Itâ€™s hard to believe (as it almost always is) that weâ€™ll be leaving Camp Utmost in just a week. Our time here in the hills outside of Missoula has been lovely! The weather has been exceptional â€“ cool nights and mostly sunny bright days. Perfect painting weather!
And thatâ€™s mostly what weâ€™ve doing!
See this lodge â€“
Ok â€“ so we didnâ€™t paint ALL of it, but we did the right side and around the back. Then we moved to the woodshed and the pump house â€“
The thing is, virtually every building on the campus has this beautiful cedar siding and all of them are due for a paint (stain) job.
There certainly is some job security here! The guys have been working on winterizing the bathhouses and doing repairs from last winter when they werenâ€™t winterized. Ouch. Weâ€™ve all been kept good and busy â€“ those long weekends feel mighty fine! (Actually having an hour for lunch is pretty nice too! Itâ€™s much easier to fit a quick nap in!)
But as always, itâ€™s not all work and no play around here. Weâ€™ve gotten together a couple of times for games, and one night we even had a little goofy golf (or whatever youâ€™d like to call it) tournament. Not surprisingly, the couple that play in a senior softball league cleaned up!
We girls took a little jaunt into Seeley Lake (about 20 minutes north) to check out a local quilt shop and do the post office/milk and eggs run. This is a shot of Salmon Lake that we pass on our way to town â€“
There are a lot of lakes in this area â€“ all of them seem to be full of Montana beauty!
So, I’m sure my week was a lot like yours. Some work, some play, some chores, some ups and some downs. We are so blessed to have been able to spend these weeks at Camp Utmost! Hope your week was blessed too!