Howdy from Montana!
I’ve been back in my lovely little town of Whitefish for about a month and it has
gone by almost as fast as all of last year, which incidentally was way too fast. I have been
working lots and lots and even more at a local restaurant in town and I’m loving every
minute of it. Unfortunately the sun has not exactly been out… so I’m getting a serious
dose of rainy weather. So much that I think I can do without rain next winter. Snow
would be a nice substitute instead.
Due the weather, I have found myself in a bit of slump with few
adventures to report. June in Whitefish is generally filled with anticipation. I spend all
month waiting for the rain to finally let up, waiting for Glacier Park (otherwise known as
my favorite summer playground) to open up, and anxiously waiting for the local “racing
season” to begin. From what I’ve heard, we may actually get a few sunny days here by
the end of the week, just in time for the park to open! Once the Going-To-The-Sun Road
does open, I will most certainly be spending at least one day a week up in the park
playing around on the peaks. The local “racing season” also kicks off this weekend with
an Early Bird mountain bike race. Big Mountain, the local alpine resort located just
outside of town, hosts a series of weekly mountain bike races starting next month that I
cannot wait to participate in. I am currently in the process of ordering a new bike that
should make ripping up and down the trails even more awesome than it already is. Also
on the agenda for next month is one of my favorite events of the year, The Glacier
Challenge. It is a fifty-mile race consisting of running, road biking, mountain biking,
kayaking, and canoeing. Last year was an absolute blast and I am hoping to make up
some time in the water this year by simply keeping my boat headed in a straight
trajectory rather than zig-zaging up and down the river.
So for now I am simply dreaming of and planning all the adventures that are soon
to come this summer. I’ve got a bunch of local running races on the calendar as well as
several rafting excursions, maybe a sledding day up on Logan Pass in the park, some sun
bathing down on the dock by the river just below my house, and probably a rollerski
session or two. A few items missing from the agenda include car crashes, illness,
breaking bones or any other injuries.
I miss my team like crazy! You guys really do make my world turn and I can’t
wait to reunite the whole crew come next fall. As Emily wrote earlier, she is coming to
visit at the end of July and I could not be more excited to have someone around to share
all the adventures with for a week. That being said, the invitation is always open! Please
come visit! It’s pretty nice up here….