Roundup is Here – Sunday, 09/13

We drove from Glacier this morning along into Idaho, through beautiful country and rolling peaks. After a very cold start at Apgar Campground, we made our way west and arrived at Schweitzer Mountain Resort about 2:00 pm local time.

I note that we are running on Pacific Time right now. I remember when we came here in 1965, I had looked at the map and determined that Idaho panhandle was in Pacific time zone. We all set our watches to that time. What I didn’t know is that (apparently) Idaho did not adopt daylight savings time in the panhandle so for the first day or so, we ran generally an hour behind the rest of the local world, and were late for everything!

The resort is at the end of a ten-mile road up a big mountain north of Lake Pend Oreille. Tiwsty, curvy, lots of switch-backs. An all-in-all exciting drive.  On arrival, the resort looks like a ski resort: Swiss Family Modern. But the rooms are stunning. Holly and I have a small suit. Bedroom with huge bed; sitting room with sofa, stuffed chair, television, dining table and four chairs, and a FIREPLACE; full kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, toaster oven, dishes for a huge crowd. Many plush towels in the bathroom. The staff are nicer than nice. The views of the lake are divine.

We started our program with dinner and singing grace. We started with a candle ceremony, welcoming the four directions of Roundups coming to the center here. Then a program that included a recorded message from GSUSA CEO, Anna Marie Chavez, and a performance by the White Glove Singers. That performance included an hysterical rendition of the history of Girl Scouting, starting with Daisy Low’s first Girl Scout troop. Pix not so good because the light was really low. Hope you get the idea.

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