Ok so it's been 4 weeks since I was in Montana and I'm just now sharing with y'all about my trip. It started first with the quick wedding in Idaho that I posted about already. From there we flew into Helena that Sunday after the wedding and arrived around 3 and was at home at moms by 3:45 after renting car and grabbing luggage. This was the first time to have Todd with me and his first time to Montana. Both of us had discussed that this trip was more about visiting Mom then doing lots of touristy stuff. I originally wanted to drive to West Yellowstone so Todd could say he's been to Yellowstone and also see more wildlife. It's a few hours away one direction so we opted out this time. We still did some fun stuff though and it was relaxing which is what we both needed.
One day we went into Butte which is only 20 miles away and we did a historical walking underground tour. That was very cool and Todd really enjoyed it. Our tour guide did a great job but Todd and I had some laughs later about him. I'll just add that he was from Colorado and he was late coming in for the tour and his eyes were a little red. lol
For the most part we didn't do a whole lot which was perfect. Mom lives at the base of a national forest so I took Todd for a couple of nice drives that are my favorite scenic routes. I did the driving so Todd could look at the scenery and for wildlife. In fact, one day going to Helena, he saw a bear running up a wooded cliff.
We saw a bunch of deer but we have lots of deer in Texas. It was open season for bow and arrow and we passed dozens of hunters on our drive. I would roll my windows down and tell the deer to run. Lol. I saw some eagles and that was cool. We saw everything from moose to elk as we get closer to Yellowstone but we didn't go that direction on this trip. One of my favorite highlights was staying a night at the Boulder Inn. It's this old hotel that has hot springs and saunas. We swam when we checked in and I also went swimming earlier the next morning before breakfast. It was chilly and rainy but the water is warm and felt so great.
All around where mom lives are old mining towns and i showed Todd a little deserted place that's cool to walk around. It was a great trip and I want to go back. Texas missed the memo that it's fall and it's still been hot everyday.
So here are some pics of our trip.....
|My eagles i saw across from mom's porch. i have video too...|
|Continental Divide close to Butte|
|snow on the mountains|
|Town Pump burritos are the best|
|Population was still around 3|
|gorgeous cathedral in Helena|
We had layover in Salt Lake City so here is just before landing:
So believe it or not , these aren't all the pictures I took. I held back . Lol. Have a great Monday yall!