Old Glory Coast to Coast - Bigfork June 2022

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

Here is my second entry into this month's ActiveRain "Ole Glory Coast to Coast" challenge.

There are plenty of homes and businesses in my area with flags displayed, however most of the roads I travel don't have any place to safely pull off and take a photo. Traveling 60 miles per hour or more down a two lane road with no shoulders isn't conducive to taking photos. (PS, I have shoulders, the road didn't)

Today I was a passenger in a vehicle. We went to Bigfork Montana which is located on the east side of the valley, to check out some lots for buyer clients. On the way back, I saw the flag above and managed to whip my phone up, find the camera app, and take a quick photo as we drove by.

This flag was high on a hill, and if you look at the bottom left of the flag pole, you can tell there are some snow covered mountains behind them. It is quite impressive as it stands high above a busy intersection. No one can miss it!

And just to add another photo, with no mountain in the back, this is a flag we had flying last year in front of our home. It wound up getting weathered, and we now have a new flag ready to go up.

Which is better? Neither. They both fly as a demonstration of patriotism and love of country.

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“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” John Thune, South Dakota senator.

 

Comments (37)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

You also Roy Kelley!

Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker - I thought that quote was perfect also.

Haha, Brian England !

True Joan Cox but when there's no where to pull off, it's time to do a moving shot!

Jun 18, 2022 07:24 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I agree about not being able to stop and take a photo while driving Kat, but I think I have seen more flags than ever this year! Great entry...

Jun 18, 2022 03:55 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 !

Jun 19, 2022 04:41 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kat - that is a nice display of Old Glory.  I have driven Montana roads years ago.  I know what you are talking about.

Jun 19, 2022 05:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - those are great pictures and I love your writing style. Driving without road shoulders at high speeds is something that shouldn't even be allowed, but unfortunately is in many parts of the USA. Before I even got to the end before the comment section, I was already going to say, that second photo of the flag is my favorite! 

P.S. Happy Father's Day to Anthony!

Jun 19, 2022 09:34 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Haha, Grant Schneider - Right?

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Thank you! Driving is quite the skill here, and I will share your Happy Father's Day wishes!

Jun 19, 2022 01:22 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Love the patriotic quote you shared Kat and the photos as well. Happy Father's Day to your husband, hope you both enjoy the day!

Jun 19, 2022 03:30 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! !

Jun 20, 2022 04:52 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kat Palmiotti .  While I too enjoy very much the single residence flag being flown the photo with the hill top flag seems to hold a deeper stoic type feel.  Hard to explain and I am sure every 'ole glory' shot being displayed holds something different for all of us.  Thank you for your 2nd post.  Mark

Jun 21, 2022 01:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho for your thoughts. They are both very different and can invoke different feelings. Thank you for this challenge.

Jun 21, 2022 04:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Kat.

Keep cool and enjoy this first day of summer.

Jun 21, 2022 06:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Roy Kelley.

Jun 21, 2022 08:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Kat,

I loved your post and commented before but had to swing by as I can't believe your weather. I saw you had 2 feet of snow on Going-To-The-Sun Road in Glacier National Park!!

Jun 21, 2022 07:19 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - While that snow was happening, it was pouring rain in the rest of the valley (record rain) and we have floods here now. That snow in the mountains is melting and water levels continue to increase. Hopefully it'll start drying out today!

Jun 22, 2022 04:20 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great photos, and I love the quote at the end.

Jun 23, 2022 02:08 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 !

Jun 23, 2022 03:27 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

It can be tricky shooting pictures on a road with no shoulders. Great pictures of Ole Glory !

Jun 25, 2022 06:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Buzz Mackintosh and yes it can!

Jun 25, 2022 10:12 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Both are terrific photos, Kat. But I particularly like the first with the glimpse of the snow-capped mountain in the background.

Jeff

Jun 25, 2022 04:07 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your comment Jeff Dowler, CRS - The snow-capped mountains do kind of say "America"

Jun 26, 2022 04:42 AM