I really like to take pictures of some of the flowers and grasses as we go from place to place. Up in northern Montana, the growing season is short. There are a lot of the early flowers in bloom. I don't know the names of most of them, so this is mostly just for the fun of looking at the colors and variety. Some of these pictures could provide the color story for new quilting or knitting!
We have been having such a great time in and around Glacier National Park for over a week. We had not driven over to the east side of the park, and I've always wanted to ride that Red Bus, so we killed 2 birds with one stone! Our 6 hour tour started at St. Mary's Lodge at 10AM. We left our campsite at 7AM and didn't have much spare time. It's a long drive from where we were on Hungry Horse Reservoir, combined with some road construction waits, lots of curves and hills and valleys so I'm glad we allowed enough time! These Red Buses have been in operation for a long time, and you can read the history here.
We have set out on our first long trip with the Airstream. Well, March was a long trip, too, to Charlotte. But that one was a little different because we just had one destination in sight. On our present trip, we are moving from spot-to-spot as we steadily make our way west. With the plan to be gone from home about 7 weeks, it's a new situation for us. The picture below shows our rig on the day we left home. We actually had to drive only about 15 miles and then stop for lunch! The little town of Nowthen (yes, that's the name) was right on our way and we had been to wrapped up in packing up to think about making our own lunch! There were a lot of things to take care of, in addition to just packing up! Figure out what we wanted to do about our mail when we were gone - we decided to forward to our son. We also have "Informed Delivery" from the USPO, which emails us a scan of mail addressed to us. It does not include hand-written addresses. And it's free.
Then we had to stop our garbage and recycling pickup, they have a "vacation status", which is also available from our TV provider (Direct TV) and the insurance on my car which will not be used during this time. Had to hire a lawn service and activate our security system.
And, we informed the county Sheriff's office of our absence, and spoke to some trusted neighbors, as well. Not only to be observant of anything happening at our house, but to also please pick and use the lettuce in the garden!
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