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Blog Swap 2011- Theme: Summer

Woot woot Its the annual Blog Swap, when another 20 something blogger takes over your blog for a day.. Erika from my life in pictures takes over my blog for the day. We were given the topic ‘summer’ and to blog about anything we did this summer, any favourite summer memory etc… So have a read and of course show her some love with your comments 🙂

You can also check out my very Jamaican summer post over at her blog… Cheers!!!

Hi there!  I’m Erika, from My Life In Pictures.  I’m guest-spotting today, and I apologize in advance for the absence of anything Mommy.  I’m a recent transplant to Kalispell, Montana from Minnesota.  I’ve only lived here for a month type of recent.  I moved to Kalispell for a job, an awesome job, but that doesn’t matter at all.  I would move out here without the job or place to live.  Kalispell is wonderful.  I’m half an hour from Glacier National Park, mountain goats, marmots, and grizzly bears.  My adventures in Kalispell have been minimal so far, but I did have a chance to go on a massive day hike in Glacier.  

I would never see something like this in Minnesota.

My friends all thought I was crazy for moving across the country for a job to a city where I knew absolutely no one.  I still know only my roommate and my coworkers.  At least they’re fun.  Sometimes I think I’m crazy, but then I look at pictures like this one and realize why the mountains are so spectacular.

It was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. 

I brought my massively heavy camera with me, played around with shutter speeds, and got some wonderful shots of mountains, animals, flowers, and waterfalls.  It’s all glacial meltwater, so it was frigid when I walked in it.  Made me thankful for my Gore-Tex hiking shoes.

I hiked alone, whoops, and I had the time of my life.  It was the most fun I’d had in a long time, and I can’t wait to do it again.  

I highly recommend anyone who has the opportunity to go to a park, reserve, whatever, and just walk around.  It’s amazing what you notice when you’re not distracted by life and trying to figure everything out.  Truly amazing. 

Thanks for reading my ramblings about life in Montana.  I hope I didn’t interrupt your normal readings too much.


Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson
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  1. Thank you for a lovely blog post Erika. It was more like a cultural exchange with the wonderful images you used to compliment the post. As a nature lover myself, Montana sure looks like the kind of place I'd love to explore 🙂

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