Hidden Lake, Logan Pass
Glacier National Park, Montana
We have just returned from our road trip to Glacier National Park. We left Depoe Bay on September 6th, so the trip was just shy of a full month. We traveled through Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, and while we didn't see as much wildlife as I would have liked, we saw some amazing sights and made new friends along the way. As with previous road trips, I will blog about this one in the coming weeks, but I have hundreds of photos to cull and edit, so it may take a little while. Here's one of my favorites:
As it goes with a long trip, my reading was pretty dismal. I finished only one book and am in the middle of two others (one print and one audio). I might have read more, but the print book isn't very compelling and it's been a struggle to read even a chapter each night. I've been walking or hiking with either Rod or new friends, which is when I typically listen to an audiobook. No complaints, though! I'm happy to take a break from reading when it comes to exploring new locations and making new friends.
The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie (4/5)
Movies & TV Series:
Deadwood - We continue to watch this while traveling in the RV. It's just as good as the first time we watched it.
We spent an afternoon wandering around Whitefish, MT and went into Bookworks, a nice independent bookstore. The organization/layout of the store was somewhat odd, but I managed to find a couple of books that I've been eager to read. The store also carries a large selection of greeting cards and gift items, but it was lunchtime and we were starving, so I didn't linger.
Missoula, MT is another nice town to explore and we found a small, independent bookstore (Fact & Fiction) with a good selection of new releases and local history. I bought one book, but since it's a future gift, I won't share a photo.
I spotted a couple of things as I left the store that made me smile:
Back in Oregon, after a delicious lunch and coffee, we strolled around the Village at Sunriver. I couldn't resist popping into Sunriver Books & Music where I found a book that I was unaware of by one of my favorite authors.
I rarely buy books for myself, but when we're traveling, I'm inspired to visit and support the local independent bookstores.
I was saddened by the news of Queen Elizabeth's death, and was touched by this sweet image that appeared in my newsfeed.
I was also heartbroken to learn that the husband of my dear friend, Robin, had passed away on the 21st. Robin (of A Fondness For Reading) and I have been blogging friends for many, many years. When Rod & I moved to Oregon, we were able to meet Byron when he and Robin came out to the coast for a visit. Robin and I have also enjoyed getting together for lunch and book shopping in a nearby town, but it's been a few years since we've seen one another. Hopefully, we'll get a chance later this year or in 2023.
The days are getting shorter and it won't be long before the holiday season is upon us. I wasn't ready to say goodbye to summer, but there is something about autumn that makes me happy, as well. Be well and happy reading!