( - promoted by Jay Stevens)
My family (aka. me, my wife Emily and my dog Monty) did a hike up Mt. Helena this weekend. It is our last hike up this great mountain that is part of Helena's city park system. This is a picture we snapped on the summit.
We're in that mode now where there's a lot of "lasts" going on - our last hike, my last fishing trip on the Missouri river, our last trip to the Helena Safeway, etc. Of course, it's probably not our last time for any of these things - Montana will still be here after we move to Denver, and we will no doubt be back to visit. But we are really sad to be leaving.
When you live in a small town like this in one of the country's greatest states, you realize all the things you never had when you lived in the East Coast grind. I've learned a ton, both about how to live life, and about how to really do politics out here. I'm going to miss Montana dearly.