Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog


Stormy skies over Lake McDonald.

Scraping the spaghetti squash.

Here's dinner!

(Elena Writing) It rained throughout the night, heavy at times. The rain continued into the early morning and it looked dreary with clouds hanging low below the mountains. Finally it let up around mid-morning and we left the parking lot driving northeast on US-2.

It wasn’t long before I saw a farmer’s stand when we made a stop to purchase some produce. I bought sweet onions, peaches, cantaloupe, corn, spaghetti squash, and Anaheim chiles. For the first time, I sampled fresh huckleberry. It’s too tart to eat by itself. Huckleberries are grown wild in the this area and have never been grown commercially. Therefore, the prices are quite high since the fruit is harvested by hand. There is a large assortment of huckleberry products in the stores.

We continued northeast on US-2 to the west entrance of Glacier National Park. We have a drive-through campsite at the Apgar Campground ($20/night; no hook-ups). There were many sites available throughout the campground. Later we drove over to the Visitors Center and walked out to the lake. The center was a disappointment. It didn’t have as many exhibits or movies compared to other visitor centers. It started raining again so we decided to return to Da Honu.

We relaxed the rest of the day. It was a nice day to do some cooking. I cooked the spaghetti squash and topped it my freshly cooked tomato/eggplant ragu.

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