Monday, June 24, 2013

Miss you

Ohhh so much I have missed blogging.  I'm still having  trouble with my pictures, Katie bug helped me so I hope I will be blogging again. 
I want to tell  you about our trip to Montana.  We left Orlando on Wednesday afternoon and arrived at the house  Thursday at 7pm.  First we fly to Spokane Washington, we don't always get on the flight so it might take a while.  This time we flew Orlando-Charlotte-Kansas City, missed the first connection in Kansas City then flew to Phoenix, overnight in Phoenix, flew Phoenix-Spokane the next morning and then drive 4 hours to Lakeside Montana.    I'm sure some of you have heard the story before.  I'm retired from US Airways with flying benefits, they don't fly to Montana so we fly this way because it's so much cheaper.  It's a beautiful drive in the summer.  We have tried it in the winter and won't do it again, very scary for Floridians.  Now we take the train from Spokane to Whitefish Mt in the winter.        

Amazing views!

I love this barn, someday I will stop and take close up pictures.  We are so excited about getting there we just don't want to stop.

After we have driven through the Indian reservation and all the back roads with no cell service we see Flathead Lake and know we are almost there.

Flathead Lake is about 30 miles long and 5 miles wide.  It takes my breath away every time I see it.

Laundry day
We don't have a washer and dryer at the house so we have to go to Spinnaker Bar to do laundry, wish I had taken a picture of the bar, next time.  So beer and laundry, LOVE IT!
After I fill the machines I walk across the street to the local park on Flathead Lake to take pictures.
There was a storm brewing.  See the sail boat?

I love this little camera!  It's a Canon Power shot, simple simple simple.

I was walking away and turned to look one last time at that beautiful lake, the boat floated straight in front of the dock

Back at the laundry mat the apple blossoms are in full bloom.


OK, here is Duncan minding the fire.  He loves it. 

He thinks he's mountain man when we are here.  Born and raised in Miami Florida, I hate to tell you honey you are a Florida boy!

If things work out right when we land in Spokane it's 1pm.  After we rent the car we head straight to the grocery store to get snacks for the 4 hour drive to Lakeside.  Guess who is right next door to the grocery store?!!  Chaps!!  I get to go over and say hello to Celeste.  

Just some random pictures around the house of things I collect and love.  These old bottles I got from my friend Anita at Vintiquities, she has thousands!

I bought this bird house at The Farm Chicks Show a few years ago.  It sits on my front porch and I noticed a little bird flying in and out.  
So I sat down next to it with my camera aimed at it.

And here she is!  Isn't she beautiful?

I wish I could see inside, it's just too dark.
I'm sure she will have had those babies and be gone by the time I return.

For a 3 day trip it sure was action packed!
Our good friend Tony had a big birthday while we were there.

Tamaracks is a local brewery/restaurant in Lakeside, it's our hang out.  They had a birthday celebration for Tony and invited everyone in town.

Happy Birthday Tony!  I'm so glad we just happen to be there to celebrate with you.

Our good friends!!
We always look forward to being with these people, so much fun!
We love you guys

We have 3 salt licks around the yard for all the sweet deer.  , then we show up and she wonders who we are, this is her place!

He's ready to go, waiting for me to head back to Spokane for the trip back to Orlando.

One last picture. It's a long trip getting here but so worth it.  
3 days go by fast but we did get a lot done and see a lot of friends.

This is the view of Flathead Lake when we drive down Bierney Creek Road to 93 for the drive back to Spokane.  It's kind of hard to leave it.

Glacier National Park  

Hello US Airways in Spokane!
Take us home please.