On Friday afternoon we were able to sneak out of work early (boss approved) and head over to the Beartooth Mountains for some hiking. The plan was to drive to a campground outside of Red Lodge on Friday, camp, explore Red Lodge a bit on Saturday morning, hike, drive back over the Beartooth Highway through Yellowstone, and have dinner at the Rib and Chop House in Livingston before returning home on Saturday night. Which would leave us Sunday to get all the random stuff done around the house and me be at an AOII meeting.
The result? Perhaps the best weekend of the summer (wedding included). It was relaxing, outdoorsy, we spent some great one on one time by a fire in a deserted campground (save for the MOOSE that charged DJ into a bathroom!), see a small town, do an awesome hike that totally wore the dog out, and enjoy the awesome beauty of Montana before chowing down in a great restaurant. Sunday was devoted to AOII meetings, working out, cleaning the house and putting away gear and going to a movie. Best weekend of the summer.
Don't believe me? Here's the evidence: