At Home

We’ve now been here for 3 weeks, and are fairly well settled–at least physically.  I think it takes a while to settle into a new place emotionally.  That’s not to say we don’t love it here–we absolutely do!  We’re simply still adjusting to a new town, a new state, and a new pace of life.  It has been good for me to be in a slightly uncomfortable space again because it is forcing me to re-evaluate my priorities and re-adjust my attitude about many things.

Here are a few highlights from the last few weeks:

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Martin and his dad got to drive this contraption 1,000 miles (in the wind and rain).

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This is actually the back of our apartment, but we use it as the front door.  Thanks to my mother-in-law, we have some nice flowers, tomatoes, and basil.

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We are right next to the train station.  I thought that this would bother me, but the train noise is actually kind of fun most of the time.

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It takes about 5 minutes to ride to the city beach. It also only takes 2 minutes to ride to a delicious ice cream shop.  As you can imagine, these rides are often paired together.

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We are about 30 minutes away from Glacier National Park, which is truly the most beautiful place I’ve ever been.  This is Avalanche Lake, where we saw a moose our first week here!

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Here is evidence of said moose, so you know I’m not making it up.

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The Tour Divide route goes right through town.  If you don’t know, Tour Divide is the most impressive (and craziest) mountain bike race.  It is a self-supported, 2700+ mile race from Canada to Mexico that (more or less) follows the Continental Divide.  You should look it up.  The little yellow smudge on the left side of the picture is a racer.  We’re nerds, so we sat out on the side of the road to cheer for riders.