Friday, August 23, 2013

Kalispell and Whitefish

The day I arrived in Kalispell, several of us went to the Eagles Lodge for Salsa lessons.  (Sorry, no pictures).   Now it's just finding someplace to practice.
The group took two kayaking trips, but I only went on the first.  I heard the second was a lot more fun because the water was much faster and there was more challenge.  But I still had fun on the trip down the Flathead River.
Our put in spot just outside of Columbia Falls.

We saw eagles several places on the river.

Lunch break.

Some people weren't smart enough to stay out of the cold water.  It was down right frigid.

Thursday Fest is held every Thursday downtown.  Vendors, food, crafts and a live band.  There was even some dancing.

Tuesday in the Park is held every Tuesday downtown.  Some food, but no vendors or crafts, just live music.  Today was a jazz band playing music along the lines of Chicago.

These musicians weren't local, but came here just to play.

One day the group went up to Whitefish and Whitefish Mountain.  A few of us stopped at the old depot in town before heading to the mountain.

The depot, built in 1928, is still operating and is the busiest Amtrak stations in Montana.  

The Hicken's  Furbearing Trout from Iceberg Lake.  For the story behind this fish, I guess you'll just have to visit the depot in Whitefish.

This must be the mascot for the Great Northern Railroad.

There was quite a group of the WINs who decided to zipline on Whitefish Mountain.

I think all the zipliners had a good time and wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

I took the chairlift up to the top.  It was a beautiful view.

Some people choose to hike up or down the mountain instead of taking the chairlift.  It is also a popular bike trail, but all of the bikers were ziplining.

The Eagles Lodge holds a dance on Saturday night.  I think we were half of the crowd.

We had two tables of WINs come out for the dance.

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