Would You Believe It Is Still Smokey

“Above normal precipitation is favored for areas of the … Northern and Central Rockies,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Maryland-based Climate Prediction Center said this week in its 6-10 day forecast. It made the same prediction for 8-14 days and 3-4 weeks out.

“I would say the confidence in that is increasing by the day,”  said Dan Zumpfe, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Missoula.”  from the Missoulian.   The article went on to say that the magic words, “fire season ending event,” have not been uttered but we can hope, can’t we!

Wednesday, Thursday and today the smoke has been horrific–if you didn’t all ready know, we wouldn’t be able to tell we lived in the mountains.  Over one million acres have burned so far, homes have been destroyed and people have died.  We so need that “fire season ending event!”

The moon as it was going down.

And another fiery red sunset–

Thursday we spent the day in Billings–lunch, a routine doctor’s appointment for the Cowboy and a major Costco run.

The Cowboy has made great progress in the toyhauler–the flooring is installed and he is finishing up the trim work. Once all his tools are out and I’ve cleaned I’ll take some photos of his restoration project.

From our ride on Tuesday.

My sister and I are planning a trip to the Outer Banks early next summer.  We are searching for a rental home–have any of our readers ever stayed in a rental you would recommend in the Outer Banks?  Do any of you have a favorite area??  We are favoring the southern area of the OB’s as we understand it’s much less crowded???


6 thoughts on “Would You Believe It Is Still Smokey

  1. Sure hope you get some heavy rain!!! Time for the wildfires to be done.
    We have friends that have a house int he Outer Banks for a rental and it is more private and isolated. I’ll get some info and pass it on!


  2. Janna, we live in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and I follow your blog religiously. In fact, my sister and I just arrived back in Kalispell from a 30 day road trip to Alaska. The outer banks is quite expensive. Down toward the south end of the banks prices are more reasonable. I’d suggest spring or early fall due to family vacations during June, July and August. OR come on down to our beaches between Wilmington and myrtle beach. We’re not as commercial as myrtle and I know you’ll enjoy our beach.


    1. Thank you so much Elaine–I’m going to look at the options you suggested. We have two teenagers who don’t get out of school until towards the end of May so the trip will have to be early June.


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