So what to do on a rainy/snowy Tuesday afternoon when we can’t go rafting? We are lucky to have Glacier Distilling Company just down the road for a quick cocktail or to sample new products, so we did both! The new whiskey made from Great Northern Brewing Company’s Wheatfish beer is delicious!
Ready to go!
Enjoying the sunshine
During the summer, we encourage all Great Northern Resort staff to go rafting and fly fishing. They can either go on a guided, commercial trip (office staff who have never been rafting will choose this option as their first trip) or they can borrow equipment and go on a trip of their own. Most of Great Northern’s employees are already seasoned rafters and most of our rafting/fishing guides come back year after year. Managers/Owners also take at least a couple of days off each summer to decompress in the wilderness where [...]
We woke up today yearning to get back on “our” beautiful river and happened to find The River Wild movie starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon at the grocery store on morning errands. Needless to stay, we purchased it! We will be watching it tonight sitting by the cozy fireplace.
The River Wild was filmed right here on the Middle Fork of the Flathead river, the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. While in reality it is a very fun, splashy, family friendly river, it does look terrifying in the movie thanks to talented camera operators.
The Declaration of Independence was finally approved on July 4th. This is an excerpt from a letter that John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.
It is [...]