Whitefish Montana Ski Trip

On January 5th, 2019, we flew to Kalispell, Montana, where we were greeted by Marguerite and Don Shepherd, then taken to their condo in the Meadow Lake Resort in Montana’s majestic Flathead Valley. We were here for a week of skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort (formerly Big Mountain), with 3,000 acres of uncrowded terrain. It was going to be an epic week for me as I have seen the light and I am returning to skiing after 20 years of snowboarding. Don was a great help as he was a ski instructor at Mt Baker and knows all the new ski equipment and what would be the best for me. Our first day on the slopes was foggy so we stayed lower down on the mountain, following our fearless leader Don. The best part of the day was lunch at the Hellroaring Saloon & Eatery located in the historic Chalet on Whitefish Mountain Resort. The drink of choice was the Keoki Coffee, (kaluha, brandy, & coffee) that will keep you feeling warm and cozy for the rest of the day. After a tiring first day of skiing and snowboarding we enjoyed some apres ski drinks and snacks at The Montana Tap House. Continue reading

West Glacier, Whitefish and Bigfork, Montana

Saturday, Sept 13th. This is Pat and Harry’s last day with us before they head out on the road. Here are some photos of our campsites at the West Glacier KOA and our trip into West Glacier. We stayed at the KOA for two fabulous weeks from 9/2/14-9/16/14 and Pat and Harry were with us most of the time, on the site next to us. This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at, with paved pads next to large grassy areas, picnic tables and a large fire ring on gravel. They even serve breakfast in the summer months and have a BBQ in the evenings until mid September. Continue reading