August 17, 2005

Travel Log - Day 7

We left the Polson KOA and drove north up to Kalispell. Montana is the most beautiful state IMO and every turn and twist of the interstate affords a new breathtaking view of nature. I am in awe today as we drive around the lake. The day is sunny (so far we have had one day of rain - on our first day out) and warm. We have packed our lunch and hope to find a nice pinic spot for us to eat at. Here in Montana, outdoor life is everything so there are many places to pull off the road and just sit a spell. Our destination is only an hour and half away so we have a leisurely drive ahead of us. We will be spending the bulk of our trip at the Whitefish KOA, located about 20 miles from the entrance to Glacier N.P. We chose Whitefish as it offered some great freebies, namely a hot breakfast daily, crazy bikes, petting zoo, game room, pool, spa and computer access.

I guess I should mention that being offline is not only causing both DH and I to have withdrawls but it is also a business issue. I work from home as both website designer and server administrator and so travelling without the computer is a NO GO. Normally, we would choose to stay in hotels/motels that offer high-speed access so that I can continue to provide computer services to my clients. But this year we are camping and with WI-fi being so popular and available it is pretty amazing to think that in all most all our overnight stops and KOA visits, internet access was available.

Bunnies free ranging in Whitefish

The Whitefish KOA has a petting zoo with rabbits, llamas, ponies, goats, ducks, geese, and chickens. The owners let their bunnies roam free and this is one of them. We often had them pop up to our cabin in the early am or pm looking for a snack. They were very snuggly and friendly - ds was enthralled and asked if we could have a bunny when we got home. Bunnies and Arizona are not a good combination - the heat is too much for them and they require such special care. We chose instead to just enjoy them while we were here.

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