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KOOTENAI FALLS & WHITEFISH,
MONTANA: WEEKEND ROAD TRIP
This summer was a lot different for us at my parents in America for numerous reasons.
My brother came over from Georgia with his family and my other brother moved in next
door to my parents and had his little girl for the summer. It was a house full of family
which was awesome. Another major difference for us this year was that my kids were
that year old (which makes a big difference) they are getting to the age where my
parents can have them for the weekend and I am more comfortable leaving them
longer. We got to do a lot more older adventures with the kids too.
One weekend we got the chance to have an adult weekend away. We jumped at the
opportunity of Grandma wanting to bake cookies and have her grandchildren for the
weekend. So four of us set out for a weekend road trip to Kootenai Falls and stay at The
Lodge on Whitefish lake. One of the most beautiful places ever! It’s where my best
friend and I spent one night at their spa last year together.
It’s a fair drive but we are America we don’t mind a few many hours in the car. We
made the most of it by stopping off half way between my parents and Whitefish to
explore Kootenai Falls and go on the infamous Swinging Bridge in Libby, Montana. A
magnificent stop off to recall memories of my brother and my childhood here and to
impress our partners who have never been.
Although when we were growing up the swinging bridge quite literally had only one
cable on either side of you and planks underneath to walk on. The bigger kids used to
get it swinging so hard and so fast it was so scary. See how many so s I had to use
there. It was horrific. While still breath takingly high up it feels slightly more stable with
fencing on the sides and wood reinforcements. Health & Safety finally took an effect.
However, we quickly found out both our partners are scared of heights so it was an
interestingly long crossing. (worth the views).

After crossing the bridge you can then hike to the falls. It’s such a beautiful walk and you have
to climb down and up some steep rocks to get there but worth it. I stupidly forget my dslr on
the table while we were leaving for our weekend road trip so all these photos are from my
phone sadly. The photos don’t do these places any justice at all. The pure power of the water
raging over these cliffs is mesmerizing. Although to be fair I don’t think I could have climbed
down to the bottom with a camera around my neck and not pull another Portugal trip where
I slipped on a cliff and cut my chin wide open and needed stitches. I had flashbacks so sticking
with my phone seems safer. We spent the morning taking in the views, the falls the swinging
bridge and hiked back to the car to make our way to
Whitefish.


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