March 23, 2012

Underneath that Big Montana Sky ...

We have talked about it for years and I know Kraig and Jennifer thought it would never happen but it did ... we road tripped it to Kalispell, Montana for our spring break vacation this year.  Kraig Trippel is one of Dwight best friends from High School who has lived in Montana for 15+ years. We have  talked numerous times about visiting but never have.  On March 8th we headed out to surprise Kraig and his wife Jennifer for a week of Montana fun.

The kids have gotten pretty good at traveling which actually makes road trips enjoyable for all of us.  We split the 14 hour drive by staying in Billings, Montana.  Jennifer recommended a great hotel with an inside water park.  The kids LOVED it.  We swam after dinner and before breakfast.

~ Hello Montana Mountains ... it was dark when we arrived in Montana so this was a beautiful site to wake up to ~

Next stop was Butte, Montana … we had to stop and pay tribute to Dwight’s childhood hero … Evel Knievel. 

~ Beautiful Flathead Lake and National Forrest Mountain Range near Polson ~ 

The rest of the week was spent catching up and reminiscing about the good ole’ days, shopping, sight seeing and of course no “Michael Family Road Trip” would be complete without a tractor or in this case it ended up being 2 we drug home from Kraig and Dwight’s endless hours of “junkin”.  Pretty sure Dwight and Kraig are well on their way to being the next “American Pickers”!

~ Bonnie, Dwight, Jennifer and Kraig ~
 ~ Glacier National Park ~
 ~ Trouble ... lots and lots of trouble ~