Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Buddhas, Mushrooms, and Guns

While in Missoula, we parked on the lot of a tow company/junk yard! Sounds awful, right? But it was really nice!

We had a day off one day, and Monika and I decided to go to see the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. The flowers were great -

As were the Buddhas. I had been to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, CA four years ago, but these Buddhas were a lot bigger.

There was a small pond -

And up on the hill was a prayer flag mound. Up we went!

The view back down to the thousand Buddhas.

Every Saturday, Missoula has 3 different Farmers Markets, within walking distance from each other!

Anyone want any mushrooms? There were plenty here.

The next day, we went back to Travelers Rest SP because they were having their Expedition Days, celebrating the fact that Lewis and Clark went through here exactly 212 years ago on their way back to St. Louis. This guy showed us how to make bullets, and fired an old rifle for us.

They also had an "animal morgue petting zoo."

And we got to make Native American toys out of willow branches and twine. I wasn't very good at it, but Carolyn had it nailed.

Our group, or at least those we could gather together. Still more to come!


  1. The Buddha garden looks very interesting.

  2. It always strikes me as strange that there are all those Buddhas in Montana. Not where you'd expect to find them. Morel mushrooms? I read where this was a banner year for them because of all the snow and the wet spring.


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