From Lake Louise we headed toward Kootenay National Park in British Columbia. Although there was obviously a forest fire throughout much of the park within recent years, it is still beautiful!!
We stopped at Numa Falls and were pleasantly surprised by the impressive waterfall and amazing shapes the water has carved out in the granite that lines the sides of the falls.
|Vera gathered flowers at a rest stop|
We ended up stopping in for a late lunch in Cranbrook---everyone was starving!!! Since we had eaten pretty healthy our entire trip I figured it would be fun for everyone to pick whatever, wherever for their meal. Clive and Jamison got a cheese pizza with extra cheese at Pizza Hut. Vera and Colette shared an order of chicken fingers, fries, and one Blizzard from DQ. Nick had a burger from McDonalds. I gave Pita Wrapbit's carrot wrap a try. Everyone was happy with their choices.
|These two boys happily finished an entire medium pizza to themselves!|
|Happy to be back in the USA!|
|Beautiful Flathead Lake|
We drove and drove, on the road for a total of about 10 hours this day, passing by the Flathead Lake area, and arriving at our hotel in Missoula, MT, late in the evening. . .but not too late to take advantage of the pool and hot tub!!
Friday morning we got back on the road and drove straight home, with very few stops. I still cannot believe how well the children were on the drive!! We saw many antelope, and that neat little house that nearly blends in with the landscape in Montanta.
We arrived back to our home around 6 pm at night, and got right to mowing our lawn that had grown inch upon inch while we were away, and beginning a week's worth of dirty laundry! We were happy to be home and, although we spent about 45 hours total in the car driving, the children say they'd do it all over again anytime. Even Clive wants to go back to Jill's house. So glad we had a great time. Nick and I are already planning our next family vacation, which isn't too far off!!