Monday, July 28, 2008

Montana Part 2

Monday: Everyone got up early (whether they wanted to or not). We split up again for two different adventures. One of my grandmother's lives on the other side of Montana in a small town that doesn't have a stop light, grocery store town. Each year when I come home my mother and I go to Lavina to see her. Just a day trip. And actually we only stay for a couple of hours for lunch. Which is all my grandmother really wants. She appreciates the fact that we drive 2 1/2 - 3 hours one way just to have lunch. Because it is one of those activities that require more time in the car than the actual activity DH and the boys don't go. Which is fine. So after a nice little lunch of scalloped potatoes and BBQ ribs we helped Grandma wash and put away her dishes (did I mention that she is a traditional farm wife were the girls do the dishes) we did a couple of daugher do's. Grandma never has any major projects but due to a couple year old torn rotator cuff that the sugury still left her with limited range of motion some tasks aren't feasible. After the daughter do's we visited for a little bit and then loaded back up in the car for a long ride home.
DH and the boys on the other hand went to Holter Dam. Holter Dam is located on the Missouri River near Wolf Creek. It is one of those world known famous fishing areas for fly fishing but great success can also be had with a spinning rod. But...... With the late thaw and heavy rains the Missouri is very high and very fast. Which is absolutly no good for the fishing. Actually I don't even think that the boys had any success hunting crawdads. (and no if they do catch them we don't keep and eat them.

Tuesday: Was a day of somewhat rest. Another trip to Helena was made to gather more items we need. (This driving 60 miles to Walmart sucks) We also stopped at a couple of bicycle shops. For our anniversry we thought it would be a great time to splurge on ourselves. Plus Huba was getting tired of each of us always borrowing his. Unfortunatly the shops, obviously, stock their stores for the local terrain. Which meant tons of really great mountain bikes. But considering Eastern Washington is a desert and one must drive for a mountain, mountain bikes were not on the list. The traveling carnival was in town and boy did the kids want to go. Boulder is such a small town that my mother and I sat at a picnic table outside the rodeo arena (where the carnival was) and knitted while the kids were all grown up and watching the carnival on their own. Darling Husband took the opportunity to take an evening nap.

Wednesday: Everyone hung rather low today. Mid afternoon we went to my brothers house to ride 4 wheelers. Up and down the country road went 4 wheelers with wild 'n crazy boys playing hard. Eventually my brother decided that maybe they were getting a little too brave on the road and started to create a trail. Okay well it started out that way. After he took his ax and cut out some branches so no one would get closelined and removed some rock that might bounce a kid off a bike he road it like a mad man for about ten laps so the boys would have a path. But then..... He decided that seeing how they now had a trail that went around and through the property there had better be an additional spot where he could play. So out came a tree and straight up the side of a huge bank was his play area. All in all it was great fun. I do believe that we did have a 35 year old kid on our hands.


Heide said...

So did you end up getting a bike or waiting until you got home? I'd consider getting one but we have lots of hills here and they kick my butt. Too bad about the river being so high.

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