I moved to Seattle in 1995, and before I moved I was obsessed with the show Northern Exposure, which, at that time, was on TV just about every single night at around 10pm. I loved that show so much, and watching it regularly, for some reason, just made me more and more excited about moving to Seattle. Even though it took place in Alaska, it was filmed outside of Seattle, and for me it epitomized my idea of what the Pacific Northwest must be like. In the opening credits there was a scene with a moose walking down the street, and I really thought there must be a lot of moose (or is that meese?) around here.
But in almost 20 years of living here, I have never seen a moose. I was in the middle of a huge herd of elk once, which was pretty spectacular (and kind of scary), but never had a moose graced my presence. So today, as we spent the day row-boating on Many Glacier Lake, I got very excited to hear about the moose that was hanging out by the lake. And at the end of the day, as Todd and I were enjoying a delicious margarita on the deck of the fabulous Many Glacier Lodge, and the kids were fishing on the beach just below us, there was a lot of hub-bub when someone spotted that said moose swimming across the lake. Finally we spotted it too. So I shouted at the kids, “Check out the moose!” then took out my camera with its awesome zoom lens and tried to get a picture of it. Miles, on the other hand, took off running, straight towards where the moose was headed. That boy can run fast! And before we knew it he was only a few feet from the moose. And that’s when he decided it would be a good idea to run back.
Here are some pictures from our day at Many Glacier Lodge and Lake. Super fun!