The final new start around here is that school starts back tomorrow for DH and me. Fall semester is generally tough starting out, but less emotionally stressful than spring semesters. The parking and traffic drive me CRAZY. There are so many people and they don’t really know where to park or go. I try to avoid the parking issue by riding my bike. However, since Bug is at a new school on the other side of town, I’m having to revise my usual trip.
1.25 pairs of fingerless gloves (both based on Merletto mitts in pink Stroll by Knit Picks, but one uses a lace pattern out of Victorian Lace Today). I’ve also gotten started on another Citron out of Jawoll Magic (autumn orange-browns) and another Annis out of Plymouth Alpaca Lace (steel). I’m going to do beads instead of the nupps.
We also visited friends… here at a games park – This game involved slinging water balloons…
The next day we went to Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana. We took the little train from Virginia City to Nevada City. Virginia City is more of a touristy town and Nevada City is more the whole-village museum. It had lots of things to see – some parts were a bit depressing, that is to see some of the old buildings in disrepair.
There were some amazing music-players… in well-kept building, thank goodness.
We got caught in a storm and had to wait a while to catch the train to return to our vehicle.
Then Bug, Dad, and Pappaw went panning for gold and rubies in a freakishly cold pouring rain. I stayed in the vehicle and knitted in peace, quiet, and warmth! Little Bug passed out on the way back.
The next day took us back to Bozeman, but not before spotting a moose and a baby moose near the side of the road. We got lunch at the Cat Eye Cafe (which is AWESOME!) and then dropped off the vehicle at the airport.
The bathroom sign near the top of this photo says “litter boxes”!
Of course, little Bug made a friend at the airport. This buddy who was traveling to live in Australia.
We arrived home about 4 hours late due to a delayed layover in Denver.
The summer has surely been flying by and we’ve been up to lots. So, let’s start with vacation – Museum of the Rockies and Yellowstone.
We flew out to Montana in early June. This was Bug’s first airplane ride that she will remember.
We arrived in Bozeman, MT and had lunch/breakfast at The Cat Eye Cafe – which is now in my top 10 of favorite restaurants ever! The food was different and great, the atmosphere was quirky and cute (lots of cats), and every table had a toy drawer!
We went to see ‘Big Al‘ from the Allosaurus film by the BBC, but also got to see ‘Big Mike’ who is a T. rex.
We also visited their ‘living museum’
We went back the next day and visited Big Al again and watched some of the films. I got to see the DaVinci “machines” exhibit while Dad and Pappaw took Bug to the film.
DaVinci was so creative and talented, it almost made me cry.
Then we headed to Wyoming to get ready for Yellowstone… this was our view along the way.
As for crafting on those days… it wasn’t much. I took my Dad’s socks, which are finished and received. I also tried to work on an Annis (rav), but ended up ripping it out. I had altitude sickness, which was constant nausea, so I didn’t knit much.