Sunday, 30 June 2013

A last look at Montana, Washington and the road home.

My father used to grow sweet peas and this is a lovely vintage feel poster in the hotel we stayed at in Bozeman.

Main Street Deer Lodge, the business was closing as the owner was retiring.

Lovely banners.

Corner Quilts Etc. from the exterior.

Interesting architecture.

Old worn sign.

Wallace Idaho, lots of antique shops but almost everything was close as we got there late in the day.

Interesting grill work on the windows.

Next day we stopped at Buggy Barn Quilt Shop, this is what it looked like the last time I was there. The addition is now painted, it was raining and I didn't take another picture.

Inside the new addition looking towards the old portion. They have almost doubled their square footage.

Looking at the new.

New patriotic quilts from the upcoming book.

Lady Liberty from the new book, wonderful blocks.

Great quilting, love all the colours they used.

A favourite of mine and my mom's.

What the world needs now is....

Hole in the barn door with stars.

Wool and piecing along with wool pennies.

Not the usual Buggy Barn palette, an Australian magazine BOM.

Stormy skies.

I love old windmills, this one is a beauty.

On the way home it rained, the stopped, then sunshine. Sunshine at home and temperatures expected in the 30'sC or mid 90'sF.

Glad to be back home again. Wait for the next adventure and local stuff until then.
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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Old Faithful, some animals and a quilt shop

We left off yesterday because I couldn't load any more pictures.

We arrived about ten minutes before the next event and found seats to wait.

Oh, is it happening? No...

Here it goes.

Yes it is definitely starting.


Building higher.


Even higher.

Can you see the face profile looking left?

Starting to wane.

Still trying.

A little more.

One last gasp?

All finished for another 90 minutes give or take ten.

Less than a third of the gathered crowd.

A walk to the Inn.

Check out that foundation corner.


National Historic Landmark designation 1987.

Very high vaulted ceilings.

Huge fireplace open on four sides.

Check out the pendulum on that clock.

Visitor centre.

Love the graphics and all the languages.

Out for an afternoon stroll in the sun, still loosing his winter coat.

Hey, you looking at me? [reintroduced wolf!]

But I'm interested in something else.

Go away please!

Afternoon snooze in the sun.

We left via the north entrance. Disable pointed not to see any deer, moose or elk.

Dedication of the park by an act of congress.

Drove by the Gardiner school and caught sign of this gal munching on the infield.

Don't come any closer....

Maybe if I start eating they'll go away.

Back up 89 to I-90 and found a quilt shop in Livingstone that we missed 12 days ago.

Lots of fabrics and samples.

She also carries yarn.

She has a lovely collection of old sewing machines.

Lovely bench to wait outside if you didn't want to go in.

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