Monday, August 16, 2010

Heading West

Our marvelous journey continues, although finding reliable wi-fi is not always as easy as it might be (along with the one campground that wanted to charge us $10 per day for wi-fi). We had a great 3 days in Yellowstone National Park. There is lots and lots of road construction going on so at least on the Norris to Madison loop (if you know where I mean) there can be up to 30 minutes wait. Bring a book! But the park is, of course, just fabulous. No wolves or bears sighted this time, but lots and lots of elk and bison. One morning we got up and were in the park by 7:30am. We took one of the little side roads (cars, only) and got a very up-close look at what we believe was an osprey. Fascinating. And then, for something "completely different" we got rain - and hard rain at that. However, by the time we were heading out of the park it was starting to think about clearing. Spent the night in Missoula, Montana - what a charming little town. And the weather there was perfect: light breeze & sunny, under large shade trees. Another pretty drive and we are now in Coeur d'alene (sp?) Idaho. A splendid lake if you have not had a chance to see it. Today we will do a scenic drive around the eastern end of the lake - never done that before.

I forgot to mention, on the way west, in Montana we stopped at my favorite flour store: Wheat Montana. (it is just about in between Bozeman and Butte). It is actually a cooperative of wheat growers and they pride themselves "We sow it, we grow it, we dough it" - or something like that. This time I bought all-purpose white flour. In the past I've bought whole wheat and spelt flour. The all-purpose is to try out the "Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day" book that I bought just before we left on this trip. Should be a fun momento.

Happy sunshine Monday.


Laura said...

Glad you're having such a good time! My dad's mom lived in Coeur d'Alene most of her "senior" life in the Valhalla area -- truly beautiful. And I believe my dad's ashes were scattered on the lake, so say hello to him as you drive! ;) Safe travels, friends!

Anonymous said...

Where is your favorite quiltshop?
bye bye Caro