Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer Vacation is Over

I will get back to the regularly scheduled quilting in my next post, but I thought I'd share a little more about our trip.  We drove approximately 4400 km in total over two weeks.    We made stops in Bismark, ND; Billings, MT;  Livingston, MT; Jackson, WY; West Yellowstone, MT; Great Falls, MT;  Moose Jaw & Regina, Saskatchewan.  This is our rig. On day two of the journey, be picked up a nail while pulling in to the Painted Canyon rest stop in North Dakota.  Luckily, Kyla heard the hissing noise, and Nolan and Kendra  put on the spare and we were able to get the tire fixed the next day.

Yellowstone National Park is really an interesting place to visit.  We really enjoyed the Boiling River, although I didn't get any pictures of that.   Got slowed down by a minor "Bison Jam".

If you go to see Old Faithful, be sure to take a few minutes to snoop around the Old Faithful Inn.  The craftsmanship is truly stunning!

We walked miles of boardwalk to see hot springs, mud volcanoes, and geyesers. The colors in these pool really caught my eye.  These pictures do not really do them justice.

On our way leaving Montana we saw a billboard along the highway for The Quilting Hen.  They were only a mile off the highway, and the sign said "RV accessible", so I was treated to a stop. It is a really lovely store, with a great selection of batiks.   I decided to buy some batiks in the same colors as the pools I loved so much.  I don't know what I will make yet, but they are fun to look at.

When we were in West Yellowstone, we went on a lovely trail ride into the Gallatin National Forest.  I would highly recommended the Diamond P Ranch if you are in the area.  The photographer caught some really nice shots of the girls on the trail.

 Here is my crew on the scenic part of our rafting trip - looking much drier and relaxed than we were here.

We took in "Shrek: The Musical" in Moose Jaw, and here is our last campfire at the RCMP campground in Regina.  I love the fire pit!

 It was a very memorable trip.  Now back to reality!


  1. It looks like you've had a great summer vacation. :D I'm hoping we'll have funds to be able to do some road tripping, ourselves, next summer. Got a kick out of your report of the quilt shop that advertised RV accessibility!

  2. Great pictures of your trip! Love the pictures from Yellowstone and the batik fabrics that match.

  3. Sounds like you had an awesome vacation/camping trip. Really like those RV accessible quilt shops. I have been most impressed with the ones that advertise that they have trails and picnic tables as well. Everyone is happy except the quilter in the family doesn't get much trail hiking in. Love your batiks.

  4. Looks like you had a great holiday Lori!