Sunday, October 7, 2007

Horseback ride in Ovando, Montana - & - Homesick for Iceland

Today Jeff and I went on a trailride with two very special friends of ours - Bill and Kristin Lawson. We rode for a couple hours in the mtns near Ovando and close to Big Sky Lake. It was a beautiful overcast, cool, fall morning and I noticed that the western larch (tamaracks) are starting to change color...and the aspens were in full gold!

Upon further inspection on my computer...I realized that the last trail ride I was on was exactly 2 months ago in northern, Iceland (Akereyri).

It was purely coincidence that I get back from the lake with an email message from my new friend Anne Marie in my inbox. She sent me a couple pictures of Reykjavik (taken this evening in Reykjavik). And it was perfect timing since I have been homesick for Iceland lately...

Anne Marie also mentioned that she is listening to the Wailin' Jennys CD we sent her.

For those of you who have never heard them. Play this (this is the only one that I could find online. It happens to be my favorite one.):

Or Click for another acapella tune called "Bright Morning Stars"

Speaking of the Wailin' Jennys - Genevieve went to the Rockland concert by herself this past Saturday night since mom couldn't go afterall (since she had to work). I wish that somehow have flown into Bangor and surprised her. Anyway, coulda shoulda woulda - but Genevieve had a great time at the concert, and she loved everything they sang! I'm so glad she got the experience. It was her birthday gift from Mom.

Here are some other shots from the weekend! I hope you had a great weekend, too.

An early Saturday morning with Lisa and Ana up Blue Mtn
Our friend Kristin came out with me to let Skagit out of the car for a halftime stretch at the Griz Game.
Some Griz Fans you may recognize

The Big Sky Lake gate was a welcome sight on Saturday night
Skagit and I watched the sunrise on Sunday morning on the wharf.
Kristin and the girls (Skagit and Ellie)
Skagit's first ride in the motorboat with us.

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