Lulu's Vintage

East Glacier, The Traveling Piano, Glacier National Park & The Izaak Walton Inn

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"The World's Largest Purple Wooden Spoon"...

This hungry fellow would like to sink his teeth into that spoon...

The historic Red Bus Tours are a unique way of touring through the park...

"Flowers by Rocky"...

I love how the two tone brown of the Volkswagen bus matches the color of the wood of the East Glacier train station...

Another cool Glacier Park vehicle...

The Traveling Piano, "Bring the Beat to the Street"...

On our first night staying in East Glacier we were heading back to our room from dinner when we discovered that Danny Kean was in the back of his truck playing his piano.

This certainly was an amazing serendipitous experience standing under the glow of the motel's neon sign in the crisp night air listening to Danny enthusiastically playing the piano. He insisted on us hopping up in the back of the truck and playing. We both felt too shy to do so- but, he insisted. We gave it a go and after awhile Chris and I did kind of sound like we were making music...

Some fun signs we saw on the way to the Glacier National Park entrance...

Glacier National Park...

My little furry friend. I am pretty good at imitating the noise that these cute little fellows make. He was chirping and I was chirping back, he made his way running from mound to mound chirping at me and I would chirp back until eventually he was a foot away from me which afforded me some great photo opportunities...

The mid-century modern interior of Jammer Joe's Grill and Pizzeria...

The lamps at the Lake McDonald Lodge...

I love this photo "Wives Wanted". The fact that the guy with the glasses is holding a contented looking kitty I am sure was appealing to the ladies...

A fun chalet style gift shop...

The Izaak Walton Inn is a great spot for train and/or vintage enthusiasts. You can stay overnight in The Great Northern 441 Locomotive which features a king size bed, jacuzzi tub, fireplace and a kitchen/dining area. My favorite part of the hotel was the bar in the basement. While we were upstairs in the lobby I heard jazz music coming from the basement and when we went downstairs we discovered an old jukebox and a cozy looking bar...

There is a bridge that goes over the train tracks where you can watch as trains pass below...

This post was originally published on September 30, 2010.