Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Montana Lifeteam Reunion

Back in August, we made a road trip up to Montana to have another Lifeteam Reunion with its members.....Randy, Ricky, Billy and Lois (aka - Rennau, Kevin, Ben and I). As an added bonus, our friend Angela who we met on our Japan trip, caught a ride with us up there as she had some friends to visit as well. SUPER FUN ROAD TRIP!
Stopped at the Tetons on the way up as Ben and Angela had never seen them
Got to Bozeman and had a cabin to stay at all week, complete with fire pits and toy guns! :) Rennau hogged them though!
We had bubble blowing contests, complete with awesome hats and leis (I won by the way!)
Rennau, Kevin and Ben on our first breakfast outting, the BEST bloody marys in the world were about to be had!

Went for a round of golf at Big Sky
The view of our was a little scary to look below and see what it was supported on....don't think this cabin will be standing for another decade thats for sure!
Lots of quality time spent on the porch with the pups
Kevin brought his pup Kesugi with him from San Francisco

So GREAT grillin action from Ben - Master Griller, teaching his grilling apprentice Rennau
Angela came to visit with her friends Sally and Trevor - more quality time spent around the campfire
We headed to West Yellowstone this day to go to the Boiling River. The trip was so long and everyone (5 people and 4 full size dogs in ONE car!) was getting a little cranky, so we pulled over into the woods, ran around a bit, shared a bottle of Captain Morgan - then everything was right in the world!
Construction and traffic were crazy in the park! So we needed to take the dogs on a walk, Kevin couldn't find Kesugi's leash, so he improvised with his pants :)

Our destination! The Boiling River - hot springs. AWESOME!
You definitely had to find a sweet spot, as the boiling hot thermal water (back to the right behind us) merged with the freezing cold river.....this was our sweet spot!
Piling rocks on Kevin so he didn't float away (the current was super strong!). Rennau in his "people hunting" hat
We went on a hike to Beehive Basin - beautiful place! I'm pretty sure the dogs hated to leave MT, there was so much freedom for them, no silly leash laws

Found a tree to climb in - if you click on the picture you can find almost all of us
Beehive Basin
Came back to Bozeman - spent some time on Rennau's slackline
Went go-kart racing!!!! (for the second time here, first time involved a bottle of saki and the business owners MAY have noticed something not normal/sober about us - but had us convinced there was a 3 hour wait to race because they were so busy - yet there were only 3 people there, NICE). Kevin and Ben sportin the latest go-kart racing fashion

Next adventure was a backpacking trip to the Crazy Mountains, up Cottonwood Creek to the Lake. BEAUTIFUL AREA!
Making the 7 mile trip in
We made it!!!! Cottonwood Lake
Kevin in his standard outfit - board shorts and down

We hiked up some of the peaks and looked back to our campsite on the other side of the lake, ant the valley we had hiked up through
On the top of one peak, looking on the other side
That night we had a dance party in Kevins 2 man tent, but we fit all 6 of us plus 4 dogs - it was off the hizzy!!!! Complete with a dance disco ball!
Showin off some dance moves!

To see the complete epic adventure in pictures, feel free to browse around them by clicking on the picture below!
Montana Lifeteam Reunion

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