June 03, 2004

Missoula to Kalispell

Garden Wall over McDonald Creek - I think!

Another very early morning after a very late night.

A fairly simple, but very long day. Drove a couple of hours north to a little place called Kalispell, past a huge lake called Flathead Lake. I wonder if they have any flathead fish there...

Checked in early to the motel then went across the road to a camera store that burns images to cd. Unlike the "big name" stores, they don't have a limit to the number of images you can put onto a cd. The only limit is that it'll only burn one memory card. So I'll fill up the three 512mb memory cards I have and burn them for $5 each. It actually works out cheaper than burning a full 700mb for $10.

After lunch we headed up to the Glacier National Park. Another very pretty national park with lots of lakes and mountains and snow. Took quite a few photos, but not a ridiculous number. I have this sneaking suspicion that when we get to Canada we're going to be thinking "yep, that's another mountain" or "yep, that's another lake".

I now have 25 out of the 50 state quarters which I'm collecting. Unfortunately tomorrow we head into Canada for two weeks which is going to interrupt collecting somewhat :( Maybe I'll have to get them on ebay or something.

The other thing I found today was a kilo of Jelly Bellys for $12US. How good value is that? In Australia you'd pay a minimum of $25AUD per kilo I reckon. Bought a pack, if I see them again I may stock up.

Anyways, gotsta start sorting photos onto memory cards, and no local internet tonight.

Disaster!! Just accidently formatted today's photos. Not happy Jan!!!!!

Not such a disaster. Using a piece of software Tim from work bought last year to recover images.. not sure it's getting everything, but certainly a decent majority. I can breathe again. And spend hours sorting out which pic is which.

Posted by kazza at June 3, 2004 03:04 PM

What quarters are you collecting? If it's something I can mail to you, I'd be glad to...


I hate that sinking feeling you get when you realize you formatted the wrong card. Usually happens to me when I think I've just swapped the cards, but actually I had already swapped and forgotten. I hope you get everything back!

Posted by: Dennis on June 3, 2004 04:00 PM

I saw at the grocery store the other day something I think you'd like: Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. I shit you not. They were really rebranded Jelly Belly jelly beans, but at 3 bucks for a half ounce, pricey!

Posted by: JC on June 4, 2004 07:29 AM

hahahahah cool!!!
I'll have to look for them.

Thanks Dennis, at the end of the trip I'll see which ones I still need and we can sort something out.

Posted by: kazza on June 4, 2004 02:28 PM

I haven't seen Bertie Botts yet, but I did get some of the candies the other day at—get this—the Wal-Mart. They had: Chocolate Frogs, Ice Mice, Jelly Slugs, Acid Pops, Drooble's Blowing Gum, and Fizzing Whizbees. D'ya reckon they beans come in Earwax and Booger flavors? *g*

Posted by: Dennis on June 4, 2004 02:41 PM

I can speak a resounding YES. I bought a box, it was actually 2 bucks for a 1.6 ounce package, and mostly they taste TERRIBLE. Ole' Richard Allen was right when he said he had the "misfortune" of coming across a 'vomit' flavored one. The sardine, earthworm, and dirt flavors are the worst. Here's a scan of the front, and one of the rear as well. I'll hafta check the local WallyWorld for the other ones!

Posted by: JC on June 7, 2004 07:52 AM

And promptly for got to code the links. Doh! Almost makes me wish for the ability to for a registered user to edit their own posts...
Bertie Botts Front
Bertie Botts Back

Posted by: JC on June 7, 2004 07:59 AM


Posted by: JC on June 7, 2004 08:00 AM