Montana Part One

My day started with an alarm at 3:30AM. I had a plane to catch at 6. I arrived at the airport, checked bag, security scanners, and then found coffee.
Kalispell, Montana my destination. I’m always excited to go somewhere new. And Big Sky country is new and somewhere I’ve always wanted to see. And being a girl who isn’t a fan of cold weather I seized the chance to go in July when the temps reach a balmy high of 80 and not November when I don’t even want to think of what a normal HIGH may be…but I digress.
It is beautiful here. Naturally beautiful. Untouched in so many ways. It’s good to know that there are still places in this amazing country that seem to be untouched by the busyness of the rest of the world. In the valley where I am mountains surround and still have snow covering their tops. A place where snow was just cleared off of mountain passes in the last few weeks. Where the air smells of pine and honeysuckle and not exhaust fumes from everyone trying to get “somewhere.”
Don’t get me wrong. I love the city. I love having “somewhere” to be. But it is good to remember that you need to slow down. Being busy doesn’t always mean you are getting everything out of life that you could. More likely you are missing out on small things that could strike you deeply and largely. Take a breath and remember what honeysuckle in the air smells like. So far it’s been just what I needed.

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Camera bag, coffee and IPad…I’m set.

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Sunrise over Austin

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Lewis and Clark discovered this river. I doubt it looks much different now than it did to them.

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Snow covered mountain tops. Not clouds!

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Northern Rockies. Almost there.

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I will have some Good Medicine. Thank you. (brewery is just across the street)

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Delicious

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So was my medicine

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Coffee and Huckleberry Raspberry pie = happy girl

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Big Sky

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Happy I had my scarf and sweater

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My view

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My reminder

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Me saying goodnight
More tomorrow

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