We had plenty to do at the Homestead and it had been well below zero with snow covered icy roads, but I had my heart set on heading that way for the Handmade Holiday event, a small gathering of local artisans, crafters, bee keepers and bakers showing off their wares. Our friends at Glacier County Honey were there and I really wanted to pick up some beeswax. I have my sights set on attempting to make my own candles. We shall see.
The drive was beautiful, though frigid. I kid you not, it was -22 when we left Great Falls. I was terrified the car would break down and we'd freeze to death or loose control on some icy patch, but everything was fine.
On top of never ending house work, I had blogging to do, holiday gifting to attempt and truly, we both had a ridiculous to-do list, but I had a long weekend off from work and I wanted to use it for a little change of scenery.
The ride gave us time to just talk, no puppies, TV, house work, errands or anything to distract. Just us.
Once we got there, we headed straight to the event in Whitefish and chatted with Courtney, my favorite beekeeper, for a bit. Two beeswax bars later, we got to chatting with Sally, a quilter who has kids in engineering and the military so M could relate on those fronts. She gave us dinner tips and I found this sweet little satchel full of herbs she grew herself that are supposed to be relaxing and help you sleep. I often have a hard time falling asleep (so many thoughts swirling around my head) that we decided to give it a shot.
And then there's this view from the drive home. Seriously, Montana. It's beautiful here.