left. Not as much as in the old days.
Road trips are always fun!
6 weeks agoHave fun Dave. When Larry and I met you and Bill in Seattle - we went to Glacier Park and the line to get in was miles long - with campers and motorhomes. Didn`t go in. I don`t think we missed much but we saw plenty of stuff on the whole trip.
6 weeks agoLots of vehicles and bikes, McG. The East Glacier gate is closed but we did 3/4s of the Going To The Sun Road.
6 weeks ago
Remembering our long ago trip to Seattle in a VW Beetle, I gotta tell ya when three guys are in one and one of the guys is kinda over weight and he is sleeping in the back seat and after a while, he stirs and moves his arm.........the whole aroma in the car changes............and not for the better.
6 weeks agoLOL Sounds terrible, Mo!
6 weeks ago
Here is one of the funniest parts of that trip.
You likely have for sure been on short stretches of the Interstate where the West bound lanes versus the East bound lanes depart....So to speak, while (rare), you are going one way on the Interstate but the opposite bound Interstate is behind trees and/or hills and you cannot see it.
So, for all appearances, you could appear to be on a (two lane) highway when in fact, you are really on the Interstate headed West.
While in such a section where you could NOT see the other opposite lanes, we were pedal to the metal *floored" in the left lane in that damn VW. It was hilly with ups and downs......We were passing another car on the down side of the hills, but with the limited power of the VW, this guy would catch us and pass us on the uphill sections.
So, on the next downhill section, the guy in our car in the back seat wakes up. He is the car owner. He looks up and sees us running full out in the left lane and along side of another car as we start uphill again.
He screams.............. We pick up on the fact that he doesn`t understand the situation and we start saying.........We`re gonna pass that bastard no matter what.
He almost had a heart attack while we crested the hill top and he finally found out we were on an Interstate highway.
It was a big giggle deal.
6 weeks agoHahaha That`s funny, Mo. It would be hilarious in that situation!
5 weeks agoSounds like fun Dave, lots of outdoors, fresh air and beautiful scenery. I was pretty close to there when I was in Montana years back after Sturgis. But I didn`t visit the Park, always wish I had so I could say been there done that.
You are probably back home by now, so I hope you had a wonderful and safe trip.....
5 weeks agoYep. We are home, VT. Glacier is a ways from the Bear Tooth Highway. 4 1/2-5 hours easy. Longer with tourist traffic. Yellowstone is pretty close from there though.
I decided a few years ago that life is too short to pass up any chance to do something. I still procrastinate some but not much.
5 weeks agoMy friend Larry and I went to Niagra Falls on our eastern five week sojourn. I was born and raised in NY state, Falls 300 miles west. and had never been there. Larry and I sure were impressed. The ride on the Maid-of-Mist is great. After that I took him to the baseball Hall-of-Fame. Didn`t mean much to him because he is a biker from SanJose (no baseball). I think I have done about all the things I wanted to, just missed the Canadian railroad ride across country and the USA ride back. Seen and done just about everything else. Being from the Hudson River Valley makes for a great start in life.
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