Friday, April 30, 2010

Montana Greetings

My view from the bed and breakfast dining room -- where the computer is located -- is a the University of Montana and the river that runs through Missoula. In the distance are snow flecked mountains. It is lovely and while the sky is turning dark now it has been a beautiful clear and sunny morning to explore Missoula. Unfortunately K had flight problems, so we won't be together for another hour. My travel mishap was being delayed for two hours in Denver, but I got in last night and had a lovely dinner with Tom and Julia.

Spent the morning doing some of my favorite things -- walking, looking at historic buildings, browsing a terrific independent bookstore, Fact and Fiction. I had an interesting conversation with the owner and of course, came away with another book and a number of good recommendations. This was followed by browsing at a charming art gallery, the Monte Dollack Gallery, and then lunch with Tom. I completed my sight seeing day with a walk through the East Pine Street Historic District and a stop at the Missoula Art Museum. I loved the walks and looking up with each step and seeing the mountains. I snapped lots of pictures to share when I get back. 

Wishes for a great weekend!


Teacherfish said...

Please add pictures - I would love the juxtaposition of the snow capped mountains, the Missoula River and Chinatown in the rain. Have a great weekend. Suck in a whole lot of fresh air!

LemonyRenee' said...

Oooh, sounds nice! Say hello to my uncle while you're there. He lives in Bozeman. He's the eccentric one with the red hair. ;-)

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds wonderful! Enjoy the weekend :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It sounds wonderful. Mountains are beautiful. I have had occasion to see just a few. Glad all is well and that you are enjoying the trip!

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a great adventure! I am looking forward to your pictures. I love, love, love spending time in book stores. Isn't it great!!! I swear that I could spend HOURS just looking around. Art museums, too. Ahhh. I'm so jealous!

accidental carer said...

This all sounds so idyllic. Enjoy every moment and make sure you purchase a big bag for all the new books etc on the way!! ...........

Sybil said...

What a great fun time you are having..enjoy every minute..sure you will...Mary and I are away on Wednesday so might not be speaking for a wee while we get back Sun 16th and then friends arrive from NZ on the 17th !!
take care
Love Sybil xx

Chatty Crone said...

Hey girl - where are the pictures - I am seeing the United States through you!!!

You trips sounds great so far.



Mimi said...

Hi Buttercup!!!
The trip sounds so perfect so far, snow capped mountains, are they not just the most awesome sight to see???
Montana is indeed BIG SKY COUNTRY!!!!!
Love that darn BIG state!!!!
have fun seeing it!!!!
Cannot wait for pics!!!!

roy/elisabeth dean said...

My good friend just moved to Whitefish and sends me pics from his BALCONY that just nearly KILL me! It's so beautiful there! I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing time. Can't wait to see Montana through your eyes~