Last evening we were treated to another great get-together with friends and delicious Mexican fare at Eva & Doug’s house, with elk and salmon tacos from Doug’s hunting/fishing exploits and margaritas made with homegrown rhubarb. Doug and Eva have an impressive garden and orchard which reaffirmed that one day we want to grow our own food. Though we need to reconcile this against our desire to stay nomadic, which doesn’t bode well for having a garden.
Today, after battling an ongoing harddrive issue, Scott decided to replace his laptop and send the old one to his parents’ house to deal with when we return. Turns out Montana does not have a state sales tax. It’s a good place to make a big purchase. But this purchase was not in the spreadsheet.
Budget blown and anticipating a WanderWheels budget sequestration, we decided we might as well go out for lunch and a beer. Five on Black, a little place downtown serving Brazilian fare, had been recommended by a couple of different people. It was so tasty we ate it before we remembered to take a picture. Across the street, the beer at Flathead Lake Brewery was a pleasant reprieve from the heat and as you can see, one of us could not wait for the picture before taking a sip!
Jenny and Don made some awesome pizzas for dinner with homemade elk sausage from Don’s successful bow hunt last fall and greens from their garden. I’m impressed at the self-sufficiency in these parts!
Postscript: The laptop was returned a few days later due to a defect with the system sound. It apparently was an unresolved problem with that model. Scott was able to fix his computer with a new harddrive connection cable (a $25 part).