Glacier National Park: The Vacation Ends

Home Builder with Retired

Today is the end of our two weeks on the road from Washington to Montana and around Glacier National Park on a Great Lodge Tour of our own making. Now it is home again and back to business as usual.

The weather wasn't perfect; a colder and wetter late summer in the park, but we enjoyed every minute and the time spent with my brother and his wife who joined us from their home in Minnesota.

Lake McDonald Lodge

Sperry Chalet

East Glacier Lodge

Prince of Wales: Alberta, Canada

Many Glaciers Lodge

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Glenn Roberts



Comments (15)

Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

What a fun time!   I love visiting Montana....Idaho and Montana used to have joint  Realtor conventions ...I still haven't visited Yellowstone but it is on my bucket list!

My mom and dad will be visiting there next week...i will tell them to bundle uP!!!

Sep 11, 2010 05:14 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Deborah - I found it strange that Glacier doesn't have cell phone or wifi available for the guests but they do for the staff. They said that they want the guest to experience the park ala the 1950's. Why the 50's I wonder? Why not 1910, when the park was founded? But being unconnected for a week didn't hurt me any!


Sep 11, 2010 05:22 AM
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!

A little disconnection can be a good thing. :)  Sounds like a fantastic trip!  I haven't been there since I was a kid.

Sep 11, 2010 06:36 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Kristen - Disconnected it good, to a point. It seems partly a ploy to use their phone system and making it a 50's experience allows you to ride in their 50's fleet of touring cars. Hmmmm.

Sep 11, 2010 08:27 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

When you're with the right company and in the right place Glenn, the weather doesn't matter..........what a great way to end your vacation.  Glad you got to spend time with your brother and his wife.............I enjoyed your travelogue very much..............great pictures too.

Sep 11, 2010 08:47 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Roger - It was a very enjoyable trip, with many highlights.

Sep 11, 2010 09:13 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

What a great trip... my kind of vacation. I haven't been to where your beautiful pictures were taken for many years. I hope you'll share more pictures soon. Talk to you soon...

Sep 11, 2010 09:19 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Glenn:  We have truly enjoyed going along on your vacation; the pictures have been spectacular.  Thank you.

Sep 11, 2010 09:43 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Tish - Glad to have you all along. Now back to work. Sigh!

René - We hope to go back but we also hope to see other national parks. You just never know.

Sep 11, 2010 10:25 AM
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

Glenn, fantastic photos. I hope you are well rested, rejuvenated, and are prepped for making some deals happen. 

Sep 11, 2010 01:55 PM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

J. Phillip - I was actually exhausted, but rejuvenated and am ready for deals.

Sep 11, 2010 02:22 PM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Glenn, you have succeeded in making me want to go back to Glacier!

Sep 11, 2010 04:41 PM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

It is certainly worth a trip and from Seattle it's drivable in one day. We will go back.

Sep 12, 2010 04:00 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Glenn, I have so enjoyed your travelogue.  And the photos are just amazingly beautiful.

Sep 13, 2010 03:51 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Glenn, Even if the weather was not perfect, it sounds like it was a great vacation overall. Nice photos!

Sep 13, 2010 05:14 PM