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Travel: Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0

August 5, 2017 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0. Yes – we got to fully complete the famous road heading through Glacier National Park. Last year we only completed 13.5 of the 50 miles. I can’t fully express how beautiful the drive is, seriously. You need to see it for yourself.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

A bear! Yes, we saw a small grizzly cub – I didn’t get a very good shot, yet I was fully stretched out of the truck. Bryce was like “I think he’s far enough away that you could get out of the truck.” Ah, no. I don’t think so.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

My loves taking in all the beauty.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

A snowplow? In June?

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Ah – I see. Makes sense now.

We visited from Monday, June 26 – Wednesday, June 28. The road was only open 13.5 miles on our first two days, because of a recent snowfall. On Wednesday morning we drove up to Jackson Point (the mountain above) and the gates were open! I clapped in my set with joy – I was pumped!

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

So many breathtaking waterfalls.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

They even splash right on the road, rainbows and all.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

This hairpin turn is called The Loop.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Lily loves to travel – head out the window the whole time.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Well – those are some of my pictures from our travels on Going-to-the-Sun Road. Give yourself a lot of time, at least 3.5-4 hours, if you’re going to drive the whole 50 miles and then back. The average speed is about 35 miles an hour, yet we stopped quite a bit.

Happy travelling!

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Travel: Camping in Glacier National Park

August 2, 2017 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

It’s camping time! Last year we visited Glacier National Park in May and we had a marvellous time. So this year, we decided to go again – time to go camping in Glacier National Park. The only difference is we went in late June hoping that Going-to-the-Sun Road would be open. Luckily, it was open on our last day – that post is up next.

Camping in Glacier National Park

The new park sign!

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Our little 13 foot Boler is all set up and ready for her vacation.

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

The best part about camping is the cooking on open fire. We spend hours each day cooking and enjoying the fire. Here we’re making pancakes in a cast iron skillet (it’s basically all we cook with when camping). These pancakes fried up so crispy that they almost tasted like cookies. So good!

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Miss Lily enjoying laying around, being outside and having us close by. She’s such a great traveller.

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

This is our site and as I turn around, that’s our view!

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Okay, this is a treat. Mac & Cheese on an open fire? Yes, please! We managed to boil water and cook up some creamy campfire mac & cheese.

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Camping is hard work, eh Lily?

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Such a great family photo – we had a blast!

Camping in Glacier National Park: 3ten.ca

Overall, camping is some of the best downtime you can get. Nature, beauty and flat out awe. I hope you and your family have some quality time this summer, too. Happy camping!

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Travel: Three Days in Portland

July 29, 2017 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

Spending three days in Portland is one of the highlights of the year. Thus far, anyway. The city offered more than I expected and had this chill vibe where you simply felt like you could be yourself, weird and all. Let’s check out some of the posts about our recent trip to this awesome city in Oregon.

Three Days in Portland

First, where we stayed. This beautiful bungalow was our second VRBO experience and we learned a lot – like how we like our privacy. All in all, though, it was comfortable and reasonably priced.

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

Up next, time to visit downtown. From Powell’s Book Store to the courthouse, visiting downtown is a must.

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

The zoo! The Oregon Zoo is one of my favourites. Check out the post to read the story about that little polar bear cub who’s sticking out his tongue.

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

If you’re in Portland on a Saturday, be sure to check out the market.

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

The best part about travelling? The eats! Portland eats is no exception – from local dive bar burgers to refined dishes, Portland has it.

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

Overall, our three days in Portland was a lot of fun. If you get the chance to visit, do – you’ll have a great time!

Three Days in Portland: 3ten.ca

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you again soon.

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