big sky montana

montana | madeline made

in july, we visited our family’s cabin in dillon, montana about an hour outside of bozeman near yellowstone national park. we met my husband’s siblings there and spent the weekend relaxing in the quiet, cooking together, playing card games, flyfishing, and racing around on the polaris. it was perfect. the house, near where lewis and clark camped, was dropped off the union pacific railroad line that ran through the town and was built from a kit! here are some photos from our trip if you’d like to see.

montana | madeline made

{the bunkhouse}

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{historied buildings on property}

montana | madeline made

{polaris adventures}

montana | madeline made

{valley view}

montana | madeline made

{big sky}

montana | madeline made

{nights by the fire}

we visited a nearby ‘ghost town’ bannack state park, which reminded me of a movie set.

montana | madeline made

{the saloon}

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{the old schoolhouse}

montana | madeline made

and of course the sunsets were incredible…

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one of our favorite parts of the week was wade-in flyfishing, so relaxing. you will have to take my word for it – we took lots of fun pictures of flyfishing, but lost our gopro during a fun, crazy adventure in tubing the beaverhead river (oops). we miss you already montana!

madeline

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travel : hawaii planning

travel : hawaii planning | madeline made

i am so excited….we finally planned our much-needed vacation this year and our destination is…HAWAII!  we plan to go to maui and spend most of our time there. we want to experience both the western ‘desert’ side in wailea and eastern ‘tropical’ side of the island in hana.  my parents often tell me about how they visited maui when my mom was pregnant with me and now i will be returning again. it is hard for me not to plan a lot of things to do and see, but i know we both need time to recharge; so i will do my best not to type out an itinerary….

 

do you have any hawaii recommendations? i would love to hear what islands you recommend, where you stayed, beaches to visit, or any other tips you might have!

 

travel : hawaii planning | madeline made

travel : hawaii planning | madeline made

images kauai 1 / lanai 2 / maui 3

 

MADELINE