When I think of a finale, I think of a fireworks show where the last few minutes are impressively packed with pyrotechnics. Well, here's the finale of our Montana trip and I hope you feel that way about this last set of amazing photos from our day in Glacier National Park! I don't even know if words our necessary!
After stopping at a waterfall, we hopped in the car and took the "Road to the Sun" - a 2 hour drive up and around the mountains. Every 1 mile or so, there would be a place to turn off the main road to stop and take pictures. Sometimes we'd stop, other times we'd just hang our cameras out the window and snap what we were seeing.....
About 2 hours into our drive, we stopped at a lodge/restaurant in the middle of a field. There was nothing else for miles and we were hungry! I don't even know what the name of the restaurant was.... it just had a sign that read "Food" on the building and there was no hesitation turning into the parking lot! Thinking that we would only find blah fried foods at this place, we were thoroughly surprised when the food was unique and absolutely delicious! My sweet potato-dill soup was one of the best soups I've ever had and the grilled portabello mushrooms were a-mazing!
On our drive back to the lodge, we stopped a few miles short in order to hike to Avalanche Lake. The sign read a 2 mile hike.... according to Evan's mom's tracker, it was lying. The hike was through thick woods and every so often a break in the trees would appear and you would see a beautiful mountain not too far away.
An hour and a half later, we finally made it to the lake and were certainly not disappointed. Nestled in the middle of a bunch of mountains and thick forests, the clear light blue lake was stunning as it reflected the scenery nearby.
We had visitors trying to get our granola bars.....
This picture is actually Lake MacDonald at sunset - perfect way to end such a wonderful weekend :)
If you're interested in checking Glacier National Park, please click here to check out their website and learn more. Every person visitor we encountered had the same thoughts we did.... "we're still in the USA?!?!?"