Bliss bits 7/11.

It’s BLISS BITS Wednesday Thursday!

I apologize for the radio silence this week. We were gallivanting around Montana for most of it! A couple of sunburns and some mosquito bites later, we’re home- and I have a chance to reflect on all of the little happy things from the last seven days. Look!

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Cholula helped me pack for the trip.

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The yard and garden are going off! Update tomorrow. 

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Typical road trip. 

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Love this old truck from the Fishmore Lodge!

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The Mountain Market and Deli in Island Park makes THE best sandwiches.

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We arrived at our hosts’ home in Bozeman in time for sunset.

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Their fabulous chicken coop made me want a flock of our own even more!

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The walls of wine at Plonk. 

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Happy birthday, Spencer!

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John had a fantastic day of fishing on the Madison River. Happy hubby.

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A sunny spot for morning coffee.

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The breakfast at Cat Eye Cafe always rocks!

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Strolling Main with Hot Hubby.

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Happy hour porch time.

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I enjoyed the massive afternoon storms that rolled in.

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I adore this woodpile-slash-porch!

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Flower decorations on the ceiling at Blackbird. Charming!

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Every time I looked at the sky in Montana, it was doing something amazing.

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Lovely art by Judith and Lucy.

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Headed for cabins at Cliff Lake- and a massive hailstorm.

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Home for the last two nights of our Montana adventure!

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Nancy and I stayed busy.

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Old barns are fascinating.

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An early evening stroll.

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This really happened.

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A doggie smile. 

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Sydney, by lantern light.

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The cabins had adorable antique-y touches.

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A day on the lake, guided by Captain Syd.

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Perfection!

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Paddle-boarding on an aqua mountain lake.

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Fuel for lawn games.

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Horseshoe ‘stache.

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Again with the sky!

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Everything about this moment screams, SUMMER!

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Breakfast on the road, courtesy of Mountain Market and Deli.

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A patch of columbines.

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I read this quote on the way home from 5 days in Montana.

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A big, beautiful thistle near home.

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No cooking after a road trip! We tried the new restaurant in the ‘hood instead. Yum!

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Cholula is happy to be back in our own bed. Sorry, HER bed.

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Today is the happiest day. 

You know. Just the usual bliss.

(Stay tuned for a proper Montana trip recap later in the week!) 

9 replies »

  1. This looks like a most amazing trip. I want to dive into the gorgeous turquoise waters of that lake, like right now! You know, it’s funny, because we just returned from a big international trip, and while we were there (and before) we got hooked on watching the Discovery Channel’s “America” series. (If you haven’t watched it, you must!) Remembering that there are so many amazing sights to see within the U.S. and how tiring traveling internationally can be, I’m hoping to prioritize trips within the country for the next few years. It’s just more relaxing when you don’t have to deal with time zones and passports! And, there is so much to see and do here, and it’s all within a few days’ drive! I’m adding Montana to my must-see list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Oh man, there’s a reason it’s called Big Sky Country, eh?! So gorgeous! Love the old barns with the wood piles. You have the coolest adventures, Amber!

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