Sunday, July 5, 2009

Camping at Bowman Lake in GNP

For the holiday weekend, we decided to take a camping trip to beautiful Glacier National Park. We chose Bowman Lake, because we had heard the west side of the Park was less crowded... and we heard right! We traveled by really bumpy dirt/gravel road to the 48-site campground. We had a great time and rode our bikes around, Tyler did some fishing, watched the deer that roamed the campground in search of campfire morsels, and we hiked a bit at the even more secluded Kintla Lake. Unfortunately, that is where my fun ended! After hiking about 3 miles with the kids on our backs off and on, we made it back to the car. My back was just a little "sore", nothing bad; yet. After getting back to our tent, it hurt a little more, and then by bedtime, it was really hurting. I like to think that I have a high pain tolerance (after giving birth naturally, twice) and I would rate it at a constant pain at about a 3-4 level, without moving. So Tyler took me to the doctors on the way home, and I received some pain medication. Hopefully I will feel better soon. But, regrettably, I don't think I will be running any races anytime soon. I was so looking forward to first a 5k, then a 10k, and then a half marathon. Guess I will have to wait until later. Maybe next year. I know I will be out of commission for at least a week, and then they tell you to not run for a couple months!! So bummed!
Hope everyone had a great fourth of July, and catch up with you soon.

Colton posed and told me to take a picture;
and again below hugging the tree.
Tyler and the kids skipping rocks over Kintla Lake.

Ayla being adorable (above); Kintla lake below

Colton asleep in the tent, after Tyler had removed everything and packed it up! He was still asleep! The kids being cute watching out for cars together (below)

Right after Ayla fell in the water while Tyler was trying to fish; the kids playing in the bike trailer (below)
Cutie pie, Ayla, dancing in the water

1 comment:

Jill said...

I love the dancing in the water photo!
I hope you feel better soon. Let me know if I can help with watching the kids, or running an errand, or whatever.