Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Signs of the (Montana and Idaho) Times

I'm not having an easy landing back into real life. I had a wonderful time in Montana and Idaho and barely thought of all the things I do in my day to day work life. But as I was sitting at my desk eating lunch -- and there was no glorious view -- I realize I'd returned to real life with a thud. This isn't a complaint. It's simply that I had enjoyed my visit with Tom and Julia so much and loved spending time with my dear friend, K, and now it was all over. But what glorious memories!

 We visited the Farmers Market

On the trail in Idaho
I was thrilled to be on the same trail as Lewis and Clark

At the Lumberjack Saloon

Homemade huckleberry ice cream -- which was as good as it sounds. 

A River Runs Through It...
A preview for tomorrow


Chatty Crone said...

The big dipper ice cream - cute name. I'm glad you are home. sandie

Debra said...

Never been to Montana or Idaho but sure would like to one day. Happy you had a nice time. I have to say though...if I had to pick a view of Montana or NYC...I'm sure you know which one I would pick! LOL!


Mimi said...

Oh I love anything Huckleberry, the first night we arrived in Montana, they brought some jelly/jam out and I had to try some!!!A little sour at first, but found I loved it by the third day!!!!
The Bears I hear LOVE it!!!!!
It is a very big beautiful state isn't it!!!
I have not heard from you in awhile!!!!
You are very busy!!!!

Roxie said...

I bet it was beautiful. Re-entry can be jarring, for sure. Thanks for sharing your great pics!

Jemi Fraser said...

It's hard coming back to reality after any kind of holiday. Even though we love our 'real' lives, coming back to them can be tough!

I received my goodies in the mail yesterday! I love them - thanks so much. I don't know if I'll ever make it to that part of the world, so it's nice to have some of it visit me :) Thanks again!!

LemonyRenee' said...

Welcome back, Buttercup. I know the withdrawals you're speaking of. Hang in there, and keep your eyes open in the jams & jellies aisle . . . you have great sights all your own, ya know! ;)

Country Whispers said...

Welcome back!
It's always hard coming back from vacation.
Your trip sounds like it would be fun. I would love to one day make it out to that area.

Ms Sparrow said...

But, you have all those wonderful pictures to sustain you! Thanks for sharing them.

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

I too welcome you home and hope that those wonderful memories give your day a boost. It is hard coming back to reality. I remember well those days. Hang in there! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Nancy M. said...

Great pics! Looks like an awesome trip!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Terrific photos, almost like being there!
So glad you had a great time, and are back safe and sound. You do the neatest things Buttercup!!

Teacherfish said...

Maybe the Lemon Ice King of Corona will make a huckleberry ices flavor. Wedding, Bat Mitzvah and Mother's Day this weekend but maybe we can meet there soon and check out the flavors.
Welcome home.