The rain let up Saturday afternoon and for the first time, we attended the Whitefish Winter Carnival parade. While Blaine Kern may make better floats, we’ve never been to a Mardi Gras parade that served pizza. Instead of being themed after old Greek gods, this parade’s theme was that all American god, war. Whitefish knows how to throw a party and a good time was had by all.
Think of a ski resort and mow the trails with that in mind. _________________________ It was hard to imagine that on the 24th day of September when leaves were changing color and starting to fall, the temperature outside was 88 degrees. What better … Continue reading →
A record number of people visited the park this summer, which, depending on the time of day, made it difficult to find a decent parking spot along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. This was the case on the afternoon we decided to hike to Piegan Pass. Unable … Continue reading →
After a restless night at the Sandman Motel, thanks to the 2nd story turquoise-neon-light that kept our room aglow, we arrived at the parking lot to Kootenai Falls. It was fairly early in the morning and we were the first … Continue reading →
No sooner had Mallory come inside from cleaning up the garage when she spotted a large dark animal on the lawn. Processing that it was not a deer, she announced that there was a bear in our yard. I glanced … Continue reading →
Life stinks. It’s smelly. It’s filled with odoriferous scents that make us gag, hold our nose, and turn our heads! Open your olfactory senses and inhale. What do you smell? Animal poop, human poop, vomit, rotten eggs, sour milk, decaying corpses, … Continue reading →
I’ve been busy working as a model for a company that makes cat-walking harnesses. I am on call to do remote shoots and videos at various outdoor locations. When I am not working, I like to sleep or prowl around … Continue reading →
Movies, Blockbuster, and The Shining
by Marlene I love movies and I remember when cable networks like HBO and Spotlight aired movies 24 hours a day completely commercial free. Not only did I enjoy hours of watching new releases, but lots of other little gems … Continue reading →
Upon hearing the story of Erin Bolster and her spirited horse Tonk charging a grizzly to save an 8 year old boy from imminent danger while on a trail ride in the Flathead National Forest near Glacier National Park, I … Continue reading →
Splash Pass (Wow! Free waterpark passes from the library) The next day after having picked up the free passes we had earned from summer reading, we went to Woodland Waterpark. After getting wet in the shower, we headed … Continue reading →
Jake was shot to death on Mother’s Day. It came as a surprise even though I had been mentally prepared for it for some time. I didn’t know when or where it would happen, but I did know “how”. It … Continue reading →
Lost Beneath the Flakes
E and I were snowshoeing through the deep snow near the Flathead River as the sun glistened brightly through the trees. Sparkling white snow set against the clear blue sky made for a beautiful day. We reached a clearing … Continue reading →
The Baby is Turning 12!
Saturday will be E’s 12th birthday and because I intend to be enjoying an afternoon of ice skating with her on Woodland Pond, I’m posting these birthday greetings today. E is the baby of our family of 5 kids. She … Continue reading →