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Monday, June 17, 2013

Girls Getaway to Great Falls

On Friday me, my Sister Heidi, my Mom, and my sisters friend Liz went down to Great Falls to  get some shopping done.  We had planned on going this spring and it kept getting later and later and so we just picked a  weekend I wasn't branding and Liz had a babysitter and we headed out.  We left early Friday morning and we across the border by about noon, stopped for lunch in Shelby and kept going.  We checked in at the hotel right away.  It was a different hotel than any of us had ever stayed in cause apparently all hotels were booked cause Sarah Palin was in town.  We had no idea and we never saw her either.  But it was a different type of hotel but it was OK and not too expensive.
(was Flag Day on Friday and we saw this flag flying 
on our way to the hotel and was so pretty)

We headed out to go shopping and had a not too late night then got up early and started over.  Our hotel had breakfast and so that saved us some time too.  We got through a lot of stores and got most of our stuff bought by Sat night.  Sunday we finished up and then got on the road sometime after lunch.  I forget how much the girls like to shop.  I woulda been happy going to Fleet and Big R and Great West Ranch supply, lol   and maybe Hoglunds, but I didn't need boots this time.  But of course we went everywhere else too and got some real good deals.  Lots of groceries too, some stuff we don't have and some stuff that was super cheap. We even stopped at a few garage sales too, figured we might as well.
 (this torch was burning across from Walmart looked so purple)

 (a concrete lego block with cow bums etched in it at the border)

 (Heidi and Liz being goofy, lol)

(My mom in the truck, not being goofy)

I been there enough times now that I am getting to know my way around town pretty good and we never even got lost once.  I woulda liked to take them to the Lewis and Clarke Museum one time we are down there but we always seem to run out of time.  Me and Neil went there and to the Charlie Russell museum and I think they are both worth seeing.
 (Liz trying to lift a Dinosaur)

 (Mom rescuing me from the dino steppin on me!)

 (Posin by the dino, he was nicer by then ;)

(I got arrested by the North West Mounted Police too while down there :(  
Luckily they let me go home)

We stopped at the travel Alberta site cause I accidentally took the wrong road to the UFA and so we stopped to see and I asked if there was a list of places I could take my horses to ride and she said she didn't know :(  But I might call down she said there is usually a horse lady in there she directs questions to and she might know.  Lots of trail rides but I wanna take my own ponies.

3 comments:

Cindy D. said...

That looks like great fun! I love trips and traveling people who have fun doing silly things.

lisa said...

That sounds like a wonderful time, wish I could tagged along :) My sister and mother both hate to shop!

fernvalley01 said...

sounds like a great trip