Brooklyn's visit...

August 15, 2019

What a fun and busy summer!! Two days after we got home from Glacier, Brooklyn came to visit for 4 days. As promised, we spent some time at the sewing machine. Her favorite football team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and I just so happened to have some Buccaneer fabric in my stash. *wink* She decided to make a pillowcase. 

One thing I did not anticipate and was a challenge for me is Brooklyn is a lefty like her birth father! I had a terrible time helping her use the rotary cutter.

The finished product!! She did a fantastic job!

Holden came over every day to spend time with her, too. He was juggling while giving her tips on how to get up on the slackline. He makes me laugh! 

By the time her stay with us was over she was doing a great job getting up on the slackline and was beginning to take a step before she fell.  

Here is Holden showing all the grandgirls how it's done. He can walk all the way across. 

I need to get back in my sewing room and finish up the projects I started way too long ago. One of these days! 

Glacier National Park

August 6, 2019

The highlight edition.

The animals...

Mama Grizzly Bear and her 3 cubs taking a stroll outside our motel room window. She walked right under our window. So close I could have touched her! The cubs took a tour of a crawl space under the building for a while. The rangers had it all under control and made sure people were in their rooms or getting to a building until she moved on her way. After they left, the crawl space openings were covered up with boards. 

A bull moose eating at Fishcap Lake. Two female cows were there, too. 

A mountain goat at Hidden lake. 

Going abroad...

I have never left the country before, so it was a thrill to visit Canada. We spent the day at Waterton. 

The beauty...

Hidden lake

Mountain meadow in full bloom near Iceberg Lake. 

Iceberg Lake. My favorite hike! When we came over the rise and saw the beautiful blue lake with the ice floating in it, the beauty took my breath away and I cried...

We attempted to hike up (and I mean up! 1800 foot elevation gain) to Grinnell Glacier. We were so close! We estimate about a mile or mile and a half away, but the trail changed into a cliff edge walk. I made the mistake of looking down and that was it for me. I have no regrets. I know if I had gone on I would have been in terror the whole time. Mistakes happen in that state of mind. 

Grinnell Lake

 Beautiful trails...

 And lots of waterfalls! This one is Running Eagle Falls in Two Medicines. In the spring it falls over the rocks. In the summer, it runs under the shelf and looks like it is coming out a hole, as it is now. 

We laughed when we realized my purple shoes matched the purple rocks in the mountains...

Tomorrow, my granddaughter Brooklyn arrives to spend a few days with us! Sewing is on the itinerary! 😁

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