|From the roadside on the way into Bigfork. |
Snow capped mountain peaks behind the Swan River
|Entry to Bigfork Village Motorcoach Resort and our site, behind the sign.|
Deer feast on the flowers in the bed here around the old wagon. They ate the flowers I had around the deck too.
It's not terribly uncommon to see bear here.
|A nice large concrete patio and wide driveway. |
There's a small storage house in back filled with everything needed to be comfortable here.
Our three months at Bigfork were a mix of good memories and bad experiences because of Lexie's health (described in painful detail in other posts). While we saw countless beautiful rivers, mountains, wildlife and skies, we grew weary of being in such a remote part of the country. Here are some of my favorite scenes from around the area.
|A storm was brewing somewhere along the northeast shore of Flathead Lake|
|A bright yellow blooming field of canola on the route from the resort to Calm Animal Clinic.|
|Barns in this area are especially photographic. Also along the route to the vet.|
|Roadside view north from Polson to Bigfork|
|Tom, Wayne and DJ on the first evening... eating pizza.|
|Grilled elk steak, sweet potatoes and cole slaw.|
Tom and DJ brought loads of food, as they always do and I tried some of the grilled elk.
From their last fishing trip to Alaska, they also brought a gift of delicious salmon and halibut. We had a night of Tom's fried trout and hush puppies too.
Oh, how good it is. This is the only time we eat from the wild.
|Drat! DJ got the last apple fritter at Brookstone Bakery.|
|DJ and me with the dogs in tow. Yep, this was a hot day.|
|Patio dining at Flathead Brewhouse Restaurant|
|Our view of Flathead Lake from the patio of Flathead Brewhouse|
|Tom, DJ and Wayne|
We enjoyed great shrimp and fish tacos at Flathead Brewhouse
|Saddlehorn Patio Restaurant. Also along the lakeshore near Woods Bay. |
A favorite outdoor restaurant for burgers.
|Another view of Flathead Lake from Saddlehorn Restaurant|
In Cathedral City last year, neighbor Bob gave me a nice set of ladies graphite shaft golf clubs left behind by a neighbor who no longer played. It was a good full set but I have new ones that I enjoy using. Wayne carried the clubs in the truck until we found someone who wanted them. DJ became the recipient as she plays but didn't have clubs with her this trip.
DJ, Tom, Wayne and I also spent a day kayaking the Swan River. We rented kayaks at Base Camp Bigfork (highly recommend) and took the 15 mile ride to launch. Unexpectedly, the historically rapidly moving river has dwindled to a trickle and the "float" turned into a half-day work out for us. We had fun, nevertheless.
|I took this picture of Tom and DJ ahead of us. Wayne is to my left.|
|DJ. My pictures are awful. DJ has better ones. I'll try to replace someday.|