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This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.
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Let’s start this week out right!
Today, pictures from valued commenter realbtl.
We had a prolonged winter here in NW Montana but a couple of weeks ago it finally broke, the road out to the main road melted and it was (at long last) convertible time again. Last week (of March) I had to make a Costco run, saw blue skies and decided to make a 50 mile detour up to Glacier NP. Beautiful as always though I did a classic black ice fall on your ass move that still aches.
If you are planning a trip to Glacier this summer I doubt that Going to the Sun will open before July.
Pix taken with my $100 Nikon P&S, no enhancement.
Yup, lots of snow
Lake McDonald village. Mid-week and 4 other cars. The joy of off season travel.
Looking into the park just west of West Glacier.
I never tire of this view. I’ll often jump on my motorcycle or grab the ‘vert and head up just to make sure the lake is still there. Any excuse I can think of.
A zoom from the previous spot.
Thank you so much realbtl, do send us more when you can.
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Beautiful! Our national parks are a treasure.
Wow! Very beautiful! Needs to be way less snow for convertible time for me though ?!
Lucky to be able to take a detour like that! I miss the mountains, proper mountains, the mountains in Scotland are beautiful, but they are not the same.
Thanks for the pix.
Realbtl, is that yellow Mustang yours? Nice ride.
It certainly still looks very much like winter to these tropical eyes.
Since my backyard looks more like this than raven’s pics from yesterday I find them comforting. Hate to think I am in knee-deep snow alone!
Nice pictures. We are looking forward to making the trip to Glacier & this just encourages me
Beautiful! This time of year, photos are the only place snow should be seen.
I want to visit Montana some day.
@debbie: I heartedly agree, especially since it snowed here in Cincinnati last night.
Just a dusting, didn’t stick to the roads or sidewalks, and since today’s high will be in the upper 40’s, it will melt away in short order. It’s the idea of it that galls.
My cousin married a Montanian who would live nowhere else so she has had to adapt to life in big Sky Country. The land there certainly has a hold on its people.
Same here. Snow #3 after the forsythia bloomed. I pity the Old Wives if there’s a fourth.
@Baud: I’m seriously thinking of doing this volunteer project later this year.
But they’ve also restarted a project on the Lakota reservation in South Dakota and need volunteers for that desperately.
I may try to do both. At least I can save some money driving to them ?
@Ohio Mom: @debbie: it’s snowing here now, and the high today is only going to be around 40°. Expecting 1-2 inches. But warming up after tomorrow, which is a good thing because another shipping notification came last night. My roses are on the way. I’m replacing the dead soldiers from last year.
My main problem with this weather is that the squirrels in the attic don’t seem to come out when it snows.
I think we might have caught all of them but I need a few more warm days to make sure no one else is hiding up there before I call the handyman back to close up the three and a half holes they made. We paid for him to close up the first two holes, and then the squirrels recreated them.
To think I used to like watching squirrels.
Back to the subject at hand, if you go to Montana, @Baud: , be sure to include Yellowstone. It is so weird a place, it is almost like being on another planet.
I rented a Mustang while in Florida this winter, a nice surprise- we had arranged for a small car to drive from Orlando to Sarasota, and the manager at Alamo handed me the key fob and said, “I don’t feel like going out back to find a compact, there’s a Mustang out front, will that be OK?”
Why yes, I’ll manage, I suppose. Turns out it’s a little 4 banger with a BIG turbo, makes 310hp or something. 10 speed auto trans. Impressive. Fun reaction from my wife when I popped the trunk with the remote, and again from her Dad when we turned into the driveway with the top down. Nice unexpected highlight of the trip.
@Ohio Mom: Have him put some wire cloth behind the boards when he repairs the holes- it demoralizes them.
@Bill: Yes, we have plans for wire cloth. This has been an education in the rafters of our house. There are a number of places that need shoring up. It’s a wonder we never had squirrels before.
One of the squirrels that was caught was a nursing mom — she was removed two counties to the east. I don’t know if that is actually humane or not, sending her away without her babies to a land already full of other squirrels. But those are the state guidelines.
The critter catchers say she was the one boring the holes. We’ll see. They also declared victory in February, billed us, and then had to be called back.
The joys of home ownership.
Thanks folks. Yes the yellow Mustang is mine, ridiculously overpowered but V8.
As long as the roads are dry I’ll go out with the top down. Heated seats help.
@Baud: you can raise rabbits there!
Fab pictures. Is that a yellow Mustang convertible in the first photo? Also, in that blown up photo of the lake there are clearly miniature Loch Ness monster beasties swimming in that cold water.
@Ohio Mom: Because spousal unit has relatives there, this east Coaster has been to Yellowstone N.P. four times. It never even remotely gets old for me and is truly a marvelous world unto itself. It is also one of a handful of the world’s super-volcanoes that, when it blows again (last time was 630,000 years ago but scientists know it will do so again) it will basically wipe out most everything west of the Mississippi or even more. Let’s all hope the periodicity of eruptions is really, really long.
@mainmata: On the other hand, all that ash in the sky will cool the planet down ; )
@satby: That first project looks very appealing, satby!
@WaterGirl: I know, right?
I wish they were longer than only a week, but maybe I can link one week on each project together.