More on Montana

I thought I would share a few more pictures from our trip to Montana.  I had never been to Montana before, so this was all new to me.

We saw some wildlife:

 

Old Faithful and some other unique geysers and hot springs:

Some Beautiful scenery: 

The Grand Tetons:

We also ventured onto the Beartooth highway.  It started out looking pretty harmless, but finished up as an experience I will never forget.  The road took us way up onto the top of the mountains -  on roads barely clinging to the side of the mountain (sometimes with, sometimes without a guardrail).

Once we got near the top, the view was beautiful.  We were literally driving around on the tops of the mountains.  The clouds here just a Phelps grip away . . . and then we heard this load hissing noise.  Luckily, we were driving through a meadow where the road was wider.  We pulled over and this is what we saw -

A flat tire.  At 10,500 feet above sea level!  Eventually we got the tire changed and then had to head back down the mountain.  Do you see the road in this picture?

 It’s there.  We had to travel down this steep, narrow road on a spare tire.  Needless to say, we were quite glad to reach the bottom.  The views were breathtaking, but we were so grateful that we didn’t blow the tire going around one of those hair-pin turns.  That enough adventure for us! 

PS – I will get to  posting my bias cut binding technique.  Does anyone have any advice of how to post a link to a PDF document?  Otherwise I will just have to show you step-by-step with photos, but I really would like to be able to have something you all can print off and refer back to whenever you are cutting bias binding.  Any help or suggestions would be great!!!!!

 

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7 Responses to More on Montana

  1. Colleen says:

    BEAUTIFUL pictures! Wow! And how scary about the tire. I would have been scared to death on the drive back down. (Who am I kidding? The drive up would have terrified me too!)

  2. diane says:

    Great pix! I love love love Montana. I was raised 1 hour from Yellowstone. I really like the Bozeman area. I wish I’d known about the quilt shop in Belgrade when we were in Mt. in June. The Beartooth pass is pretty amazing, I’ve been over it 2 maybe 3 times. I’m sorry you had a flat right then! Where do you live?
    Thanks!

  3. A Betty says:

    Great pictures. I haven’t been to that area since I was a little girl. Do you use binding that is all cut in one piece so you don’t have to sew it together? I’ve heard of that recently but don’t know the pros and cons of the technique.

  4. cindratee says:

    don’t you love those roads?

    In WordPress you can upload the pdf file just as you would an image file. You will see that one of the files it allows you to choose is the pdf. I would make it a small image and then when the viewer clicks on it, it will take them to the larger view. If you have any questions, you may e-mail me. Good luck!

  5. maria says:

    Hi, what fabulous scenery. I am from the UK and after seeing your pictures I would love to visit Montana it looks wonderful.

  6. polly says:

    great pictures:)

  7. Nicole says:

    Yikes! What an adventure! Breathtaking is for sure. I went through Montana with my father on a road trip a few years back and we agree the scenery is incredible.

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