Monday, July 3, 2017

Having Fun in Helena

Helena, MT   High 77 to 101 – take your pick

I want to thank all of you for the special words on my Scooter blog post. I know most of you understand how we feel.

When we arrived at our spot in Helena, it was 98 degrees. Getting set up just about did me in and I was sure glad to get the air turned on. We are staying on my brother-in-law’s lot where we always stay. This lot has been a wonderful option for us and we sure do appreciate it.

My sister, Judy, and her hubby, Don, fixed dinner for us – burgers on the grill and they were sooo good. Especially since I didn’t have to do anything except show up. The next night I made spaghetti and I think everybody enjoyed it.

Wednesday we had lunch with one of my classmates and her hubby. The last time we saw them was in Quartzsite in October of 2016. I didn’t get a picture today but this is from Q.

Wanda and Dale


Seems like we have lots of errands to get done – nail trims for the fur kids. They also need baths. Do some grocery shopping, go to a few garage sales, let Jim play with his boat. You know – just life.

Our good friend, Paul, is in town for a few days so we’ve had a chance to get together with him. He and Jim went to a car show and drooled over all the old cars. However, they didn’t bring me a single picture for the blog.

Dianna (who refuses to have her picture taken) sold her house in Phoenix and moved to Missoula, MT where her daughter lives. She was in Helena so we met up for breakfast. She’s really happy with her decision to move back to Montana.

Tomorrow is the 4th of July. I really want to like this holiday but I just can’t. I can celebrate the birth of our great country but I sure wish it wasn’t celebrated with fireworks. We have had loud booming fireworks going off every night since last Friday and our poor dogs are really suffering. I can’t even begin to imagine how bad it must be for soldiers with PTSD.

However, I hope everyone is able to enjoy the day with family and friends and good food.

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  1. At least fireworks can't be fired off where we're at. That's a good thing. However, we'll probably be running into town to watch the display.

    Sounds like you're busy. Summers are always busy for us too.

  2. Happy 4th of July. Enjoy yourselves in the cool air.

  3. Nice to settle in for a bit and Jim can play with his best again.
    Enjoy your time there.

  4. We were in Helena a few weeks ago on our way west..enjoy:)

  5. Our daughter ives in Montana, too. When she's not out in her truck. But she bought her place after we stopped RVing so we haven't seen it yet. She's somewhere in the Butte/Anaconda area so if we go out by train we'd have to get off in Helena. Wish I was healthy enough to do that right now so we could come see you, too.

  6. Good thing you're not in NYC on the 4th. Their fireworks displays are world famous. I've seen a bunch of them and fireworks displays at other places never seem to come close. Except for Disney World! ;c)

  7. Sounds like it is good to be "home."
    I love the 4th animation. Happy 4th...poor kids.

  8. The last time I enjoyed fireworks was when I lived in Cincinnati. We would go to a park on top of one of the city's hills and watch the display, which were set off from a barge on the Ohio River. The noise wasn't too bad, and eventually one of the radio stations started choreographing music to go with the fireworks, and everyone carried portable radios with them to listen. It was magical!

  9. I get the fireworks part.

    Happy 4th anyway.

  10. Oh those poor pups, I'm so surprised I have't heard a single one yet. I was hoping they would be outlawed this year because of all the fires and it sure is dry.

    But yes Happy 4th. I'm staying home in my nice A/C

  11. Wow 98* - now I know why you were in no hurry to get to MT to beat the heat. I always thought you had cooler summers there.

  12. Good thing you're not in NYC on the 4th. Their fireworks displays are world famous.



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