So pretty for about half the day, then clouds and cool mostly. So we set up to paint inside. Ashley, our instructor and guide has painted a couple of choices, and we go with lovely Montana landscape.
Let the fun begin.
Canvases, paints, brushes. Jason takes Griffin duty first—early nap so the boy’s up—and gets a late start, but he gets to join in.
I avoid looking at Kat’s because . . . Kat.
Lots of color to play with as we start—as instructed—with the sky and work our way down. I love that everyone’s interpretation’s different.
Ashley goes around the table, complementing and/or answering questions, then I hear her Oh Wow! She’s steps behind Kat.
I decide, what the hell, and round the table, too. It’s such fun to see what everyone does with the same scene. And yes, Kat’s an Oh Wow.
She’s added Buffalo (still to be detailed when Griffin is napping) and made it a winter scene.
Then Ashley brings out another canvas and gives Griffin paints and brushes.
He goes for it!
A fun, artistic afternoon on a breezy day. And we all have our personal souvenirs of Montana.
It gets cloudier, and rain’s off and on. Still good enough for some playtime in the tent.
All but BW decide to stay in, order room service and forgo tonight’s barbecue. We also have frozen pizza, and the toaster oven’s just big enough.
Sadly, we discover one of the baby birds—didn’t know they’d hatched—has been kicked out of or fallen out of the nest. And we discover it far too late to attempt a return. I hope the rest fare better.
We eat happily at home in our Montana ranch.
After dinner I play a little gin rummy with Kayla while Griffin begins his night time/bedtime ritual. Jason finally comes down with the baby monitor as Kat tries to convince the boy to sleep.
Now we have four, and play Hearts.
This turns into a marathon, roller coaster of a game. Kayla way in the lead, BW losing steadily, Jason and I neck-in-neck between. Kayla slips, Jason sneaks by her, I sneak by Jason, back and forth.
Kayla runs them! Back in the lead.
Then BW cagily does math, plays it right and hits 100 on the nose. Hit 100 by our house rules, go back to zero.
The game turns around! BW way in the lead the other’s battling for second. Up, down. I should add Kat comes down during all this battling, and that besides card sharking we have a ridiculous amount of laughs.
We’re hitting BW hard, though he still holds a commanding lead.
And then, out of the dark, Jason—apparently inadvertently—hits 100.
Back to zero, and I fall over the edge.
Game over. Jason is The King Of Hearts for the evening.
Then we all fall into bed.
Workout done on this cold, cloudy day. This is forecast to be the coolest, wettest day of our stay, so we plan to cook a big vegetarian meal for dinner. (And there’s frozen pizza!)
We’ll start on that after Kat, Kayla and I have our massages at Spa Town.
Sounds like a very fine way to spend a day where they’re calling for a high of around 48.
That ain’t June to this East Coast Girl!
Update from The Travelogue Editorial Desk: Today’s #randomkatness is a puzzle. A five leaf clover? Did Kat get a maniture? Do the palettes match the greens? There’s no explanation so I leave it up to you.
And just between us – since we’re friends and all? I’m working at the beach office and the weather is just fine.