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Latest News - July 27, 2004

Glacier National Park
July 15-26, 2004
Sperry Chalet
July 21-23, 2004
Train to Glacier
Train at Klamath Falls, California.

We had a wonderful vacation in July 2004 in Glacier National Park, Montana. We enjoyed the pleasure of the company of the Poje and Johnson families. The Poje's had been there in 2002 and came back saying "You've gotta go - it's amazing". So we travelled by train from San Jose to Porland, Oregon on the Coast Starlight. Then on the Empire Builder up Columbia River Gorge, across Idaho and through the Rockies to Glacier. 36 hours - 2 night and loads of Champagne.

Gang at Klamath Falls Railway Station
Gang at Klamath Falls Railway Station
Sperry Chalet, Glacier National Park Sperry Chalet, Glacier National Park

One of the highlights of the holiday in Glacier National Park was to visit Sperry Chalet - an extraordinary experience. The Chalet is only open for 10 weeks per year because it's 6300 foot up a mountain. You have two ways to get there - the 6 mile trek from Lake MacDonald, or the 14 mile trek from St Mary Falls. We walked in on the shorter route, and took the longer out. While there we spend a day climbing to Sperry Glacier - about 2000 feet above the Chalet.

Part of the Sperry experience is to introduce yourselves to the other guests at dinner. So I wrote a poem about our holiday.
To read the poem click here

Sperry Chalet Photos
Sperry Glacier Photos
Trek up from Lake MacDonald
Trek out via Gunsite Pass

Many Glacier Hotel, Montana - a beautiful place

Many Glacier Hotel, Montana - a beautiful place

And coming up...

In August we're looking forward to Leslie and Nigel visiting from England, and the Strider's "Clambake 30 mile Run and Picnic". And of course the Scottish Highland Games in Pleasanton during the Labor Day weekend.

In September we'll enjoy some family visits. Graeme and Carol (Ali's brother and wife) will come from England. Irene and Robert (Robin's sister and husband) from Houston, Texas. There's a possibility of a visit from Maureen (Ali's sister in law).

So lots of exciting things ahead.

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