Friday, November 9

Day one in Kalispell.

My family and I went to Kalispell, Montana for Thanksgiving. 
Before we got to the traveling, a fiasco revealed itself in our household. My mom went to put her luggage in the car only to find an expired passport. As far as I know, you can't cross a country border without one and new passports take weeks if not months to obtain. I burst into tears knowing our trip couldn't go on the way it should. I wasn't sad thinking we might abandon Montana, I was sad thinking someone might be left behind. Especially my mom who deserves every piece of travel she can get.

After searching through Google and calling numbers only to be put on hold, my mom hurried down to the local passport building. I am convinced that one of my unanswered birthday candle wishes arrived in perfect time because within two hours we were on the road to Montana. With mom and her passport.
 
 
The road to Montana is only 5 hours long, which means the distance is even closer to our doorstep than some of my Canadian cousins are. As we drove I noticed the large number of Autumn kissed trees and the vague smell of cow manure. The longer I looked out my window the deeper my sense of wonder grew. How could I ever be sad when the hills look like fire and the trees are alive with food and cover for grizzly bears? How could I ever long for another life when the one I've got leads me to roads where blueberries grow? When you look out the window, you start to believe the tips of mountains are really just ballerinas on top of music boxes. 

On our first day in Kalispell, we set out to explore the downtown area. It's an old railroad town brimming with history. The buildings are made of brick and look exactly how brick layers made them to be, barely touched by the modern man. We spent most of our day in an old western outdoor shop where Carter found this hat and I found a pair of Victorian leather boots.

The next day we went to the lake. {Pictures to come!}
 
 
 
double button cream dress; ROMWE sponsor | trousers; thrift store in High River | hat; western outdoor in Montana | boots; value village
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21 comments:

  1. You look so cute! I love that coat :D
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  2. Matthew9.11.12

    " When you look out the window, you start to believe the tips of mountains are really just ballerinas on top of music boxes. " Dont think I'll ever look at mountains the same way ago. This is beautiful.

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  3. I love your trousers- you look beautiful!

    Francesca xo
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  4. you look gorgeous! Glad everyone made it :D

    Hayley xx
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  5. lovely outfit :)




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  6. my fave line is: "you look out the window, you start to believe the tips of mountains are really just ballerinas on top of music boxes."

    i like the written words throughout your whole post amy! :)

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  7. Nice photos, love the filter.

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  8. I love the boots :) So cool

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  9. Such a lovely adventure!

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  10. Love these pictures!

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  11. This looks like the loveliest town, I've always wanted to visit a town like this. I love your hat as well by the way. Can't wait for the pictures from the rest of the trip. :)
    xo, Tori
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  12. Awesome boots! Glad everything worked out with your trip!

    xo Jenny
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  13. So sorry about your mom's passport! But I'm glad it all worked out in the end. Those trousers are super cute and I can't wait to see your Victorian boots! Glad you had a fun trip. :) <3

    toni

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  14. wow this outfit is very orginal and unique :) I like it!
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  15. Looks like you had a nice trip :-)

    Jos
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  16. You're so cute ♥

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  18. Beautiful post as always ! Looks like a great trip, glad you got the passport sorted so quickly!!

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