After several days of rain and cloudy skies, the sun is out and the weather is beautiful! I love looking out the windows in their home here and seeing mountains so close!
Yesterday, we had a wonderful morning worship service at their church which I really liked! There was a small orchestra with two violins, a couple of guitars, drums (that were NOT too loud!) and a couple of instruments that I do not recall. We sang several different songs which I enjoyed. The songs included two of my favorites: The Lion of Judah by Robin Mark and the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy. Needless to say, after growing up in a Baptist church in the South, I knew every single word of the hymn – all verses. Hymns bring such joy and peace and I wish we would sing them in our church. One thing I also noticed was that the music was not too loud and I could hear myself sing and everyone around me singing I loved that.
After church, we headed to Livingston, Montana, and had lunch in a very “Western” restaurant. The food was delicious and the scenery perfect. I remarked to my son that it was the perfect setting for a movie and he responded that there have already been several set in this part of the country.
After lunch, we traveled up the mountain range climbing closer and closer to the snow peaked mountains tops. We parked at the trailhead and I have no doubt that they will be back to climb the trail!
Last night, we celebrated my firstborn’s birthday with homemade broccoli cheese soup and a delicious chocolate cake with mocha filling and chocolate frosting. All homemade, of course, and fabulous. He liked all of this presents – mostly mountain biking clothes and trout fishing gear.
Today, we headed to downtown Bozeman in the warm sunshine. Not too crowded at all which, apparently, is a bit of a change. First, we went shopping in several of the neat shops on Main Street. I found a Montana long-sleeved t-shirt, a Montana ball cap and a few other goodies. Also purchased some Huckleberry Chai Tea which we will enjoy this afternoon. Then we ate lunch at the Nova Cafe where the food was delicious. While we were walking down Main Street, there was a young couple with a nine-week-old French Bulldog on a leash. I fell in love! He was so adorable!
For supper tonight, Jeanine is making her wonderful homemade chili and I will make the cornbread! This trip has been so much fun and I can’t believe tomorrow will be my last full day here. Don’t worry, Yellowstone, I will be back to visit you!