Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Bigfork, Montana, United States

Jul 1, 2018 - Bigfork, Montana

I rarely find things to complain about but . . . Montana is a big state. The residents are used to traveling big distances. They are used to traveling at big speeds! We are closer to Woods Bay than Bigfork. Our campground hostess recommends a breakfast café. We head north toward Bigfork. It is a little longer than we expect to route 209 where we go east. It is a little longer than we expect to Swan River Road where we go north. It is a little longer than we expect to Echo Lake Café. We are traveling at higher speeds than we like. I rarely...

Jump to full entry

Jun 30, 2018 - Bigfork, Montana

We move north, up the east side of Flathead Lake. Our pilot told us that we would be closer to the lake. We are not disappointed. Route 35 is a great road. There is some traffic but there are lots of pull-offs. We take many pictures and videos. Beside breathtaking views of Flathead Lake, we see cherry orchards. There are many roadside stands that are closed. We are early for fresh picked cherries. We find one orchard that is open. They sell many cherry products, including wine. This is a good stop! Our travels today take us thirty miles....

Jump to full entry

Jul 3, 2016 - Dog Day Afternoon

We got an invite to join Bob, Tabby, Ron, Debbie and Haley for a cruise on the Flathead River on Bob’s patio boat. Of course all four dogs got to go along. Joining Ron and Debbie’s three dogs was Toby, Bob and Tabby’s yellow lab. They all were good sailors. We took a leisurely trip up the Flathead just above where it runs into Flathead Lake. The winds were blowing upriver which was fortunate for us because they were blowing with gusto when we first set sail. The strength of the swift and deep current flattened the wind waves to...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


NG2

Jul 2, 2016 - Floating the Swan

On Saturday we went back out to Ron and Debbie’s campsite on the Swan River for an afternoon of adventure. Randy and Jennifer, the neighbors up the river a short ways, offered the use of their floating tubes. While Ron, Debbie and Haley walked up to get the tubes, Nancy and I finished inflating ‘Dolly’ for her maiden river adventure. Once inflated and the comfy seats installed, we took our new vessel down to the water to await the arrival of our friends. We could watch them embark from Randy’s dock and start their float. When the three...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


NG2

Oct 3, 2014 - Missoula to Bigfork, MT

October 3, 2014 Glorious morning in Big Sky Country although only 35 degrees! Missoula is a wonderful town (about 66,000 people) that is doing a greatjob of maintaining its downtown area and buildings. You see homeless folks , tattoo parlors, water pipe stores etc. but the streets are very clean and there are interesting restaurants, coffee shops etc. We visited the Art Museum primarily because the travel literature seemed to depict Missoula as culturally savvy. The Missoula Art Museum focuses on contemporary art in the state, region and...

Jump to full entry

Aug 20, 2014 - Village of Big Fork

Great campground in the trees, can't hardly see the sky. Owney's Café for coffee and Adult Coffee with Kahlua and Bailey's...tasty. Bigfork Lake Lodge (original building labeled 1932, Lodge 1945)beautiful log cabins and lodges, corrals and horses, pool overlooking the marina of sailboats. And baskets of petunias hanging from every porch and balcony...even an old wagon overflowing with vibrant color. Wayfarers State Park on the edge of lake. Rocks looked like perches for brave jumpers into the water. Already a touch of yellow on some of the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


RVing Patty

Sep 9, 2011 - Flathead Lake

We decided that our weary feet and knees needed a rest, so we took a ride to Bigfork, MT, which is a nice little community along the shores of the large and beautiful Flathead Lake. We bought some pottery, had lunch in a lakeside restaurant, and bought some wonderfully delicious Flathead Cherries from a farm stand. There were miles of orchards along the lake.

Jump to full entry

Jun 11, 2011 - Spring in Nebraska, and Summer in Montana

Spring in Nebraska Hey where did the spring go? It is almost summer! It has been fun this year, having spring for almost four months. It was spring in Texas in late Feb, and it is still spring in Montana. It’s been a strange spring with so many violent storms, and now flooding. I have really enjoyed the spring flowers and blooming trees for so long. We got into Walnut Creek on April 19th, just in time for some really cool weather! A quick visit to see Jackie and Bob, and a trip to Des Moines to get a new drive shaft disconnect installed on...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Kim and Jean LvnLife

May 14, 2011 - Cherry Blossom Festival

Today we visited the Annual Flathead Cherry Blossom Festival held at the Yellow Bay Club House in Bigfork. "Flathead" is not a variety of cherry tree. Flathead refers to the region around Montana's famous Flathead Lake where many varieties of cherries are grown. Some of those varieties include Lapin, Sweetheart, Rainier, Van, Stella, Lambert and Skeena. Cherries grown in the Flathead are shipped all over the world, with several thousand tons harvested annually. The trees are just beginning to bloom and are beautiful. We are hoping to come...

Jump to full entry

Apr 18, 2011 - Bigfork, Montana

We have been busy exploring the great state of Montana. Jared and Jerry started the morning out with a bit of fishing, it was way too cold on the dock, they gave it up pretty fast. After fishing we drove to the tiny town of Bigfork. We had some great burgers and bought some delicious huckleberry fudge from the candy shop. We came home to a blanket of snow at the RV. We had fun playing in the snow and watching Ollie roll in it. I have never seen a dog enjoy the snow so much. We are grilling elk steaks for dinner with mashed potatoes for a...

Jump to full entry

Nov 4, 2010 - Me Excited?!! Couldn't be Me?!?

Airline check-in is done and Boarding passes are printed. I have a ride to the airport tomorrow AM -- expect to be picked up about 5:30. After checking on prices for parking plus other considerations this seems to be the best way to go. There have been several times that Paul & I would return from trips and find the car at the airport covered with ice and snow and more-or-less plowed into place. The return at about midnight will be much simpler if I can just get into someone else's vehicle and let them do the driving -- plus the vehicle...

Jump to full entry

Oct 31, 2010 - Happy Halloween!

Many thanks to all for the suggestions for travel. With heed to the helpful hints I have packed in my tote bag a little throw type blanket, an eye mask, an inflatable neck cushion, slipper socks, iPod, headset (can't use ear buds because of hearing aids), a small flashlight, and a book. Also, I have an extra battery and spare memory cards for the camera, and all of the chargers for the electronic stuff in my suitcase. Now it's about time to get the clothing in order. The plan is for 4 or 5 days worth of clothes and do laundry along the...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com