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).
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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.