RV Travels: Weekly Wanderings #33 – Missoula

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

After the very eventful, and actually totally fun, week in Palouse, we rested for the weekend on the lake in Couer d'Alene. We also continued to melt away. We didn't do too much, sorry to say, and now we will need to go back to this part of Idaho to give it a proper visit. We were just happy to have an RV park with 50 amp power so we could run the A/C on full blast!

On Monday we had a nice drive to Missoula, Montana arriving at a cute little RV park with big shady trees. Considering it has still been in the '90s and low 100's, every little bit helps!

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We had two days of scouting in the Missoula area, but as the hours continued we quickly realized that we were going to be unable to do any photos. There is so much haze from smoke that the sky is totally and completely grey and flat. You can barely make out the outline of the mountains. We are bitterly disappointed.

We were supposed to be staying in Missoula until the middle of next week but we are now leaving today and are heading to Glacier National Park early. We had to totally re-arrange that part of the trip as well.

The smoke and haze are still in the west part of the park, so we were going to stay in the east. However, only the west has availability because of the holiday. We will be staying in the West for a week doing the best we can with sunrise and wildlife then we are moving to the east for 10 days before making our five-day run to Red Bay, Alabama.

I am done with the heat! Neither Mr. Misadventures nor I are made for hot weather and we've had it for the last four weeks. We came to Oregon to get away from the heat, but that just didn't work out! Glacier is in the '40-'50s during the day – I welcome that!

Current location:

Jim & Mary's RV Park – Missoula, Montana. On our way to Glacier West KOA in West Glacier, Montana.

That was my week, how about yours?


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  1. I’m stuck in the burbs. Nice picture of the deer!

  2. Olivine Eyes says:

    That happens to everybody. You could always try going there again when you have free time (that might not be for awhile considering your schedule).

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Olivine, I am sure we’ll be back!

  3. shannon fowler says:

    Im sorry your trip had to be rearranged. i know that can be so disappointing

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Shannon, it all worked out. Glacier is clear and cool!

  4. Cindy Brooks says:

    Andi, we’re expecting some rain showers today and tomorrow. That should clear the haziness of any forest fire smoke for a few days. Good time to be here on the west side!

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Cindy, its been super clear and cool (temperature wise) in Glacier.

  5. kathy downey says:

    Such a beautiful wildlife photo,i love it

  6. Hubby and I are seriously considering purchasing a RV to travel. Would love to visit Montana! Bet it’s beautiful.

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Barrie, it is and we’ve really enjoyed the RVing!

  7. laurie damrose says:

    The view is beautiful.

  8. The deer picture is so pretty. So jealous of you all getting to travel around and see this great country.

  9. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    I hate you are battling this heat but I am still jealous! I love reading about all your travels!

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Lisa, I am happy to say I am all cool now, 40-50 degrees in Glacier!

  10. Judith Martinez says:

    That is a lovely photo! It is pretty hot here in the Denver area but I imagine it is much cooler up in the mountains. I regularly bless the memory of the guy that invented air conditioning!

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Judith, thankfully it has been WAY cooler here in Glacier, I am very happy about it too!

  11. I like this picture of a deer. Perfectly captured. Good job!

  12. I love the photo .. Cute deer..

  13. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I do not blame you for wanting to get away from the heat and Alabama is like where I live in Mississippi as far as the 90’s and 100 degree temps that we are still having. I read where people up north say that fall has begun and they have low 80’s and I am so envious. Thanks for sharing your week.

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Christy, do you think it will be cooler by end of September, beginning of October? You’ve got the humidity too!

  14. I love the picture of the deer

  15. We’re over by Butte! If you guys need anything on your way through give us a holla we love helping fellow travelers or just showing them around the cool sites 🙂

  16. Too bad you visited when we had smoke. You should try visiting during any time other than the end of summer.

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Brian, I definitely hope to get back there one day!