Thursday, August 7, 2014


Alex Trebek sometimes has a Jeopardy category called "potpourri" and crosswords often have the answer "olio" when the clue is "hodgepodge."  That's what you are getting in this post - some potpourri/olio/hodgepodge.

Let's start with the chairs a Bigfork café has.  I covet them! 
The same café has these beautiful planters.
We had to say good-bye to Bigfork for another year after seeing their hilarious production of The Full Monty.  Kudos to the fine repertory actors, directors, choreographers, technicians, and, of course, stage managers,  who made this a fine season.
People my age will remember when they bought cherries at the store and a couple would be connected.  People my age probably put them over their ears just as I did so they could have cherry earrings.  Then some inane, mysterious health guideline came in saying stores could not sell connected cherries.  No more cherry earrings!  The good thing about buying direct from orchards is that you can once again have cherry earrings.
I love that this Missoula mall probably doesn't get any extra shoppers because of their flowers, but they choose to put them in anyway.
Downtown Missoula has orange toilets!
We drove into Missoula after the Bigfork musical on Tuesday night.  At about 11:30 traffic coming out of Missoula was bumper to bumper while our side of the highway was pretty much empty.  That's because Paul McCartney had a concert in this 70,000 person city.  25,000 attended!
The city renamed their hill with the M on it for Missoula to be Mount McCartney for the day.

Missoula has a county fair that's huge.

I always have to check out the 4-H kids, the FFA kids, and the critters.
I wouldn't normally show you a pig's butt end, but I liked how this fellow looked tattooed.
This hen was so proud of its ribbons that it laid an egg.

One of the specialty food at this fair is the lemondairy.  It's a float made with lemonade slush and soft ice cream.  Bob and I may have to start a booth to sell it at the Weyburn Fair.
This girl showed me how her chicken likes to be cuddled.
And this girl convinced me that my dog doesn't need to diet as her 14 pound rabbit outweighs him by two pounds.  She assured me that her rabbit isn't overweight; it's just from a large breed.
Tonight we saw the movie The 100 Foot Journey.  I recommend that you see it too.  I don't often love the movie more than the book, but in this case I did.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to put my order in for 4 of those chairs and what a sweet picture of the little girl and her chicken!!