Six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador you’ll find the Galapagos National Park which encompasses 97% of the land mass of the Galapagos Islands and the surrounding waters. This is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.Continue reading
After our mini-vacation, we returned to South Lake Tahoe for a few final days. The highlight of this time was a boat tour to Thunderbird Lodge. Steve and Wende’s new neighbor in Tahoe runs these tours in addition to tours to Emerald Bay. Their business is called Cruise Tahoe.
Rollins is on the western shore of Flathead Lake, south of Glacier National Park. We parked at Rollins RV Park.
Flathead Lake is the largest natural fresh water lake west of the Mississippi River. By surface area it is apparently just very slightly larger than Lake Tahoe but I would think that as water levels change, the honor could go to either of these two lakes. Flathead Lake has a much more irregular shoreline than Lake Tahoe giving it lots of inlets and bays. We took a boat tour from the town of Lakeside. We were told that the water is clean enough that many homeowners on the lake pull their water from the lake using only basic filtration.
Next stop: Missoula, MT
Acadia National Park recently celebrated its 100th anniversary which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service. A substantial portion of the parkland was gifted by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. much as he did to help establish Grand Teton National Park.
We came to the Buffalo area, parking at the AA Royal Motel and Campground in North Tonawanda, NY, primarily to visit Niagara Falls. On our first day there, the weather forecast was less than ideal for a trip to the falls so we chose instead to take a short drive to the town of Lockport, NY.