4 days ago
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Montana Day 3 (I think)~Posted a day late
My days are somewhat beginning to run together. We don't get to bed until about 11-12 each night and then I'm awake between 5-6 in the morning. Yesterday we loaded up two vehicles and traveled about 45 miles south to the Lewis & Clark Caverns. Although Lewis & Clark never seen the caverns, President Roosevelt thought that they should have something spectacular named after them. You begin the tour by hiking up the side of the mountain 3/4 of a mile. You gain about 300 feet in elevation so its quite the little walk. Once inside the Caverns the temperature drops from 90degrees outside to about 50 degrees inside. You spend another 3/4 of a mile going through the cavern rooms. Eventually you come out below the entrance with a 1/2 mile hike back to the parking lot. The boys had a wonderful time and want to go back in the future. Huba and my two nephews were attached to the tour guides hip and hanging on every word! After that my mother and I went to Whitehall (about 10 miles from the Caverns) to a "LYS" The woman was just starting out. Let me say this again, The woman was just starting out. I know for a fact that my stash at home is bigger than what she had for sale. I think I counted about 10 different types of yarns. And only 6 balls of the Opal sock yarn. Hopefully she will be able to keep it going and build up a selection. She did tell my mother that she would order anything she could upon request. The LYS's in Montana struggle and have a life expectancy of 1 year. Hubby and I finished the day off with another Fly Fishing trip on the Boulder river about 3 miles from my mother's house. Had a bunch of bites and Hubby caught one. Tomorrow is the family picinic.