Wednesday morning we stopped for a short visit at the Brubaker residences in Laurel, Montana. Anthony gave us a tour of their herb greenhouses and his own cute house on skids. We were sorry to miss his parents who were traveling on business, but it was nice to meet his wife, Miranda, & sweet baby Ally, and see Kimra again.
The rest of the day was a long drive across Montana. The fields changed into mountains as we neared Missoula and turned north toward our overnight destination in St. Ignatius.
We were blessed with a short visit at Johnny and Heidi's Thursday morning. Riley spent the rest of the day there with their teenage boys, working a little, then swimming at the dam.
My girls also swam, in cousin Joanna's backyard pool, after they picked a bucket of apricots from Aunt Shirley's loaded fruit tree. It was a sunny, hot, dry 95 degree day. We washed several loads of laundry and stashed a sack of apricots in our rig for munching on down the road.
We had sweet fellowship with our western family, around the table, under the backyard shade tree, and on the front porch after sunset.