Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Montana or Bust - Day 2 & 3

I actually didn't take any pictures from Day 2...why you ask?!  Because we were literally driving all day long!  We planned on only driving about 3 hours to Flathead Lake and that we did, BUT when we arrived we had no idea just how big that lake was.  AND we had no idea how hard it would be to find a campsite on Flathead Lake on a Saturday.  So we drove and drove till we almost drove around the whole darn lake.  Finally around 5pm we gave up and went into a cute little town called Bigfork.  We parked our trailers and walked into town where we found beer and pizza:)  And after that ice cream!  The boys - Dave, Cam and Clay decided to unhitch Barta's trailer and go farther to try and find a spot.  Us girls - Deana, Callie, Chloe, Chloe, Layla and I walked down to the docks and let the kids swim.  The boys weren't gone too long and said they found us a spot.  It wasn't exactly the type of spot we were thinking but actually it turned out to be just perfect for that night and FREE!  The spot was a big pull out along side the highway!!!  We did have a scenic view on the lake at least;) 
The girls woke up the next morning and worked on making friendship bracelets.

Bugs is such a morning girl SO happy!

Here we are alongside the highway

Our view of the lake

A bonus to this spot was the next morning when we were waiting while the boys went looking for a campground a guy pulled in to let his puppies out for a potty break.  He was on his way to sell the puppies - they were super cute and loved the extra cuddles.

Shortly after we said goodbye to the puppies the guys came back and said they had found us an awesome spot and it was only about 5 minutes away!!  Too bad they hadn't gone a little farther the night before but oh well then we wouldn't have had our road side experience;)  The campground we settled in at was the Swan Lake Campground.  It was SUPER nice!!  Paved roads for the kids to ride bikes.  A fun creek going thru it and then the lake across the road.  We fell in love with this campground!  When we arrived we got everything mostly set up, took showers and then Deana, Callie and I drove about an hour into Kalispell to get some more supplies and groceries.
When we got back it was time to go to the lake! 

Swan Lake was gorgeous and peaceful!

Sillies wearing diapers

kayaking with my girls

Deana and her girls


A picture back towards the beach

I can maneuver these paddles mom!

Riding in the back of the pickup

Our campsite!

And the creek about 50 yards from our campsite
The FREEZING cold water didn't seem to bother buggy much.  She has feet as tough as nails constantly taking her shoes off and running around barefoot everywhere!

Chloe lost her flip flop as it floated downstream but the girls found it!

After dinner we went back over to the lake for an evening swim and kayak ride.  Cam had us rolling when he went to get into the kayak and spilled into the lake instead. HAHA

Callie trying to lure the little girls into jumping off the dock

And there goes Chloe H!

and AGAIN!

Clay and Layla racing Cam with his broken half-paddle back to shore.  Cam won:)

Daddy and Buggy

Swan Lake Campground

Thank you Chloe B. for the fun birthday gift!!

Too much fun for this girl - night night!

1 comment:

  1. Wow this looks like such a fun trip! Looks like Chloe had a wonderful birthday! I really want to get a trailer. Tyson is not a tent camper so I think the only way we'll ever start camping more is if we get one. :)


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