We got to stay in Montana for awhile and spend some good time driving through her country side. I have to say it’s one of my favorite states. I wat to stay put and make a new life here, but Jaret says I’m crazy because the winters would freeze Sally’s … lug nuts off. We have seen just about every type of landscape here. It’s all beautiful in different ways. I love the wide open spaces of rolling grassy plains. Everyone around here was social distancing before it was even cool. If the world is over populated, Montanans haven’t gotten that message yet. I still wonder what so many of these homes and families that spring up in the middle of nowhere do for a living. Except when we came to Flat Head Lake area just North of Missoula, apparently every cherry known to mankind is grown here. There were cherry stands every 5 feet. AND apparently cherry farming is extremely lucrative. There are such beautiful homes and properties around. Analise finally broke us down and we found a cherry farm that we could actually pull into. Now we have cherries for the rest of the trip!
We got to go into Glacier National Park for the day and take a beautiful hike. Most of the park is closed down because of the ‘Rona. Don’t understand it, never will. Speaking of closures due to the ‘Rona, why on earth are bathrooms closed at campgrounds, but they’ll bring in port-a-potties? Why won’t they let the kids check out a basketball, but will rent out movies? Why are swimming pools, game rooms, and activities cancelled at the camp grounds, but they will happily charge you full price? Good ol’ Rona is trying to ruin this adventure! But I digress…. Glacier National Park was spectacular. We were so happy for the opportunity to see what we could. Our neighbors said that a popular trail was closed due to Grizzly Bear sightings. I wanted a Grizzly Bear sighting, but only saw a squirrel. We haven’t seen too much wild-life on this trip. Perhaps we ourselves are too wild and everyone else is spotting us.
I’ll leave you with a little story that I probably took too much enjoyment from. Some may call it Karma, I call it funny. We were at a KOA that had a nice little smores area for us to enjoy. The girls and I were roasting marshmallows and Grace-Anna grabbed the ooey-gooey melted marshmallow and it was stuck all in between her fingers. I had to get up and take her to the bathroom to wash her hands. In the bathroom was a young woman with her tote of toiletries on one sink and her phone was plugged in above the other sink. She was standing, leaning on the counter and intently looking at her phone. I said, “Excuse us, we need to use the sink please.” She didn’t even look up and scooched over an inch or two. So I told Grace-Anna to reach over the Queen’s toiletry tote and find the faucet. I happily allowed my blind daughter to feel and touch every bottle of bodywash, hairspray, and any other misc. bathroom product that was haughtily placed in front of the only accessible sink. It looked like spiderman had left his calling card! HAHAHA! I tell you, I obviously still think it was soooo stinking funny. She did eventually find the faucet on her own and happily washed the goo off, whatever was left on her hand that is! 😊
We’re back in Idaho now after a slight trip through Washington. Sally doesn’t like driving in the heat and I don’t blame her. Please pray for our continued safety and for Sally as she takes us along these wide open roads. Cheers to more states visited along our adventure!
Hello. My name is Jenny Sullivan. I am a 40-something mother to 4 kiddos (Our oldest 2 are homegrown and our youngest 2 daughters are adopted from Ethiopia and China). I enjoy horses, gardening, and writing. I love to laugh and I hope I can add humor into your day by reading my blogs. I believe God loves to see His children smile. My life is not an easy one, we face challenges of all sorts daily. I hope by blogging, I can share these experiences with you and take you along on this Perfect Adventure with me!