Saturday, July 31, 2010

Can you believe the view?

These views of the lake we are staying on in Montana, are so beautiful. For someone who does not normally live near the mountains or have a mountain view out of their windows, this is very precious to us.

I was surprised that the Montana wildflowers are still blooming. Unfortunately, I cannot name them because my "Montana Wildflower" book is on my bookshelf in Florida. Go figure!!

Okay, be patient with us. It has been 23 days since we left our home. Hmmm...that is a lot of different beds in my estimation. We are finally, tonight, settled in our place until mid October. It has been an interesting ride so far. We have spent special times with my brother and sister-in-law, our two daughters in Ohio and Wisconsin, The Trout's cousin in Illinois, the Trout's best fishing buddy in Indianapolis. We attended the wedding of our dearest friends' son in Minnesota, stayed in a cabin with minimal facilities for 10 days, and now we are at rest.
The air is very clear and fresh and it brings us to our knees and wanting to climb into bed before 8 p.m. Is it our age? I hope not. We have connected with good friends out here in the Big Sky state. We have friends from Wisconsin coming to visit us next week also. Now, let us unpack the books and DVD's and knitting, and so forth. We will enjoy the next few weeks. The Trout is already starting to count his catch and recording all the pertinent information regarding that. We are so thankful that we are in good health and can enjoy these wonderful trips.


  1. Wow, just wow! I'm curious as to why you chose Montana as your getaway state. Clear air, beautiful vistas--seems like heaven!


  2. Bonnie, almost 30 years the Trout started coming to SW Montana to go fly fishing. After retirement, he took me along. Now we have come to this special place for the last 7 years. It is the total opposite of where we live in Florida...that is why we like it so well.

  3. Susan, I'm so glad you and the Trout are getting settled. That's a long trip! but sounds like you've had a fabulous visits along with way. You're lucky the Trout likes to stop. My husband is "full speed ahead" and not inclined to stop. I'm thinking he should take lessons from ya'll. Such a much more leisurely way to get from place A to B.

    Lovely mountain view you have. Catch a trout for us.

  4. I can see why you like it there! It's definitely a beautiful part of the country with its majestic views. Glad you're comfy now and have a relaxing time!

  5. The view is beautful: fresh, and airy, and cool, and full of space ... I love it!

  6. What a beautiful spot to relax for 2 months. As the years go by we appreciate more and more how important our good health is to us. Enjoy and drink in the beauty of this extraodinary place. By th way, I think your Granddaughter looks like you!

  7. Anonymous11:15 AM

    One of my high school 'counselees' in Webster Groves spent hours telling me about 'Big Sky Country' vacation time every year. She always came back to school rejuvenated every year after a summer spent in Montana. I am not certain, but I would be surprised if she did not move there about 40 years ago after she graduated. Montana must be an idyllic place for about three months each year. For the rest of the year I think you are living in another idyllic place. Isn't retirement wonderful? rw

  8. What beautiful scenery. It reminds me of our trip to Calgary and the Rockies. Wondeful photos.