To Glacier and Beyond!!

We took a long road trip during the last part of July and the first part of August. It was great fun!

Our main objective was to tour the Minuteman Missile Facility in Cooperstown, North Dakota. This is a nuclear warhead missile silo that was decommissioned in 1996 and turned over to the state of North Dakota as part of their Heritage Site program.

But on the way, we toured Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes Provincial Parks, and other places that we found on the map as we drove along. The ride was nice, the company was excellent (as always!) and we returned home rested and happy from our travels. We explored some neat parks and really had fun each night firguring out where were going to go the next day.

Our last night was at the Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City, Oregon where, after dinner, we went to a good old-fashioned demolition derby at the fairgrounds. What a blast that was! I didn't even know they had demolition derbies anymore. They really banged up those cars, too. The last car that could move won the 'race' and it could only move about three feet forward, then three feet back. But that was more than the other cars could do, ha!

back to Trips

Click the links to see the photos: -- if I didn't take any photos, I've included a link to the place's website

25 July  Cataldo Mission State Park, Idaho - (no pics)

25 July  Settler's Grove of Ancient Cedars hike, Idaho - (no pics)

26 July  Glacier National Park, Montana

28 July  Waterton Lakes Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

30 July  Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta, Canada - (no pics)

31 July  Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

2 Aug  Oscar-0 Missile Launch Facility, North Dakota

2 Aug  November-33 Minuteman Missile Silo, North Dakota

2 Aug  Cooperstown Courthouse, North Dakota

3 Aug  Heritage Museum, Bismarck, ND - (no pics)

3 Aug  Jamestown Courthouse, North Dakota

3 Aug  Theodore Roosevelt Natl Park, North Dakota

4 Aug  Makoshika State Park, Glendive, Montana - (no pics)

4 Aug  Creationist Dinosaur Museum - (no pics)

4 Aug  Dawson County Museum, Glendive, Montana - (no pics)

4 Aug  Pompeys Pillar Natl Monument, Montana

5 Aug  Pictograph Caves State Park, Montana

5 Aug  Museum of the Rockies at MSU, Bozeman, Montana - (no pics)

6 Aug  Bicho Turns Over 100,000 miles!

6 Aug  Virginia City Montana Ghost Town

6 Aug  Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, Montana

7 Aug  The World's First Nuclear Reactor, Idaho

8 Aug  Balanced Rock State Park, Idaho

8 Aug  Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho - (no pics)

8 Aug  The Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City, Oregon

8 Aug  Haines Stampede Demolition Derby, Baker City, OR - (no pics)