Journey to Glacier

May 30, 2009 10:28 pm

Day 11 – Journey to Glacier.

Sunset at Yellowstone

Sunset at Yellowstone

 

Today we left Yellowstone National Park and drove to Glacier National Park. Although we were sad to leave the wildlife, we were still greeted by a herd of buffalo blocking the road on the way out. The trip was about eight hours – we traveled to the Apgar Campground beside Lake McDonald.

Just a quick update on the trip. Total miles to date: 4521. Total amazing views: Too many to count. Total days without a shower: 5.

On the way, we were treated to some amazing views leaving Yellowstone… we also passed an area where we think some people saw a bear, but it was gone by the time we arrived. The actual journey itself was rather uneventful… other than a few notable exceptions.

Buffalo!

Buffalo!

 

The single largest exception was lunch. We stopped at Famous Dave’s at Ben’s suggestion. Although we were first a little intimidated by the prices (it was a higher end restaurant for us poor college boys) we decided to buy the special combo ribs plate for $30 dollars.

The waiter brought a MASSIVE set of ribs with French fries… they were so big that the meal had to arrive on a plate over two feet in diameter. (actually, it was an inverted trashcan lid which was kind of cool) The ribs alone weighed at least five pounds… French fries also weighed two pounds. These ribs were not from just a skinny demented type of cow either… no, these were full rib tips with huge slabs of meat hanging off the side. We fought the good fight for a little over an hour before we gave up trying to eat it all. (We still had about two pounds left for a future day.) Combined with the sauces provided, this was a glorious meal that will be remembered for years to come.

Lots of Wings

Lots of Wings

 

Anyways, besides that lunch (which was amazing btw) our trip was quiet. We stole some internet from the parking lot of resturant. We also picked up some groceries and got to listen to the Montana accent (which was Matt and Ben’s favorite so far).

Once we arrived at Glacier we were pleasantly surprised to find the camping area pretty much empty with plenty of choice spots available. We were able to get a nice little spot not too far from the lake next to some campers from Mississippi (which was one of the license plates that we needed). After setting up camp we decided to go watch the sunset at the lake.

Sunset over the Lake

Sunset over the Lake

 

 Hope you guys are doing great! – The Lost Boys

 

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