Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trip to Glacier National Park - Part 4 (Lake McDonald lodge and around)

Lake McDonald lodge is located next to Lake McDonald in Glacier national park. Some pictures from around that area.
The Lake McDonald Lodge, built in 1895, is a historic lodge located within Glacier National Park, on the southeast shore of Lake McDonald. The lodge is a 3-1/2-story structure built in a Swiss chalet style based on Kirtland Cutter's design. The foundation and first floor walls are built of stone, with a wood-frame superstructure. The lobby is a large, open space that extends to the third story. It has a massive fireplace and a concrete floor scored in a flagstone pattern, with messages in several Indian languages inscribed into it. The rustic lodge is a National Historic Landmark. (Info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_McDonald_Lodge).


The lodge
 Bear grass flower
One of our friends had promised to take us in their Canoe. They lost everything in the “Waldo Canyon Fire”. We were talking about them when we saw a family canoeing in the lake. When we met the family later, we told our friend’s story. To our surprise, they were also from Colorado Springs and had lost their rental property in the same fire. It became a bigger surprise, when my daughter pointed out that, their daughter and mine kindergarten classmates. What a small world we live in! Next day we had a blast when they allowed us to borrow their canoe.
The Red tour buses

6 comments:

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Magnificent photos ~ Love the totem pole and lodge and cars and on and on ~ Lovely work! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Tito Eric said...

Stirring shots, all of them. The bottom photo is arresting.

Cheers!

Visiting from Our World Tuesday

Here's mine:

http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/09/mysteries-behind-philippine-flag.html

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

lorik said...

Stunning photos! My favourites are the 3rd and 4th - interesting composition and great patterns made by the poles and fencing. I also like the last one of the car. Very striking! You might also like to join in on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you very much for this interesting journey.

Please have a good Tuesday.

Fun60 said...

Love those tour buses!