Montana Roadtrip

February 24, 2010

Since I am unemployed and have the time, I decided to take a road trip and headed to Montana. Montana holds a special place in my heart since I went to school in Missoula. I love it there. Sean decided to come along so we could go visit his college friend in Whitefish too. We stayed with my best friend from college and her husband for a few days in Seeley Lake and then headed up to Whitefish where I was able to ski Big Mountain! It was so nice to spend time with friends.

I love being in the mountains. I grew up in a small town of about 11k people, and when I moved to Missoula for school they had a population of about 100k. Seattle metro has a population in the neighborhood of 600k. Sometimes I find it overwhelming and I just want some quiet space. In Seattle we have views of both the Olympic and the Cascade mountain ranges. It is beautiful, but I don’t get out to enjoy them enough. Thank goodness bike season is starting. I’ll get my fix on my rides in the country.

Here are some photos from the Montana trip.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there were steaks in the shape of a heart. Sweet.

Noel made us chocolate lava cakes after a fabulous dinner. Of course we had a bit of wine too. Thanks guys!

Big Mountain from downtown Whitefish.

The backside.

Sean’s friend is chef at the Lodge on Whitefish Lake. We had an amazing chef’s whim dinner on Valentine’s Day and then sat by the fire watching the Olympics. Perfect.

Back to Seattle, the job search and Chilly Hilly, the kick off ride of the bike season.

hori hori dig dig!