Today being Earth day I’m reminded of our 2nd
honeymoon. Maybe I’d better explain. Our
high school teaching jobs had concluded at the end of May and we were married
the first week in June. Summer school at
the U. of M. started a week later so the honeymoon consisted of a short trip to Winnipeg and northern Minnesota. Yes, we
stopped at a resort for a couple of days so I could go fishing….. I know. I
When summer classes at the U. were over we headed west to
Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks plus on to British Columbia and Vancouver
Island. A second honeymoon as it
were. We were gone almost a month
before returning to Minnesota and our next year of teaching.
It is the thoughts of Glacier National Park that come to mind on
this Earth Day. There we camped and took hikes in the mountains,
nature photography and a trail ride. Here the
Troutbirders saddle up. Being born and raised city folks we
were a little inexperienced in horsemanship.
(CNN) -- "As recently as 100 years ago, Montana's Glacier
National Park had more than 150 glaciers throughout its more than one million
In 2005 only 27 remained. Today the total is down to a just
25 and those that are left are mere remnants of their former frozen selves.
With warmer temperatures and changes to the water cycle,
scientists predict Glacier National Park will be glacier-free by 2030."
We've traveled a lot in the years since both near and far. And often talked of going back but the thought of an almost "Glacierless National Park" isn't very appealing. Here are a few more of our converted slides showing what it and we looked like in 1966.