Doggies and Scotch…

I always think the images from my travels home should be better than they end up. I love it there, it’s familiar and there’s always a lot going on. I guess I just want to visit and not photograph…

First stop on our very looooong road trip, Jersey diner food with the in-laws…




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My husband thanking God for his 6 scotch sampler for lunch in Laramie…

And good ranch for his wife so she will stop bitching about the crap they try to pass off as ranch anywhere east of Wyoming.

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I would just like to add, the new image gallery format that wordpress has set up, blows.


The amazing view from Janelle and Nate’s house… Thanks for letting us stay!

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“All my cousins are dogs” Ellie told her friend… Still makes me giggle.


Ya, baby!


I spent the better part of my late 20’s in this building…


…and this lab.


My old locker. Jayne you’re the best! No more boring numbers…


I rarely saw this room with the lights on… Still smells the same.

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Lunch and wine with one of my favorite people… Thanks for playing hooky!

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Of course my friend Mo has a disco ball in her basement, one of the many reasons I love her…

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Happy dogs!


Ridley rolling in something nasty, you’re welcome Alanna.


Of course several trips to Sam’s for our RL Ales fix…. And sandwiches; bring back #9!

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One of the perks of staying with Mick and Alanna, they have an espresso machine in their basement.

And homemade chai…

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I have seen her mom make this same face in the same situation…

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Bloodys at Chico… Perfect!

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So So proud of my mom… She was honored this year at her school.

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Two year old mint from our wedding…

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My mom gave me all her Christmas records while I was home… The greatest collection of Christmas music ever!

Don’t worry siblings, as soon as I can figure out how to record them, I will.

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My dad was so in love with the Lennon sisters when he was little, he cut out the picture of them and put it in a frame.

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Perfect Montana snow.

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My head is gigantic!

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So long Montana!

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J is in LOVE with City Brew coffee.

His top three favorite cups of coffee on the trip (out of thousands): Mick and Alanna’s basement coffee, City Brew kiosk in Red Lodge and the Flying J on the border of Nebraska and Indiana.

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Ahhh Cracker Barrel, I love you and your slushy lemonade.


Disturbing on so many levels…

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Thanks for the great trip Loves!!


One thought on “Doggies and Scotch…

  1. I was honored to be a part of your itinerary and to get to know J a bit better. Here’s to more days of red wine and hooky in the future……Merry Christmas to you both…..AMP

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