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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Surprise

Thursday morning we left home headed for Kalispell, Montana, about a six hour drive. It was a beautiful day for a drive, sunny and the snow made the mountains look so spectacular. We drove and drove--Emmi was a great traveler finding that she liked the center console of the truck for her naps.

In northwestern Montana the larch trees are shedding their needles. Larch are a type of evergreen but every two years the tree needles turn gold and fall. This photo doesn't really do the real picture justice.
Last evening after accomplishing our goal, we drove back to Seeley Lake where Mike's parents once lived and spent the night. Can you say YUK!!! That was the worst motel we have frequented in a long, long time. I told Michael, no more motels for me, I want my motorhome, my own sheets, my own pillows, you get the picture.
OK, enough--our purpose in going to Kalispell, we are having a mid-life crisis--but wait, we are too told for a mid-life crisis so maybe we will just call it enjoying life. Michael and I have been looking for a convertible for about 2 years, we almost bought a Miata last summer and have looked and called about many others. Well, we found one!!

It is a 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder with only 60,000 miles on it. We hauled it home in the horse trailer; almost had to grease the sides to get the car in the horse trailer. The kid who sold us the car was about as skinny as a toothpick and crawled out the window after driving the car up into the horse trailer. I was kind of worried about how Michael or I were going to crawl back in that window but we did it, the car is sitting in the garage. We would love to go take it for a spin but it is muddy, raining/sleeting/snowing--just yucky. Maybe tomorrow.
So, life is good.


  1. I love the car, you need to bring it to AR so I go for a ride. Better than the motorcycle.

  2. Congratulations! Will you tow it? We are thinking of the same - just got our motorhome so anxious to hear what your thoughts are on it. Have fun!

  3. Congratulations! What a great looking little car - I know you both will enjoy that!

  4. Emmi is learning to pose. That is a good thing. She still looks like "Animal" from the muppets to me. You two look like the Montana hotties in a way cool sports car. Have some fun on the road!!!
    Drive home safe.
    Nancy and Geoff

  5. Nice car for sure. I've always been a sports car guy. Years ago had a 56 Austin-Healy, 64 MGB, & a 59 Triumph TR3. Great pic of little Emmi. She's got that mischievious sparkle in her eyes:))


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