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Monthly Archives: July 2017

mount townsend

Being in decent shape right now for walking up a mountain, we decided to go ahead and make the (4 miles straight up) trip up Mount Townsend.  It was hard, but, as usual on long hikes, something happened along the trail where we all let go of being grouchy and started opening up to the […]

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montana vacation, part three: alan and sarah

We’ve been visiting with our ultra-creative-nudist-artist-gardener-musician-traveler-hippie friends for a long time now, and the more we get to know them, the more thankful we are for them.  Their awesomeness can only be experienced, not described.  Usually we gather for an afternoon or dinner date, but this time we spent a couple of nights at their […]

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montana vacation, part two: camping

After our teepee adventure with the Joneses, we headed up into the mountains for our fourth annual camping trip at Ten Lakes Basin.  The weather was gorgeous, the lakes were cold, the fishing was good, the guitar was lovely, the hiking was hard and beautiful, the relaxing-in-the-sun-next-to-a-mountain-lake was so nice, and the family fun and […]

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montana vacation, part one: jones time!

Our annual Montana vacation started with a weekend with the Joneses extended crew.  Jean found us a sweet spot to “camp” with teepees, a grill, electric coffee, and all the amenities we could ask for.  The days were scorchers, so we cooled off at the lake nearby.  We long now for that clear, warm lake, […]

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off to camp

For the first time ever, we spent a week away from our kids.  Ash went to visit family in Kalispell, Cedar went to summer camp in Washington, and Matt and I stayed home without kiddos.  I’ve got a mish-mash of photos from our different experiences, and hope to get more from Cedar’s disposable camera soon. […]

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