Seeing family – Dave and Phyl – really stirred up my homesickness. It’s so beautiful here. The view from my upstairs bedroom window:
The pond on another side of the house:
The rare Deer Lodge Horned Toad:
Great picture of Dave:
In addition to getting the mail at the post office, Phyl and I took a little tour of Deer Lodge: the quilt store, New to You where Phyl volunteers once/week, a new bike trail – the sign is there, but the riding surface looks quite rough.
Phyl made a couple of my favorite recipes like this ham/chicken tetrazzini:
She also made Bailey’s Irish Creme parfaits:
When Phyl gave me the beater to lick, I remembered how my mom used to do the same thing when I was growing up.
By the time the departure date arrived, I realized I really needed to go home. Billie left on Wednesday:
Dave, Phyl and I drove to Butte to Derailed Bike Shop to have my bike boxed and shipped:
Today, I flew home – I could hardly contain my joy.