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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Greetings From Montana

Hello ladies!
We have made it as far as Montana.  They don't call it "Big Sky" for nothing!  After 5 long days on the road in our motor home (pulling hubby's car) we are really, really tired!  But, we have been rewarded with the most gorgeous scenery here in Montana!
This is my first time in Montana, and after driving for hours and hours and seeing nothing but boring brown prairie  (below), this is the view that we came upon (above)!
 Mile after mile of nothing but this!  Ugh!
 These are the "Crazy Mountains".  Pretty funny, huh?  And pretty appropriate, considering that I was going crazy just thinking about our move to Washington State!!
Yesterday, we went to Mount Rushmore while we were in South Dakota.  It was just gorgeous!
 We woke up to several inches of snow yesterday!  Luckily I thought to pack some warm clothes, and my winter coat and boots!

 Mt. Rushmore is so much grander in person than in the pictures.  I am so glad that we took the time to stop and see it!!
 We also went to see the Crazy Horse monument.  It is very impressive, even though there still is much work to be done!

Tomorrow we should make it to Idaho.  It is great to be visiting all of these states that I have never been to. And we should reach our final destination in Washington by Sunday.  It will feel so good to finally get there!

My dear sweet friend Diana, whose blog is called 'Nana Diana Takes a Break", wrote the most wonderful blog post yesterday.  Diana is one of the kindest, sweetest and most thoughtful people that I have met here in blogland!  Anyway, Diana did a post about my move, and what I have been going thru.  You can read about it here if you want to.  I was so deeply moved and touched!  Thank you, Diana, for your kindness and friendship!  It means the world to me, and so do you!!!


Cheryl Palmer said...

I was thinking of you today and wondering how things have been and then all of a sudden there you are! :-) Montana is Big Sky country isn't it? Beautiful! It is great you have been able to do some sight seeing along the way and were able to see some great monuments. Your journey is almost over, hang in there and be safe!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
Wow, this all looks spectacular! What a gorgeous post!!! And your little sweetie looks like she is such a good traveler too! Mt. Rushmore looks spectacular and so does Crazy Horse...

I love Diana's post--is she a total doll or what?

Wishing you a great trip and safe journey...and I love your picture!!!

Love of the Sea said...

Hi there...looks beautiful. I went to Big Sky Montanta for the first time in February skiing. It was so beautiful. Love Montana and also the people. Just beautiful.

Kim K. said...

Your pictures are beautiful...snow and all. You've been on my mind and in my heart. Wishing you continued blessings as you continue on with your new life journey.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Hi Donna ~ Slowly but surely, you're getting there! Your Montana photos are stunning and you really are having an adventure you will remember, always! I'm going to go check out your friend's post. GODSPEED!

Karen said...

*love* your photos.. I've never been out there either! So for now I'm living vicariously through you! ....

mizdarlin said...

You folks really are taking the 'scenic route', aren't you..I always hope that some day i'll get to see the Crazy Horse monument, it looks wonderful in pictures..
Have a great 'rest of your trip' and welcome (a bit early, I know!) to the beautiful North West Coast, where scenery will be an everyday occurence, you will be so blase about it after a while!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am so glad you are taking the time to enjoy the things you are getting to see!

Wishing you safe travels my dear!


Tete said...

Hi Donna! Your photos are wonderful! Glad you are getting to see some new things as you go. Sunday will be here before you know it and you can start to settle in your new home away from home.
I know you are going to have an exciting year and by the time it is over, you are going to be sad to leave there. It's going to go by so fast, just wait and see.
Hugs- Tete
PS- Loved Diana's post about you! She is so sweet!

Ido said...

That is quite a drive, be safe and let us know when you arrive to Washington. Love your pictures of Mount Rushmore, we were supposed to take a trip there in March, but we decided to postpone it due to the snow on the way. Drive carefully.
Have a great and safe travel

Trisha said...

I hope you enjoy your drive through Idaho...it isn't looking too pretty right now but it's home to me! Safe travels to you!


Christine said...

It's so good to hear from you!! Stay warm and safe traveling please!! :)

Donna said...

You take THE most interesting trips...me I am sitting here armschair vacationing through YOU!!! Good job!!!!

Linda said...

OH Donna...you are so sweet to keep us updated this way! I hope it can be a special time of togetherness for you. Nana Diana's blog post was lovely...sending good thoughts and prayers your way! XO

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Snow! Oh my! Looks beautiful though. That is great that you are seeing so many wonderful site. I'd love to travel out west soon.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh Donna, what beautiful pictures! I am so happy you are taking the time to see some wonderful places on your journey west. You will be back in Michigan before you know it so just think of this as a great adventure in your life...and lots to blog about! I am hoping you will get down to southern California while you are on the west coast. It would be great fun to meet up with each other. My prayers are with you and I have a feeling this temporary move is going to turn out to be a very positive thing in your life. Your sweet little fur baby wants you to be happy. The house you rented looks wonderful. What a gorgeous view. Keep us posted and enjoy everything...it's only temporary and it will go so fast. I'm looking forward to hearing about all your adventures.

blessedmom's simple home said...

Isn't Diana a sweetheart!! I'm looking forward to following you on this new adventure. I'll be praying for you too :-)

Erin said...

Lovely scenery Donna, and how cool that you got to see those monuments in person..gotta put that on the bucket list. Hope all is going well, and it is good to see a pic of you and Miss Emily!!!