Yesterday was a day for grocery shopping and….buying our “life preservers” to use with our new toy. While in Coeur d’Alene time before last, we happened upon a demonstration of kayaks, and after trying out 4 or 5 different models, we were hooked. Unfortunately, the dealer that hosted the event really didn’t want to sell us the one that we wanted. They hadn’t decided yet if they were going to carry it, and if I wanted it, I would have to “special order” it.
We walked…fact is, we walked and kept walking for another 3 weeks before I finally called the factory to purchase one. They wouldn’t sell me direct, but did give us a web address of a company that would give us a “deal” and have it sent right out. 3 days later, we had our kayak. We were thinking that with all the lakes here in Glacier National Park and the rest of Montana, we would get a lot of good use out of it right away. Today would have been a great day to have ventured out for our first “cruise”, but the weather report told us differently. What do they know? Yes, we went out for the day to do some hiking, but you can hike in the rain and wind and still have a good hike. Well, it didn’t rain, in fact the wind hardly moved the leaves on the trees. We did have a good hike, and we saw some great sites including a black bear, some mountain goats, and a deer that ran out in front of Louise and shocked the hell our of her. Our hike today took us to the Red Rock Waterfalls. To say that they were beautiful is an understatement. I sure hope the pictures turn out. There were 4 or 5 other lakes that we could have easy access to, but the WEATHERMAN talked us out of taking what we needed to go kayaking… Oh well, it’s raining now and there will be other days to hit the water with our new toy and I know that we will be enjoying it. This morning we said Good-bye and Happy Travels to Jim and Jacque Crehan. They had been camped next to us for the last 6 days and we had really enjoyed meeting them and know that we will see them on the road again. They left for Lake Chelan and I sure hope the weather is going to hold for them.