Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Our vacation to Montana was wonderful and relaxing. It was amazing how much Ian seemed to change during the week we were apart as well. We swear he grew three inches and gained some weight (which could happen when you're getting spoiled by your grandparents).

Here's the cabin we stayed in, owned by someone Marlena knows. It was about an hour south of Glacier Nataional Park.

We spent our first day there hiking the Morrell Falls trail near our cabin. It was a five-mile hike round trip. This fall greeted us at the turn-around spot. The temperature dropped drastically and the spray off of the fall was amazing.

We spent two days at Glacier National Park. The main road through it, "Going to the Sun" was closed still because of snow. You could only go about a third of the way. The views along the way and in the rest of the park were fabulous. Because there was still snow on the mountains, it was hard telling the difference between a glacier and just a snow covered peak. The water on the mountains was so clear and had this neat green tint to it because of the glacier sediment.

We spent another day white-water rafting down the Flathead River, but we haven't developed the pictures from the waterproof camera yet.

We stopped by two quilt shops in the area and I'm so glad we did. Each shop had such different fabric from each other, and yet both had many different fabrics from the shop we're used to back in Omaha, too. We spent two days at Deer Country Quilts. The first day I bought some fabric to finish off the Shadow Play quilt and a Halloween wallhanging quilt. We went back a second time just so Marlena could buy a pattern she didn't get the first time. Turns out they were having a fabulous sale; fabric, patterns, and notions were 25% off and finishing a bolt 30%. Needless to say, ended up walking out with more than just the pattern Marlena wanted. The other quilt shop we went to was Bigfork Bay Cotton Company. I bought a Miss Rosie pattern called "Going Buggy" and some fat quarters that will go with it. I plan on picking up more fat quarters as Marlena and I, along with two other friends, shop hop our way across Iowa at the end of the month.

I had hoped to get a few blocks of my Rachel's Reel hand appliqued; I didn't get a single one finished. I worked on it, but not as diligently as I read. I finished six books on the trip, most of which were in the Blackbird Sister's Mystery series.

It was a great trip, but like so many it was nice to be back home in our own bed. Ian didn't exactly know what to think when he first saw us, but he's back into the swing of things. Hope everyone has a great 4th of July weekend.


Kristie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, but I'm sure you are glad to be back home with the baby!!! Love the photos.

Moneik said...

So glad to hear you had a good time. We were planning to go to MT on our honeymoon but figured the road to the sun would be closed, so decided to wait.