Our Montana adventure

I took a few days away from the blog last week to go on an adventure… to Montana to celebrate Brandon’s brother’s wedding!

It was my first time to Montana and we flew in and out of Missoula, spending a few hours eating and drinking there, but the bulk of the time in Polson and Flathead Lake (about an hour drive north).

Buckle up! Next stop: Missoula!

Ready for take off! Next stop: Missoula!

In Missoula we checked out a lunchtime festival at Caras Park, ate chocolate at Posh Chocolat (one of Brandon’s favorites), visited the Boone and Crockett Museum, and took a day hike (referred to as a “bear hunt” by me) around the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. We also dined at Plonk and had a couple of delicious desserts at Sweet Peaks ice creamery. I would HIGHLY recommend their huckleberry ice cream.

Posh Chocolat, Missoula

Hand-picked Posh Chocolat truffles

A statue outside of the Boone and Crockett Museum

A statue outside of the Boone and Crockett Museum (Yum…flag tastes good!)

Rattlesnake hike

Rattlesnake hike

Plonk, Missoula, Montana

Plonk, Missoula, Montana

We also went to Fort Missoula and had a really fun time exploring.

Climbing the tower at Fort Montana

Climbing the lookout tower at Fort Missoula

Ahoy! Looking up at the Fort Montana Lookout Tower

Ahoy! Looking up at the Fort Missoula Lookout Tower

Fort Montana

Fort Missoula

Brandon found a bench at Fort Missoula!

Brandon found a bench at Fort Missoula!

Strong-man competition

Strong-man competition

We also took a day trip to Glacier National Park, which was one of my favorite parts of the trip. We took the “Going-to-the-Sun Road” and hiked the trail at Logan Pass to the Hidden Lake overlook.

Going on a bear hunt... at Glacier National Park!

Going on a bear hunt… at Glacier National Park!

Beautiful Glacier

Beautiful Glacier

Beautiful Glacier, take 2

Beautiful Glacier, take 2

Wildflowers at Glacier

Wildflowers at Glacier

More flowers at Glacier

More flowers at Glacier

Even more flowers at Glacier

Even more flowers at Glacier

The hike at Logan Pass

The hike at Logan Pass

Going-to-the-Sun Road tunnel

Going-to-the-Sun Road tunnel

The view from above, Hidden Lake

The view from above, Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake, take 1

Hidden Lake, take 1

Hidden Lake: So spectacular!

Hidden Lake: So spectacular!

Specifically, I enjoyed all of the new friends that we made (not really, but you know…):

Mr. Chipmunk

Mr. Chipmunk

 

Mrs. Marmot

Mrs. Marmot

A mama mountain goat and her baby

Mrs. mama mountain goat and her baby

The other baby mountain goat

The other baby mountain goat

Driving to Flathead Lake was also very scenic… and tasty:

Beautiful highway shot, northwest Montana

Beautiful highway shot, northwest Montana

Smile!

Smile!

Flathead cherries = DELICIOUS (We bought both varieties!)

Flathead cherries = DELICIOUS

Sunset at Flathead Lake

Sunset at Flathead Lake

And the lake itself:

Big Sky Country indeed

Big Sky Country indeed

Clearest water I've ever seen, Flathead Lake

Clearest water I’ve ever seen, Flathead Lake

This post wouldn’t be complete without some photos from the wedding. Congrats to James and Jessica! Three cheers for many more years of happiness!

The alter

The alter

The happy couple

The happy couple

Smooches

Smooches

Hope you’re having a nice holiday week!

Farewell from Montana

Farewell from Montana

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