Today I attended the first art class that I’ve taken since college! I have been zentangling for a few years now, but never in a classroom setting… It was fun to have human guidance and really putting names with the different patterns. Also, I had never tangled on brown paper with brown pens and white charcoal before so that was a definite learning experience.
We woke up super early on day two & headed to the legendary Boiling River Hot Springs! It was a gorgeous drive… We, of course, took a back road from just east of Bozeman all the way to Gardiner, MT, where the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park is.
Once we reached the parking area, we bundled up and battled freezing cold & windy (ok… not that freezing cold, but quite windy) conditions to reach the incredible Boiling River…. See journal entry below with the specifics:
The hike in….
Lots of pictures to show how beautiful it really is!
On the way back out, we were lucky enough to see elk! It was the first time I’ve ever seen them so close and in person!
Once home, we took a nap… Hot water really takes it out of you! That…
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The page above includes a picture of the Bozeman community gardens as well as a gelli print that we did using leaves we found in my sister’s backyard.
I started this page while we were on the road up to Bozeman. It had snowed crazy hard in Casper (our first snow of the year), but luckily we drove out of it before we hit Montana.
This page has all the fun pictures we took both the first day and also the second day, when we ventured out to the Boiling River Hot Springs. Which are absolutely incredible!
Here’s a detailed account of our afternoon and first night in Bozeman… What a nice, relaxing time! Stay tuned for more!
This last Friday morning, in the midst of Casper’s first serious snowfall of the year, my dad & I took to the road towards Montana. The roads were pretty horrific for awhile, but once we made it through the storm, we had an incredible trip! When we first arrived we decided to take a walk & we saw Bozeman’s gorgeous community garden…
There’s just something about gardens that I just love! From there, we walked through some of the old neighborhoods around campus… Such pretty homes & landscaping. This black house with white trim looked incredible awesome (pretty sure my picture does it no justice).
The campus is really pretty too! I especially liked the duck pond, the sculptures and the campus bookstore (such good deals on Micron pens – $15 for 8!).
Next stop was the International Coffee Traders. I loved their concrete table tops & my Matte Latte was absolutely incredible (as was all the lattes I had in Bozeman).
Next stop was Montana Ale Works for dinner…. Such good food & drinks! Their specials all sounded so yummy & the ribs were to die for…
Next up was one of my favorite hot springs of all time – The Norris Hot Springs are so incredible. They serve food, alcohol & have live music. Such a neat place to hang out. My only complaint is that they got pretty busy as it got later.
That was all in the first day… What an adventure! I love Montana! Stay tuned for the rest of trip….