I can’t remember a time when I didn’t dream of visiting (and moving to)the great state of Montana. I can’t recall when I fell in love with photographs of breathtaking mountain ranges capped in powdery snow. I don’t remember a definitive moment when I my heart first began to race at the sight of the unstoppable rush of crystal, blue rivers. Photographs of open valleys, green in the summer, bursts of yellow, orange and brown in the autumn have always brought me joy. I can’t explain the feeling easily, but surely I’m not alone. Montana – wild, harsh, winding, open, extreme. I am certain my human mind can’t begin to imagine the glories of heaven, but when I try, Montana is what I see. I’ve never seen a place in photograph or person that compares.

My husband and I travelled to Montana in October 2015 for our wedding anniversary. I visited my favorite place on earth in my favorite month. What a dream come true!


Montana -Glacier National Park

We flew into Spokane and spent our first day driving through Eastern Washington (gorgeous!), Northern Idaho (stunning!) and eventually to Libby, Montana. My husband lived in Libby for 6 months many years ago with a previous job (completely jealous), so he was familiar with the area. Driving towards Montana I was like a child on Christmas Eve. I waited 30 long years to see my heaven on earth. My husband chuckled frequently at my constant photo taking. I’ve seen my share of “mountains” back east, in California as well as Nevada, but nothing and I mean NOTHING compares to the Montana mountain ranges. Nothing. I found myself thinking, ‘is this even real’ often.

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Montana – FINALLY!

As you can see above, this photograph was taken just 14 miles from Troy. Troy is roughly 60 miles southeast by way of car from the Canadian border. Libby is a small, logging town located 12 miles east of Kootenai Falls, MT.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am hopeless coffee addict. Seriously, I love it. I need it. Coffee owns me. I tend to drink it at inappropriate times such as late at night, which leads to insomnia, which leads to crankiness – not good. To substitute and distract myself from coffee in the evenings, I’ve recently taken to drinking to caffeine-free tea. I particularly fond of Bengal Spice tea in the Celestial Seasonings brand. It’s a perfect blend of cinnamon and clover-ish goodness. I take it wit a spot oh milk – yes, I said that in my best British accent. I just love British accents. HAHA Any who, so yea tea rocks. End of story. I mean it’s not coffee or anything, but it gets me through the evenings. 😉

Is anyone on GoodReads.com? I am obsessed. For those of you that have yet to discover it, Good Reads is a website where you can rate and review books you’re reading or have read. You can also add books to a virtual “want to read” list. I love being able to read other book enthusiast’s reviews and on books I’m considering to read. I like being able to save books I want to read in the future. Another great feature of Good Reads is being able to “follow” your favorite authors. I love following my favorite author’s blog posts and see what they’re reading and reviewing. Best part about GoodReads? It’s completely free. Seriously, GoodReads is great, you should check it out. If you’re a member or you decide to check it out, find me HERE.

Well, I guess that’s it for now. Have a lovely rest of the week. Go drink some tea! Join GoodReads.com!

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