I needed a technology-free weekend, and I'll admit it wasn't easy. It meant staying away from my computer for two days, and for a writer that's a little insane. Otherwise, it wasn't too bad, since I don't use a phone to access the internet or email. For the record, when I say technology, I mean phones, computers, and television--I'm not willing to do without the other stuff.
The weekend began with a hike in Jewel Basin. Unfortunately there is still a lot of snow up on the mountain, so Nara and I ended up enjoying a long trek on the trails.
Nara got a little tired from all her running, but there was plenty of water for her to enjoy.
We decided to take a path less traveled--my favorite kind.
On the drive home, we met up with a few friends. I wanted to pet the bull, but I don't think he would have liked that. Unfortunately, no bears.
It was a beautiful day!
Wild lupine on the road home.
On Sunday, I skipped town for a long drive.
And enjoyed the lakes and mountains.
And found a new camping spot.
I've driven the road many times, and this was the first time I stopped to read this sign. Sad.
I'm thinking the Gallaghers would enjoy living right here.
And if I had been around in the 40's, I could have my very own piece of Montana for less than the cost of annual health insurance premiums--crazy! I knew I should have lived in the 19th century.
Because then I could have put my ranch right here.
But not here. This is a wildlife refuge. Can you guess how much wildlife I saw? None! I arrive and wild animals disappear. Perhaps it's a weird animal sense like the Beastmaster, only in my case, the big bad just leave me alone so I can wander freely through nature. Perhaps not.
But it's still pretty.
This young beauty was waiting for me when I returned home. That was nice of him.