Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Holland Falls Hike

Pictures, I say! Pictures! Here are a few pictures from a hike I went on yesterday up to Holland Falls:

I met a new friend along the way. It always surprises me how non-pulsed these mule deers are at my presence; it's a good thing I don't have a hunting rifle.

This is a picture of Holland Lake. The mountains pictured are the Mission Mountains: the most magnificent mountains I've ever seen. I still remember the first time I laid eyes on them. I had gone home with a friend who lived on the Flathead Indian Reservation for Thanksgiving my freshman year. We drove in at night so I did not see the mountains upon my arrival, but I woke up in the morning and outside the huge bay window were this majestic mountains. It was breath-taking.

Here are the falls. Unfortunately, I don't have a good picture of the falls that doesn't also picture either me or Brandi.

This little guy is about 1 foot away from me and Brandi. He and a friend wanted a bit of our apples, and they would not leave us alone. They actually did come up by our feet, and they were fast little critters! People should not feed critters because THIS is what happens.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Rain Rain Go Away!

For those of you who are regular readers, or who know me in real life (wait...those would be the same people), you know I love rainy days and thunderstorms. Well, not this summer I don't! I've got trails to hike and tennis to learn! It has not stopped pouring down rain all day and it is FREEZING. Luckily, the drizzle did not become full-fledged rain until after Bird and I hiked the "M," but I've spent the rest of the day bundled up with my crochet hook in (freezing) hand. Oh how I wish I'd made myself some gloves!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

All settled!

After several days on the road and almost a week visiting good friends, Bird and I arrived in Missoula to find that the room we had rented out for the summer (and put all of our belongings we couldn't live without for 2 months in) had been re-rented out from under us! Nothing like realizing you are homeless after 9 hours on the road! Horrah!

Long story short: the college kid we were renting from is a piece of crapola, and (we think) gave our room away to a freind of a friend. He moved our stuff out to the garage and said "sorry, I didn't know you were taking the room." Um...what? We said we were taking it, we talked to your roomate, we moved our stuff in (as per his okay), and said we'd be moving in on the first. What's not to know?

Luckily, we found a place with 2 rooms (bonus!) that is downtown right around the corner from my favorite burrito place (bonus!) and in walk/biking distance from everywhere we want to go (bonus!). The new place is not well kept (dirty hippies), but we basically have the upstairs (w/ a half bath) to ourselves, so we can keep our area clean.

So far, we've gotten setteled, watch Bird's tennis teammates compete (and win all their games), walked a lot, biked a lot, and eaten a ton. Good times. Tomorrow morning, we hike the M! YAY!.

So, that's the update on me!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Welcome Perma!

And the Anti-blog comes around; I could not be happier! Welcome to the blogwagon, Perma! :) Hopefully this will new addition to the blogwagon will rejuvinate the rest of us slackers! I know I'll have some Missoula stories to share soon!

To all my good friends, I miss you!