Saturday, February 12, 2011

montana the beautiful

we just returned from a 4-day snowboarding trip to Whitefish, MT. boy was it beautiful. boy am i glad to be home. tired. sore. tired and sore. when i say it was beautiful, i will just let my pictures speak for themselves. you'll see.
so west we went. starbucks, magzines, preparing a grocery list and a little hangman made the flight go quickly. the mountain view wasn't bad either.

Montana Trip 2011

Montana Trip 2011

after we arrived we had some lunch, got groceries and then headed up the mountain. whitefish is so quaint. very charming.

Montana Trip 2011

we took our time waking up. sipping coffee. eating oatmeal. dressing in layers. and unpacking the boards. i was a little nervous. i have to admit. i've never snowboarded on such a big real mountain before. remember hunkaroonie loves to test his limits. not me. i'm sorta risk averse. but i do like to try new things. there is a difference, right?

Montana Trip 2011

at the summit boy was the view spectacular. a seven minute chair lift to the top. and oh how those seven minutes can change the way you see the mountains world. snow was moving in so it wasn't a perfectly clear day but it didn't matter. it still takes your breath away.

Montana Trip 2011

Montana Trip 2011

Montana Trip 2011

i know i said i didn't like hot cocoa but at the summit everything is better. the hot cocoa hit the spot. i had it on two occasions.

Montana Trip 2011

montana

my mountain man. hunkaroonie was in hog heaven. well you get what i mean. ipod in (one ear). camelbak on. tuning the world out. soaking up the moment. loving every minute.

boarding
boarding

we also had some fun seeing the little town. shopping boutiques. sipping tea at the tea house. eating out. meeting the locals and tourists at the bar.

Montana Trip 2011

Montana Trip 2011

Montana Trip 2011

on our last day we went into Glacier National Park. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. we both had been there before as kids. but we appreciated the beauty this time. lake mcdonald. put it on your bucket list.

Montana Trip 2011

i took over a hundred pictures and a couple videos of hunkaroonie boarding. i'll be putting them in my flickr account this weekend if you want to see more.

{and i may have left out the fact that hunkaroonie cracked his board and hurt his knee on a jump the last day. we are awaiting MRI results but the doctor said his ACL is solid and no broken bones or fractures. good news. he's a rock star. he's my fearless leader.}

we drove away from the mountains toward the airport. on our way home. we were glad to visit. but ready to go home.

Montana Trip 2011  view

{another item to cross off our winter list}

thanks chelle for making the trip possible.

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