Minnesota Trip: Day 2, Wednesday

We get off to a slow-ish start after sampling the motel’s enhanced continental breakfast. After a gorgeous drive through Glacier National Park on the Going To The Sun Road (west-to-east) we aim towards North Dakota.

I’m looking for a Radio Shack because I’ve left my iPhone USB cable at home (I have at least three of them) and I can’t charge the phone. This is a big oops. (I don’t think about WalMart as being a probable source – they do sell Apple products and iPods. Eventually I buy a cable at a Target in North Dakota.) It’s a good thing I also brought along the baby Nikon camera!

Kalispell, MT to Dickinson, ND with a stop in Glendive, MT to seek shelter (at the local Dairy Queen) from a major thunderstorm. There are no rooms to be had for miles, and it’s not because of the storm. It’s because of oil field overflow — employees that need to be put up in motels rather than on the fields. (Google Mapthe trip summary page)

Mike @ A Non-Major Water Fall
Mike @ Water Fall
For Scale
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park – Major Water Fall. Note the red truck for scale.
Looking Down
Looking Down From The Falls
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park – Heaven’s Peak
Mike and Kathy
Obligatory Tourist Picture At Heaven’s Peak (The Whole Famn Damily)
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park – Shot In Moving Car (Through Sunroof)
More Moving Car Shots – Two Images Combined (DoubleTake)
Construction Break: Waiting In Line
Construction Zone
Construction Zone

Construction Zone – Shot Through Sunroof

Continental Divide
Continental Divide – First Crossing
East of Glacier
East of Glacier National Park
unidentified building
We’d love to know what these buildings are! They appear to be powered by a solar panel.
As we head south towards I-94 and Glendive, we see a storm brewing. Eventually, we’ll hear the thunderstorm warning: 70 mph wind, hail, sky-to-land lightning strikes. Then we’ll drive into the storm.

NOTE: unless otherwise noted, these photos are taken with a Nikon Coolpix L5 and have not been retouched. See photos from the trip at Flickr.

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