Monday, July 23, 2012

Trip Out West Day Five: Happy 4th of July!

We started Independence Day with a biscuits & gravy breakfast topped off by mimosas (for the adults only, of course). 

Then we drove to Bigfork for their parade.  It was strange to see BHS cheerleaders in blue and red instead of blue and gold!

Bigfork, MT is definitely a more happening little place than Bigfork, MN and their parade was well over an hour long.

After the parade, we had a little fun walking around taking "Bigfork" pictures.

We wanted to eat at The Montana Club for lunch but it appeared to be closed, for good, so we ended up having all-American burgers, fries and shakes from a drive-thru in Kalispell. 

We spent the afternoon back at the cabin playing volleyball and letting the kids run through the sprinklers.

The clerk at the drive-thru had given us a hot tip to watch fireworks that night from the shore of Flathead lake in Somers.  We grabbed pizza from McKenzie River Pizza Company and found a spot at the park where we ate, cuddled on blankets and waited for fireworks.

I don't believe we witnessed a big professional display, but we could see fireworks all around the lake and they were pretty.  I was glad we didn't go to a big show because the few that were close to us and loud were not appreciated by Alarik.


  1. That Bigfork looks classy! Did you talk to any of the locals and tell them, about the other Bigfork?

    1. No, we didn't. It was so crazy, busy in town. I bet all the locals were hiding at home! Jesse did find some literature that said the founder of Bigfork, MT came from Bigfork, MN. Not sure if that's true or not.