Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saturday at Phipps

It has been unseasonably warm the last week and so over the weekend I found it all just too glorious to stay indoors.  It was a day that demanded the out of doors.
 
Saturday we called up Josh saying we wanted to go on some sort of outdoors adventure.  Without more detail he agreed.  I love that about him.  We picked him up and headed out of town to Phipps Park to hike and play folf.
 
In all the open space we still managed to run into a couple we knew out hiking with a visiting relative.  Scott, you may remember as Green Man, has a beard you can spot from a mile away.  It made me wonder if people recognize Matt and I from a distance because of his beard.
 It is so ruggedly beautiful out there.  High, windswept, open.  Mountains off on the horizon. 
This is the hole 18.  You throw your disc from the top of the cliff way down to a basket  near that big pine tree in the center.  It is crazy, but fun.   That sort of sums up the folf course at Phipps in general--crazy, but fun.
 
 
Since is has a tendency towards windiness out at Phipps Park I also brought the kites along.  It is one of my favorite kite flying spots.  Josh had the best kite flying, but really any Saturday in November kite flying is a pretty darn great day for me.  We had to quit when Josh and Matt's hands got chilled.  Silly boys, that is why you bring gloves!
I know the warm weather can't hold out much longer, but I am sure enjoying every minute of it.

5 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun in a lovely scenic spot!

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  2. Wow I sure hope that nice weather hangs around just a little longer so it is that awesome when we visit next week! Can't wait to see you guys!

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  3. Bridget, it is a really wonderful place. I love it out there!

    Adam, I hope so, too! However, in typical Montana style I am not holding my breath. It looks awfully grey today.... But, really, it might be the only snow you see this season, right?!!? And we could go sledding! Matt and I are so darn excited to see you!

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  4. Yes I know what you mean, the fact that it has been so nice is almost surely an indication of an ensuing blizzard in MT! But like you said, I will be happy with whatever weather we might encounter as long as family and friends are involved!

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  5. Well, all of Montana got snow last night, but not us! Man, Billings is the best.

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