Monday, June 22, 2015

Father's Day- hiking and fishing Montana style


Well we've been in Montana about two and a half weeks. The new carpet was finally finished being laid today, so I can now really unpack and get the house in order. My OCD self has been going crazy with the last two months or so of chaos. I am so glad to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Sunday was Father's Day and we were blessed to spend the day in our beautiful backyard of the Flathead Wilderness and Glacier National Park. Just a quick 45 minute drive from our house and we are in majestic splendor!

Dad and A wanted to fly fish so little W and I just tagged along for the fun. 

Before we even got started A made the discovery of wild camomile, just like we gathererd on our Alaskan island! Talk about excited! Add to that the fact that on the drive over she saw Pushki and Fireweed, both familiar to my Alaskan girl, and she was one happy camper. She said it feels like home! 

Later on our hike she came across another plant from the island that she loved. Yarrow! Used for scrapes and bruises and to stop bleeding, also great brewed as a tea for a bad cold, it is A's favorite medicinal plant.

We were blessed with beautiful weather to both hike and fish.





One of the new adventures in A's life us the art of fly fishing. Dad is teaching A to fly fish and she's been practicing her casting in the backyard!



 
She didn't catch any but dad did...his first Montana fish.



Little W and I sat on the rocks and watched and A entertained us by showing us all her flies and telling us what each kind is used for. This girl is super knowledgable!



On the way home we stopped at a little pull off and explored a beautiful waterfall right on the side of the road!




A perfect day spent with the ones I love. Now to get the house set up and find our rhythm again. A just told me tonight how much she misses our school time. I am looking forward to having the house together and letting ourselves settle in to a Montana life.


1 comment:

Tammy said...

You have a lovely family, and what an amazing place to live!

At least....in the summer, lol. Being from Alaska though, you prob won't have any problems with Montana. I certainly hope so....er not...er...you get the idea!