We have loved our time here… I’ll continue from where I left off…
We had decided to check out our roof to see if we could find the leak… but to no avail. Just could not see what was wrong up there… We’ll just have to hope and pray that we just don’t have many issues until we can get things looked at in California when we arrive.
We were able to get back out on the Canyon Ferry Lake, but we weren’t sure how long for… because the rain clouds were all around us. But, we headed out and it was great… able to catch a bit of sun, eat a bit of lunch and even Christopher and my cousins jumped in the lake for a bit until the water started to quickly turn choppy and then it was a rush to the dock. That quick ride back was exhilarating!
Cousins Anne Marie and Steve had us all over for a lovely dinner at their home and it was a great night spent talking and just enjoying family time… After dinner the “men folk” retired to the front porch for lovely views of the fields and mountains, while the women cleaned up and then talked in the living room… a lovely walk back to Kelly and Jeff’s and then it was game night til the wee hours. Great fun!
while, Deedee, Kelly and I went to Kelsey’s baby shower in Helena. Kelsey is Tommy’s wife (Tommy is Kelly and Jeff’s son). I have been on facebook with her, but it as my first time meeting her and I also got to meet Jordyn (Trey’s wife)… another son of Kelly and Jeff’s. I had the time of my life being with family that I haven’t met in person, but now that I’m moving to the West Coast, I hope to know more of. 🙂
The evening was spent going to a real hoedown, Montana style! There is a local family who runs Watson Irrigation in Townsend. Every summer for the Fourth, they throw a big party and it’s sort of a thank you to the community for their friendship and business… how awesome and just good ol’ American is that? This shindig invited everyone… come one, come all! Big country band playing live music… a bronco bull for the kids to ride… fire pit, free bar, huge buffet line of some real awesome food and even sundaes for desert! The huge topper of the evening was a fireworks display unlike any I’ve seen… for a private display, it outshone many a public display! It was fantastic! More hanging out at the house afterwards… Ivan was showing Jeff his roman coins that he likes to tinker with…
I made a promise to Kelly last night that I’d bring Ivan back for Jeff to play with… I’ll have to bring Christopher back for Nathan to play with and I’ll have to come back for Kelly to play with… all in all, our time here was fantastic and we can’t wait to return! We’ll miss Townsend and our family time here. It’s now goodbye time and off to Yellowstone! Not sure of our wi-fi there, but I’ll post when we can!