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My self-imposed down time here, just south of Glacier National Park, has been a welcome change of pace for me. The lack of cell and very limited internet has only been missed a couple of times. I thought I would miss it more… but am ok with it.
Wildlife has been fun to watch. Bull elk made a showing last night, but earlier had seen a a Mom elk and her baby. Too far away to get pictures, but great thru the binoculars. Also, moose around here are so much smaller than our moose in Alaska. Its hard to explain the differences, but they are smaller. Now I have heard, but have not seen that a grizzly sow and cubs have been cleaning out the grease in the fire pits for the RVer’s back in the woods. Not too many birds tho.
So I’m quite the attraction at this park due to my license tag. I would say 90% of the people passing thru here are heading to Alaska from Montana. They thought they would get into Glacier National Park before heading north, only to discover it “might” open by June 28th, if lucky. When they hear I’m heading north, but not from Montana – the questions start. So have had lots of ongoing conversations about the trip north, what to see, etc, and a few more curious about the Lazy Daze.
My sis-in-law is not joining me on the trip to Alaska, due to changed plans. But with a surprising twist, another friend is. Lois, one of my Alaskan friends, who I have known since my years working at University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. She is visiting someone in Spokane, where I will pick her up. So the trip to north of Seattle has been canceled until I come back down in late summer/early Fall. You know… I can’t plan these twists and turns, but I’m always amazed how things work out.
So… where to put the stuff riding in my passenger seat. That is the challenge at hand, as Lois needs the seat… I will figure it out…
In the meantime, I officially hate my blinds!!! Especially the one in the kitchen and the one bathroom – this will change this summer, hopefully. But what a pain in the a__ to clean! I have targeted one space each day I’ve been here to clean thoroughly from top to baseboard and everything in between. Now, the last thing to do is the floor and I wanted to share what I have been using for the last couple of years. I bought my source at Mountain Market in Haines but I see you can order it from a variety of places, such as on Amazon : Biokleen-Bac-out-Floor-Cleaner. This is so very safe with kids, pets, even yourself. Spray it on, wipe with a soft cloth. No rinsing. My 32 oz bottle is finally at 1/2 full after 2 years and I use it all the time. You don’t use much. The floor cleaner works on vinyl, laminate, tiles – to name a few. Awesome product! Love no chemicals… I have not yet tried the bathroom cleaner or the laundry soap, but I understand they are great too.
I plan to hang in the mountains until I have to pick up Lois. But am leaving my little mountain haven soon, its been nice here. Very quiet, great sleeping, great people, a great place to regroup.