I took a few days away from the blog last week to go on an adventure… to Montana to celebrate Brandon’s brother’s wedding!
It was my first time to Montana and we flew in and out of Missoula, spending a few hours eating and drinking there, but the bulk of the time in Polson and Flathead Lake (about an hour drive north).
Ready for take off! Next stop: Missoula!
In Missoula we checked out a lunchtime festival at Caras Park, ate chocolate at Posh Chocolat (one of Brandon’s favorites), visited the Boone and Crockett Museum, and took a day hike (referred to as a “bear hunt” by me) around the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. We also dined at Plonk and had a couple of delicious desserts at Sweet Peaks ice creamery. I would HIGHLY recommend their huckleberry ice cream.
Hand-picked Posh Chocolat truffles
A statue outside of the Boone and Crockett Museum (Yum…flag tastes good!)
Plonk, Missoula, Montana
We also went to Fort Missoula and had a really fun time exploring.
Climbing the lookout tower at Fort Missoula
Ahoy! Looking up at the Fort Missoula Lookout Tower
Brandon found a bench at Fort Missoula!
We also took a day trip to Glacier National Park, which was one of my favorite parts of the trip. We took the “Going-to-the-Sun Road” and hiked the trail at Logan Pass to the Hidden Lake overlook.
Going on a bear hunt… at Glacier National Park!
Beautiful Glacier, take 2
Wildflowers at Glacier
More flowers at Glacier
Even more flowers at Glacier
The hike at Logan Pass
Going-to-the-Sun Road tunnel
The view from above, Hidden Lake
Hidden Lake, take 1
Hidden Lake: So spectacular!
Specifically, I enjoyed all of the new friends that we made (not really, but you know…):
Mrs. mama mountain goat and her baby
The other baby mountain goat
Driving to Flathead Lake was also very scenic… and tasty:
Beautiful highway shot, northwest Montana
Flathead cherries = DELICIOUS
Sunset at Flathead Lake
And the lake itself:
Big Sky Country indeed
Clearest water I’ve ever seen, Flathead Lake
This post wouldn’t be complete without some photos from the wedding. Congrats to James and Jessica! Three cheers for many more years of happiness!
The happy couple
Hope you’re having a nice holiday week!
Farewell from Montana