Disability Help Center - San Diego - July 2019

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July 2019

A FOURTH OF JULY FOR THE BOOKS E ver since I was old enough to celebrate it, the Fourth of July has been a holiday I look forward to all year round. As a child, I spent the day with

AN UNFORGETTABLE TRIP TO LAKE BLAINE IN MONTANA!

an average depth of 51 feet and a maximum depth of 141 feet. This Montanian treasure might not be the largest lake you’ve ever come across, but, with the majestic Glacier National Park as a backdrop, it’s probably the most beautiful. From the moment we awoke on July 4, 2018 to the moment we shut our eyes that night, we made the most out of the dreamy location around us. We spent several glorious and sunny hours water skiing and tubing behind the boat. Then, once we worked up our hunger, we went ashore to spark up the barbecue and cook some amazing food. We spent the rest of the evening watching a spectacular fireworks show put on by families staying at the lake. As I was sitting there, soaking in all the energy, enthusiasm, and happiness surrounding me that day, I remember thinking about how great it is that all Americans have a day specifically set aside to celebrate our country. Over 200 years ago, all our countrymen joined forces to ensure our future as an independent nation. Unfortunately, Americans now are more politically divided than ever before. I hope this year everyone is able to set aside their differences to celebrate the sacrifices our forefathers made all those years ago to ensure we could live in a free country. To you and to your families, have a fun-filled and safe Independence Day! –Elizabeth Packard

my family and friends inhaling all the magic that the fireworks, delicious food, and water activities drudged up to the surface. I went from one moment of excitement straight to the next. I can’t remember a better night’s sleep than the ones that came after my Fourth of July revelry. While a fair number of amazing memories swirl around in my mind this time of year, there was one Independence Day celebration that sticks out a little better than the rest, and it occurred just last year!

“Any extra time we manage to squeeze into our schedule is spent exploring and adventuring. So, when the opportunity to travel to Lake Blaine in Montana came along, you can bet our bags were packed in the blink of an eye!”

If you’ve been following our newsletter for a while now, then you already know of my family’s love for the outdoors. Any extra time we manage to squeeze into our schedule is spent exploring and adventuring. So, when the opportunity to travel to Lake Blaine in Montana came along, you can bet our bags were packed in the blink of an eye! Nestled at the foot of the Swan Mountain Range, Lake Blaine is one of the closest lakes to the center of the Flathead Valley. It sits at an elevation of 2,997 feet, and the lake is about 382 acres in surface area with

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