"I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it's difficult to analyze love when you're in it ... It seems to me that Montana is a great splash of grandeur. The scale is huge but not overpowering. The land is rich with grass and color, and the mountains are the kind I would create if mountains were ever put on my agenda." -John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
The road that led down to our lake house was magical,
Besides the grandeur of Montana, the week was filled with everything I love and need.
Seeing my family together.
Time to make art with Skyler.
Amazing meals and a giant table for everyone to eat around.
Time to play.
And sit. And read. And talk.
I found the perfect spot to take the kids horseback riding with our cowboy Cecil. Cecil? I mean come on. He was as genuine as they come.
|feeding our horses before we left.|
At the top of the pass. Big Sky.
After we got every last drop of goodness out of our week, we reluctantly said goodbye to our family.
And flew home.
And if I haven't made you want to visit Montana, then I quit.
Thank you, mom, for the Most Amazing Vacation Ever.