Closer To Home

The smoke is gone–hopefully for good this season.  Sunday evening a cold front blew through bringing much cooler temps and almost an inch of rain–and temps have remained cool–it was 35 degrees early Tuesday morning!

Sunday afternoon was bittersweet–we joined our friend Shirley and family in celebrating the life of Shirley’s husband George.  It was a beautiful Montana afternoon by the river outside their home–George would have loved having all the family, friends and neighbors visit.

Monday I spent quilting–I was determined to finish that little quilt of Jeane’s–didn’t happen, darn it!!  Maybe I will finish it tomorrow!  Monday was a rainy, chilly day and we even enjoyed a fire in the wood burning stove.  I made a pot of chili after lunch planning to have it for supper–and realized I had no chili powder.  I’m glad Joe and Tammy had come for George’s memorial–Tammy had chili powder!

Yoga this morning and then we were off to see another motorhome–this one much closer to home–in Livingston.  It’s a 2001 Beaver Marquis–in reasonably good condition for a seventeen year old motorhome–filthy of course but what else is new!  Has all the power the Cowboy was looking for as well as all the features I wanted–now we just have to decide if we want a 42 foot motorhome!  We had thought of going smaller but just haven’t found anything small we like enough to purchase.  So, we will see!

The view from the pasture where this Beaver motorhome was sitting was not bad–

And while we had rain it snowed in the mountains closing the Beartooth Pass–haven’t heard if it’s reopened.  The next photo is the webcam at Glacier National Park Logan Pass parking lot (Distinctly Montana Facebook page).  There is a huge fire burning in and around Glacier National Park–let’s hope this rain/snow put a damper on that fire!

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17 thoughts on “Closer To Home

  1. We decided to do our errands in Livingston rather than Gardiner just for something to do on a rainy Monday. The rain definitely cleared the air and I’m in agreement – hope it’s for good.

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    1. Dang it, we could have met in Livingston today–Tuesday! If you come back to Livingston, stop at Pop’s Diner on the right just before getting into Livingston–they only serve lunch from 11am to 3pm–the food was amazing!

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  2. Janna, I thought you wanted to go smaller…haha! Tough to get the power to haul things with a shorter rig.
    Glad to hear it cooled down for you and the smoke cleared out. I am a little surprised to see snow already on Beartooth and Glacier. Maybe it will be a good year for lots of precipitation.

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    1. We do want to go smaller but can’t find anything we would actually want–front engine rigs such as gas Class A’s, Class B’s and Class C’s make for a noisy ride. Short diesel pushers with side radiators (a Cowboy requirement) are rare and very hard to find. Wonderful to be smoke free!

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      1. Beaver did make great coaches–side radiator is a must for the Cowboy and there are few manufacturers who made those–Beaver, Country Coach, Foretravel, Newmar and higher end Monaco coaches.

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  3. It’s so good when family and friends get together… just sad that too often it’s because of a funeral or the passing of a loved one. As usual, your scenery is outstanding!

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  4. When I win the lottery and make my own RVs there will be options for big engines in small rigs! Love that first photo – so pretty. Hard to believe there’s already snow at Logan Pass. It wasn’t that long ago we were there!

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    1. Thanks for reaching out John and Linda–we are so weary of traveling to look at motorhomes but if that changes we will let you know–your coach is beautiful, I looked at the ad. And we understand about caregiving–we are currently caregiving Mike’s 96 year old father.

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