Friday, August 26, 2011

Chuck & Sally Walters... Camp Hosts at St. Marys' Camp

Friday, August 19, Today we relax at the camp till noon. WE then leave for a short dive to Many Glacier, a scenic drive also. It is only 21 miles to there. We pass the Lake Sherburne to get to the Many Glacier Hotel. This is a swiss looking hotel right on the water front of the lake. The front porch is a treat just to sit and watch the lake. Some kayak and canoe here, what a beautiful back drop. This place is only open 3 months a year then the snow comes to the roof top for the winter!! Brr. Brr! We walk thru the lobby to see the lounge and gift shop. The hotel rooms start at $200/nite. They even have horse back riding the trails for 1/2 days and all day rides. One thing we noticed all week was the Red Cars for touring the whole park. They had day trips from every hotel and visitor centers thru out the park. Rates were very reasonable too. The cars had an open top and sat 17 passengers with a guided tour by the driver with many stops of interest. I tthink there are 33 cars in the park, one even takes you to To Prince of Wales Hotel, in Canada for a day trip and back.
We arrive back at camp and meet with the camp hosts, Sally and Chuck Walters, from Woodstock, Va. They are here for 6 weeks to Host. They give us ideas where to travel next heading west and then south. We got many suggestions. They are Airstreamers Too!
Tonight at the Visitors Center there is an Astrology Star Show in the parking lot at 9:30 pm. I decided to go and learn something. There are about 25 of us and 3 teachers that volunteer to talk about the stars. They use laser lights to point out all the star clusters. I only knew about Big Dipper and the Small one. They had telescopes set up for us to see the stars and the Milky Way. The Moon also came up and I looked through the scope, awesome to see the craters on the moon. Also the International Space Station flew by every 92 minutes and we saw it at 10:51 pm, it lasted about 3 minutes over the sky. One teacher showed us how to take picture shots of the stars too, Fascinating !! I arrived back at camp at midnight! ZZZZ click for pictures ..
God Bless.. AirstreamHobo and Mom

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