Montana – Day Two (Canada)

Saturday, our second vacation day, we headed up across the border to Canada. Liz had arrived at suppertime the night before, and we picked Teresa up at the airport at midnight, so now we were four. We’d all planned for this & had taken our passports, so there were no problems at all. The Enterprise guy had told us about a little town named Fernie, not too far across the border, so we headed there to spend the day. Among other things, there was a chocolate factory right downtown that we visited. It wasn’t a tour like we went on in Seattle, but they did have a big glass wall you could look through to see the chocolate being made. We did some souvenir shopping for folks back home, and enjoyed their cute signs in the windows 🙂
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We were a little concerned about getting back across the border without a big wait, because we’d read on the computer that this was a very popular crossing with truckers going to and from Canada, so we asked at the border.  The man there told us before 5 pm and after 8 pm would be our best bet, and since we had to be at the airport to pick Sher up at 7:45, we headed back before too late, and sure enough, had no trouble at all.  On our way out of town, though, we did have to stop by the Ancient Cottonwood Grove, where a trail goes through the oldest cottonwood trees in the world.  It was raining by this time, but needless to say this was something I wanted to check out, so the others waited in the car while I went to check it out.  The trail was so nice – you can barely see the first cottonwood trees in this picture – the tree with the moss on its trunk in the distance, right in the middle of the picture.  I just thought the trail was so pretty, even in the rain, that I was really glad I’d checked it out.100_8935

When we got back to the condo that evening, I took a picture of the view from our balcony.  Beautiful.  Another good, good vacation day.100_8946

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