|Highway 2 on the way to Malta, MT|
|A windmill farm near the highway. Brett counted 93 windmills.|
|Brett's Aunt Leona - still a classy lady.|
We arrived in Helena, MT, on Tuesday. This is home for Brett and we wanted to spend some time with his mother while there. She lives in a beautiful home that she and Brett's dad built in the Spokane Hills east of town. We worked on a couple of projects for her and spent some free time just kicking back. Saw some beautiful sights including Canyon Ferry Lake which is just up the road from his mom's place and Hauser Lake for a mini family get-together. Both lakes are on the Missouri River.
|Brett's mom, Joyce, and me - she always spoils us rotten !|
|Mom and Brett ( I took the picture and it was after a couple bottles of Moose Drool - a really good beer but a lopsided photo)|
|A view of Hauser Lake from our get-together|
|Canyon Ferry Lake|
|Having a good time at Hauser Lake with Aunt Virginia|
Each morning while there we walked the dogs to give them exercise. Most days we walked on the back roads around his mom's house. The pups enjoyed running loose and chasing occasional deer through the fields. On one day, however, we decided to hike up Mt Helena which is on the west side of the city. It is an arduous hike but can give you wonderful views of the city and surrounding burbs.
|Sunrise from Mt Helena the morning we walked.|
|In the car on the way to the vets.|
|At the vets right before sedation.|
|The Sleeping Giant guarding Helena, MT.|
How many quills does an average porcupine have?
30,000 (Luckily, Max didn't have that many).
On to Idaho and more memories. Peace to all !
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