Showing posts from June, 2015

Yearly visit . . .

This was the 3rd year we got together for the annual visit.  Lynn and I became friends up north in the rural village we found ourselves working in years ago.  She was able to retire and head south with her family, and now we make a commitment of getting together in person each year.  It was my turn to head over to her home and visit her surrounding landscape of endless wheat fields.  This is a bit ironic sense I have given up wheat!  However, there in all its green glory was WHEAT! 

We of course had coffee, tea, knit time, along with nice walks to view the farm land that eastern Washington is famous.  I was able to see Pullman and Moscow, plus some smaller communities.  Moscow won me over!  I loved the tree lined streets, their wonderful co-op, and their quaint down town shops.

Bliss On! BioHaven Floating Treatment Wetlands

I have so much to write about I am not even sure where to begin!  I am opting to start with my latest discovery around my home.  I just think this is so cool and very interesting!  About an hour ago, DH and I were walking "the girls" when we noticed floating islands in the park pond.  I didn't notice them on this a.m. dog walk, but the pond now has islands.  There are little shoots of plants growing out of them, ducks with their young, and even a pond turtle sunny its self on the island.  WHAT?  Where did these islands come from and most important how dang cool!

I love my home in Montana and I am for ever GRATEFUL that I get to spend my summers here on HOLIDAY!  I really mean, I am grateful and I never ever waste my time here.  It is like Knit On for those who know what that means.  My dear knitting friend and I have now coined the term Bliss On-----Bliss does sum up my holiday!  So my pond discovery in just one more blissful moment during my summer holiday.

UFOs, bugs, camping and relaxing on the Southward Migration

We flew out of the village and into Anchorage for a few days of running around before starting our 8 day drive to Montana.  Our reverse migration trip went well.  I think the biggest difference from last year to this year was the general temperatures we encountered.

Last year’s drive through the Yukon the lakes were still ice covered.  This year those same lakes had people swimming in them.  The Yukon was dry with forest fires already burning.  Northern BC had fires and extremely dry weather as well.  Central BC and south, we saw more rain and far more snow in the mountains from the ice fields to the border.

Hot Spring:

We stopped in Miette Hot Spring just outside of Japser, Alberta for an over night in one of their cute cabins.  We were able to get in two great soaks while looking at the towering peaks.  Like all older cabins, they tend to be a bit dark inside but other than that the cabin we stayed in was cute and fun to relax in after days of camping.