Flathead LakeAugust 21 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 55 °F
Arlie's first night camping in her car!
It was quite a day. After leaving Cut Bank, We drove south and eventually stopped at the Isaak Walton Inn so Arlie could see the train cars converted to 'hotel rooms'. It was rainy which made us both kinda sleepy. I think my memory was playing tricks on me: 1. I remember the Inn being much larger. 2. I don't remember the caboose being on a dirt road so far from the Inn.
Then we drove on to Flathead Lake. We hadn't made any camping reservation since I couldn't find much. Eventually we found a little visitor center in a little town and found out about a state campground up the road. We drove there to see if we could find a site. It was already after 4pm. The only site available was the handicapped site. The woman in the site next to it said if no one with a handicapped license plate showed up by 6pm, we could legally take it. Arlie parked in the site and we went for a hike and came back about 6, and it was ours.
We were awfully hungry by then and drove back to town for dinner. There was a long wait at both of the restaurants that looked good so we ended up at the grocery store, picked up a few things, and went back to the campsite to cook an easy simple dinner in the rain. Not the best 1st day of camping. And to top it all off, Arlie fell getting out of my van.Read more