The drive into Glacier was so pretty! Montana really is a beautiful state. We met up with one of my college roommates, Liz, and her family to camp at Glacier and they were already there when we arrived. We had campsites next to each other and it only took a few minutes for the kids to warm up to each other. There was plenty of nice playing and some fighting as well over the next few days, but for the most part they got along well. Addie and Simone are close in age and cute little Jude tried to tag along with the big kids as much as he could. The campsites here were much more private and wooded than the ones at Yellowstone which was nice. That first night after dinner we walked over to Lake McDonald to explore and the kids got themselves soaked. The water was so clear and was surprisingly not freezing cold. I was actually surprised at how nice the weather was the whole time we were there. Before we left on our trip it was too early to check the actual forecast so I went by average temps for the week and I was expecting it to be much cooler than it was. It caused some wardrobe adjustments, but overall everything was great and it was nice to not be cold at night.
Ella was a good sport most the time about playing with the little kids and letting Simone copy her.
The next morning we had hot chocolate and hung around camp for a little while getting ready for our big adventure.