Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Trip to Portage Glacier

Guest post from: Joe Castro

The best thing about taking a day trip is the fact that you get to spend time away from home. Whether I go with friends, family, or alone, taking a day trip to Portage Glacier is always wonderful. I remember when I was young and there were a great deal more glaciers here, but due to warming of the environment and natural causes, there are not many glaciers.
When I was younger I went with my parents. I wasn't old enough to drive but I loved to go! I would marvel at the many types of birds that I could see, the beautiful ice blue of the glacier water, and the refreshing wind that blows off of the glaciers themselves.

Today when I go there are few glaciers, but the water is still the pristine blue color that I remember. This is a very low population area and it gives me time to think about the things that are important to me. There is a great research facility that allows people to visit and check out ice worms, animal life near the glacier, and even some of the sea life such as otters and whales that call this area home.

No matter what stress I am dealing with, it is virtually wiped away after I set my home security system and set off on the two hour drive to this majestic landscape with my fiance.
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  1. I feel the same way. We greatly rely on our home security too. :) *winks*

  2. security is a must...better have one than be all so worried than enjoying