It’s a bunny. A big bunny. It left tracks. We actually saw it at the hotel, and today after a somewhat brief sleep and a day helping with baby we came home before sunset to find these tracks outside our window.
5683 Bunny Trail
Update: the bunny just hopped across the yard, so I jumped up and slowly pulled the blinds apart with one hand while snapping this:
5685 Big Bunny
I don’t know if you can get the scale from the corner of the fireplace, but this critter is big enough to pull a wagon. I haven’t seen a hole, so I guess it jumped over the fence.
Anne’s hopping like a bunny herself, excited at the prospect of donning our SuperBoots (Edmontonians know how to keep feet warm!) and hiking the river trail just beyond the fence.
5682 Beyond the Garden
The B&B we’re at now is named A Secret Garden, and as you can see by clicking on the name it’s a cozy place. We hadn’t realized until yesterday that it’s nestled right next to the large Blackburn Creek Park along Blackmud Creek. So the satellite view below shows what we’re seeing beyond the garden fence above.
Blackburne Pk. - Sat.View
That access path at the top-center of the sat.view is where my bunny wants to go hippety hopping sometime soon.
Well, I was offline last night so maybe I’ll blog again later to try catching you up on the fun we’ve been having. I’m also still behind schedule on sharing pix from the rest of our flight. Just wanted to share our backyard since I just now snapped it.
Before sharing more pix of our flight to Oil Town, here are some pix of the town itself. Giving the “kids” a day off and since we’re on call for tonight in case baby’s restlessness interferes with their sleep, we drove to downtown.
1514 Driving In
We stopped by Tripp to check on her and sweep off the light dusting of snow. I turned the prop through a few times to move the oil around, then we drove back through town past the capitol.
1517 Seat of Power
We drove along the river to cross on a different bridge back South toward our hotel in the Ellerslie suburb.
1522 River Park
We’re back “home” in our hotel now, so here are a few more pix from our flight from Boise. We landed in Dillon (MT) for fuel and to begin the border dance, calling both the Canadian and U.S. customs folks to let them know we mean well.
1355 Dallying in Dillon
Soon after takeoff the changing landscape and climate was evident, with vast snowy expanses giving way to bare ground and deep frozen ponds.
5352 Ice Water
When we reached Butte, the pass looked dodgy in the distance, but we decided to go look more closely since we had plenty of options including an easy return to the nice airport there. Though a bit bumpy, the visibility stayed good on our route along the highway. We were treated to many beautiful scenes along the river.
5360 River & Range
Well, this has grown long so I’ll close for now. Hope you’re enjoying these daily updates and reviews of our adventures in getting here, because it’s lots of fun for me to do them.