Friday, August 1, 2014

Montana Day 4

Day 4

This was to be our last day in civilization before we left to explore Glacier National Park.  We decided to drive to Missoula so #1 Daughter could check out the University of Montana.  If we are near a University and have time, we always visit.  We drove on a road that ran along the continental divide.  This is the area where to the East water runs into the Atlantic ocean and to the West the Water runs into the Pacific ocean. 

A roadside spring.
Hubby and friend were itching for a hike, so after a few minutes of campus exploration, they took off for a Mt. Sentinel hike.  The common hike is up 800 feet up to a big "M" then the hike to the peak is another 1200 feet beyond that.  I think after that hike, Hubby was cured of wanting to hike up mountains for quite a while. 

Mt. Sentinel and the "M"
Meanwhile, the kids and I had a great time exploring the campus, eating at the student union, exploring downtown Missoula, and riding on a hand carved, wooden carousel. 
It is a truly beautiful campus!

The Student Union
Of course there are new books in that bag!

Before leaving Missoula, we stopped at Bayern Brewery, the only German, Bavarian style microbrewery in the Rocky Mountains for a beer and a brat. 

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