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Saturday, October 8, 2011

October 7, 2011; Friday - To Wisconsin, Minnesota, and home to Montana

Wisconsin, to Minnesota, to home in Montana:  We had a wonderful time getting re-acquainted with our grandchildren in Wisconsin.  We could not believe how much they have grown since we were gone.  On our way back home, we stopped in Minneapolis to attend a Wedding of our friends from our old marina.  We are very happy for Andy and Nora; it was good to see them and also all our friends from Bill's Bay Marina.

I've been going to update our blog since we have been home but we have been very busy.  We just got our Internet hooked up and this morning is the first time I could use it.  It was hooded up yesterday but "Wild Blue's" satellite was down all day.  I am so glad it is up and running.  The first week and a half I spent washing walls, floors, bedding, towels, and clothes that we left here while we were gone.  The worst were the cobwebs and dead bugs all over the house.  Thanks to our neighbor, Roxy, the worst was vacuumed and cleaned up before we got here.  We had a few mouse droppings; but all in all it wasn't bad.  I still washed every thing just to be safe.  We had put bar bate out all over the house, in the cabin, outside, in our vehicles, and in the hunting trailer and that is what saved us from being invaded by mice.  I pretty much have things in order now.  My next project is getting ready for Montana hunting season which starts October 23rd.  We will be going to Keith's sisters and hunt with them.  They are located just out side of Yellowstone National Park and we are looking forward to the hunt.  We will keep you posted as to how the hunt went.

Our road into our place was pretty bad before we left but now it is even worse because of the flooding last spring and summer.  Our neighbors are working diligently trying to get it drivable and we appreciated all the work they have done.  But, you definitely need 4-Wheel drive to get out to the highway.  We were supposed to go into Billings today but because of all the rain yesterday, last night, and this morning, we decided to put it off for a while.

My camera didn't work at the wedding but at the reception I was able to get a few candid shots with my telephone.

CO's comments:  I had 2 trees die while we were gone and they were falling over my range so I cut them up for fire wood.  I have my range back in order and now we can sight our rifles in for hunting season.  It's good to be home but I am missing the boat already.

N46 17.8618
W108 32.3957

Craig, Keith, and Troy
Nancy, Jen, and Kim
Dave and Len