Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Well, I Went to Bed in Memphis I Woke Up In...


I love Sheryl Crow! Her songs run through my mind most everyday, with today being no exception. In her "Like Steve McQueen", she has a quarter in her pocket and she'd call you if she could... I have felt that over and over through this last week. I wanted to tell everyone about the beauty of Montana!

I am leaving Bozeman Montana in about 45 minutes headed for Minneapolis/St. Paul, then on to Memphis. From Memphis I will be driving back to the great state of Kentucky. It kinda feels like I'm heading to Green Acres. Can't you hear the theme song?! I am heading from places with electricity and running water back to the great unknown. Very few in our small town have regained power. It is my understanding from news broadcasts that still over 300,000 are without power and over 200,000 without running water. No big deal because I am ready for whatever is awaiting.

While in Montana, I saw so many beautiful God made scenes. Lone Mountain, located in Big Sky, is one of the most spectacular visions known to man. Situated beneath the peak are ski villages galore. The snow was piled soooo high that it covered mail boxes and cars. All the people I encountered there were bent on one thing, skiing. No one had any time for anything else and with good reason. To see the snowboarders sache down the mountainside made my heart race with excitement. I wanted to do that, too!

Driving 40 or so miles past Big Sky, I visited West Yellowstone. The temperature dropped about 25 degrees in that short drive and the snow piles were endless. Snow drifts covered the branches of the many tall spruce trees and made the snow in Kentucky look like a joke. Along the drive in the road follows the many natural streams and rivers. Fellows were fishing for trout at many points along the way. Delightful little covered bridges, stone bridges, red bridges, and arch bridges adorned many a path allowing the residents of the area to cross over the streams to enter the highway. Beauty abounded in each and every glance around. Truly, Yellowstone is one of natures marvels. I so appreciated the scenery (and electricity and running water)!

11 comments:

Girl Rants said...

SAFE JOURNEY MY FRIEND.

you remain in my thoughts.

who better that to gaze about such amazing sites!



i heart sheryl crow, and over mountain dew one day, this spring ill tell you about the time i met her.

Boutique By Bonnie said...

Road trips are hours of boredom with moments of "thank you God for showing me this." Those moments make it all worthwhile.

Chef E said...

I have always wanted to go to Kentucky and Montana, along with the Dakotas...one day I will knock on your door and cook for you and the other magpies...

Just telling it like it is said...

I have to say I love the country...Used to live in Knoxville the people were amazing

Spoolofplenty said...

Wow that photo is beautiful! I know you had a good time!

Girl Rants said...

thank you for your patience with me. i do so worry worse than an old grandma!

STALK

3 Magpies said...

Back from Bozeman into the world of natural disaster. The trip was an awesome break from the abundant devastation enveloping this great state. Please continue to pray for those without... food, work, power, water, warmth...

Thanks for your kind words and prayerful thoughts.

and Chef E... Bring it! We'd love to have you cook for us while we entertain you with Magpie antics!

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Michael Manning said...

I remember when Robert Redford filmed "The Horse Whisperer" there and how he was extra careful not to atract tourists because he finds that land so sacred! Please travel Safely 3 Magpies!!!!lol!

Michael Manning said...

Here on Saturday to wish you a wonderful weekend! :)

Fallen Angel said...

Sounds heavenly. Hope you enjoyed your solitude.

3 Magpies said...

Michael: The scenery in Montana could have only been enhanced by the likes of Robert Redford. That. Is. It. No other way to make the snow covered paradise any more perfect!

And a great weekend to you and God Speed on your recovery.