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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Last Day of Vacation

Last day for 4 weeks. LOL Then we are off again to Alaska.

Today was a great day. We discovered a little town called Bigfork. One of those quaint places with the downtown core pf shops, bars and art places. And waterside so peaceful. The sun shone all day, with no precipitation.

We are heading home to Canada tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see that weather. No way are we going back to Pincher Creek this trip.

Here we are in our campsite.


And here is a beautiful view from there:
Thanks for following us - check in again when we venture to Alaska in June!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Nice Day for Sightseeing

Today we made a short drive to Kalispell. The mountain scenery is gorgeous. Most of Hiway 93 we travelled on today wound around Flathead Lake.


Although the weather continues to rival with the north pole, we are having a great holiday.


We drove around a bit today after camp was settled, and visited Columbia Falls and Whitefish.



We finally have a site with a fire pit so the parkas are coming out and we are having a fire tonight, no matter what.

Take care

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Unique House



Today we tried to visit the Lolo Hot Springs. The weather stopped us, as you can see from the road shot:

We decided it was not the best day for an outdoor soak!


So we travelled on to see the Daly Mansion. This house was built in 1903 by a Montanna mining family as a summer vacation house. It has over 50 rooms, 25 of which are bedrooms.


After this trip it was off to Costco and shopping at Macy's. Then back to the camper for the night.
Tomorrow we plan to head north to Kalispell for a couple of nights.


What's Weather Got to do with IT?

Hello from Montana! Missoula is a beautiful city. We have found one of those rustic campgrounds with full services, cable and wi-fi. A campers dream! Although the temperatures here are only a few degrees warmer than home, we could live inside this little fifth wheel for weeks and not mind.

Tuesday we will do some sight seeing, searching out a local hot springs that is supposed to be close, and of course the mandatory Costco visit.

Missoula has a beautiful old downtown that will give us a walking destination, and so we will check that out as well.

I was going to post some pictures, but as our youngest daughter Lindsay used to say "No mom, not another mountain" and yes that is what there is here - more mountains.

Take care
Don & Donna

Hugs and Kisses to Blake and Emerson

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hello from Idaho!


Well this has been a great trip so far with some weather altercations in Canada. We left on Thursday after work to drive to Pincher Creek, believing it was going to be about 10 below. It was actually 17 below, a foot of snow and VERY cold. I don't think the furnace quit once:)

Anyway on Friday morning after a tradiitonal breakfast at McDonalds (mandatory when staying in the Walmart RV Vistas), we headed into the states. We crossed the border at Eastport, Idaho and everything seemed better. Officially on vacation.

We are travelling with our friends Erica and Dione Gillam, who have a 10 month old daughter. Surprisingly enough we did not have any emergency stops, and haven't yet. She is a great traveller. We did stop for lunch however, and after getting groceries in Sandpoint found a state park called Farrragut. Today is our third night here.

Monday morning we are headed to Montanna, for reasons unknown. It just seems like a good place to go and we have not spent much time in Missoula. I won't share our plans after that as we will probably change our minds. ha ha
The last 2 days have been spent just sight seeing and shopping. Glad to find some pretty girlie clothes for Emerson, and Blake will have to settle for some less fancy clothes. But Grandma is not done shopping yet! Already miss the kids, it's been a week. XOXOXO's to them if their mommy reads this.
Check back - you never know when we will have wireless again and can update.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Welcome Spring!

Well here we are 1 week away from our first 2009 holiday! This will be a short one - leaving on Thursday April 23 and back to work on Monday May 3.

We were going to drive to San Francisco but have decided to take our trailer and head south. We hope to find nice weather around Spokane, so wish us luck.

Check back next Friday and see where we are.