I have been on holidays and away from wifi for the past couple of weeks, thank goodness for Danielle and her lovely posts.
I’ve been on a road trip to Montana, a place of stunning beauty. Long meandering rivers, rolling hills and ponderosa pines, ranches, and cool towns with vibrant cafe’s, farmers markets and brew pubs. Within this mix of cowboy and cool is where I saw a fashion combo new to my west coast eyes: yoga pants and cowboy boots. A trend worth copying.
Early September is a wonderful time to travel, fewer crowds, great weather, but ….no kids. The campsites are filled with middle aged couples with small dogs. So without kids to watch, I had to resort to looking for traces of kids, what they left behind, as well as what communities have for kids.
Here’s what I saw….
I haven’t seen a slide like this since I was a kid! Tall and steep and narrow, I remember the trepidation of the climb up and the thrill of making down in one piece.
A lovely pile of rocks left behind on a river bank
Some string, a rock and a branch: a trap? a pendulum? a weapon to knock over squirrels?
Community life jackets for kids, take one, use it, leave it behind.
The beginnings of a dam in the river, the quest to redirect the flow of water seems universal.
So now I’m back to real life, with real live kids. Can’t wait.