Over the last 40 years, I’ve been fortunate to travel extensively for both business and pleasure. My travels have taken me to nearly a dozen European countries, several Caribbean islands, and probably a couple dozen US states. However, outside of the New England states, most of my US travel destinations have been cities for work-related travel.
I’d always felt the most relaxing and soul-nourishing vacations to be in the Caribbean. That was until this summer when I had an opportunity to visit a friend living in Whitefish Montana. Although it took three flights each way, with three of the four round trip connections being full-out runs between terminals in Detroit (both ways) and Minneapolis (on the return), I did have sufficient connection time on the outbound to get a fab manicure at the Sea-Tac Airport branch of Butter, the London nail salon chain before boarding an Alaskan Airlines turbo-prop to Kalispell, MT. That was an extra-dose xanax flight.
But I digress. The grueling itinerary was worth the ultimate destination. While my “home-base” was Whitefish, my amazing host showed me sights from Big Fork MT to Waterton, Alberta Canada, with the highlight being a drive through Glacier National Park including the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Words will never do justice to the experience. I’ll try and let the photos do the talking, other than to say that this is one trip that everyone must include on their bucket list.