N is for National Bison Range

Glacier National Park ranks number one in the parks we’ve seen. Part of it is easy access on roads with beautiful views–especially Lake McDonald–as opposed to Yosemite, where we seemed to drive endlessly in deep forest and dark (and it was dark, because it took until after sundown each day to maneuver ourselves out of its vastness). The other part was the wildlife sightings. While we’d come up pretty dry in Yosemite, in addition to little critters such as ground squirrels, a mountain goat openly posed for scores of tourist paparazzi in Glacier,

and Keith spied a bear cub on the loose.

When the distinctive grunt of an adult bear–Mommy, no doubt–sounded from the nearby trees, Keith wisely decided to quietly retreat to the car, where I had wisely remained with Carson.

After leaving GNP we moseyed south to check out the National Bison Range. Once again, we were rewarded with a sighting. This 2,000-pound resident was ten feet from the car. Keith started snapping photos.

The sound of the Canon’s shutter attracted his attention, however, and a moment later he gave us a look that spoke volumes.

If you guessed that we decided to hightail it rather than mosey on, you guessed correctly.

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About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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