|Garry Mentzer and Trout|
Yes, there were sad events during our stay this year in Montana, as I described in Part 1, previously posted.
But, there were plenty of happy times as well to make it a typically nice summer. Our weather was really perfect with plenty of big sky sunshine although more rain would have been welcome. We really didn't need our furnace till this week as fall approaches.
Before we settled in for the summer in Montana, we took a very nice week trip to the Willamette Valley in Oregon to see Susan's nephew Micheal and his wonderful wife Susan who hosted us for the day and night doing wine tasting and shopping for treats.
We then stopped by to see blog friend, Cathy, who prepared us a lovely lunch and we enjoyed a very nice visit with her.
|Lovely fellow blogger Cathy|
Then on to Diana and husband Pete's wonderful home and gardens. We had a laugh a minute I think and very much enjoyed wine touring and some fine cuisine thanks to Diana's garden and talents. Super people!!
|Diana and Pete and us enjoying a wine tasting|
Then back to settle in Montana for the rest of the summer. Surprisingly, we are quite comfortable in our 26 foot tin can all outfitted with water, DISH TV, electricity and "indoor" plumbing although I prefer the "one holer" for more privacy and good telephone reception most days. We grill and eat most meals outside in the clear air.
|Our summer home - 26' of comfort|
Most afternoons we wander over to our host family's picnic table for 3 o'clock cocktails and treats over looking one of the best trout holes in the creek.
|Great trout hole|
We love our little neighboring town. Philipsburg, for two new additions to the local scene.
P-Burg Brewery has been going for a full year now and produces 6-7 brews on tap of excellent quality.
After a hard day of fishing, my car just seems to head to the Brewery for a Porter to wet the whistle.
|P - Burg Brewery|
|The Trout with the beer Sampler - I like them all!!!|
These samples should be enough to help down a delicious platter of ribs or pulled pork from another welcome addition to the P-burg scene. Up n smokin does a great job on preparing BBQ treats to enjoy with the local brew. A great combination.
|Up n smokin BBQ|
|Sherry, Tom and granddaughter Kenzie.|
|Boulder Creek valley|