After checking in we decided to take a walk around town and found a nice brewery which we stopped and had a beer afterwards we walked to an Italian restaurant that was conveniently located in our hotel.
Bella Roma and it was fantastic!! I highly recommend going there. It was authentic Italian and ask for Justin to be your waiter he was amazing!
We finally arrived at our hotel and after settling in we decided to go and check out the park of course on the way to Glacier National Park there was an unexpected blizzard so a big part of the park was closed.
9/8/20 – Today we woke up and decided to hike the rocky point trail and it was well worth it because the landscape views were amazing.
After lunch and a nap, we hiked the sacred dancing cascades for a short while it was late in the day. Right after the hike we drove to town and had dinner at glacier highland restaurant.
9/9/20 – Today we woke up early and packed up our stuff and headed to Trail of the Cedars and Avalanche Lake Trail of the Cedars was beautiful. If you don’t have enough time to hike the Avalanche Lake Trail the waterfalls in Trail of the Cedars is a spectacular sight.
Today we finally arrived in Yellowstone National Park. As soon as we entered the park, we saw three buffalo’s walking along the road. It’s amazing when you see how big they are in person. Along the way driving through the park, we stopped and saw a lot of sulfur pools which was unbelievable that they are all natural and extremely dangerous. We also saw the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
After about a million stops and pictures, we drove to our hotel which was the Lake Yellowstone Hotel. Upon check-in, we found out that there was no air conditioning, television or internet which was a hard pill to swallow since we were spending two nights here. We need the internet to run our business so it was difficult to stay somewhere for two nights without it.
Once we settled in we went to eat at the restaurant in the hotel. I ordered the Quail entree. I have to say that I am still dreaming about that dinner. I told John that we have to go back there soon because I want to have that Quail again. After dinner, we decided to go to the front desk and cancel tomorrow night we found a different hotel called the Rusty Parrot Lodge which is a boutique hotel in Jackson Hole, WY and it’s updated.
Today on the way to Yellowstone National Park we drove to Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. The park is located in Whitehall, MT. We took a tour of one of the most decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. It was lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites which were lit up electrically. It was a cool experience.
We also visited The Berkeley Pit it’s a 1700 foot deep hole. It is filled to a depth of about 900 feet (270 m) with water that is heavily acidic (2.5 pH level), about the acidity of cola or lemon juice. As a result, the pit is laden with heavy metals and dangerous chemicals that leach from the rock, including copper, arsenic, cadmium, zinc, and sulfuric acid.