|Grayson and Marshall at Glacier National Park|
It has been a month since Grayson, Marshall, Flip the Turtle, Spot the Cat, and I made our way west to our new home in Whitefish, Montana. Moving cross country alone with 2 children, 1 being diabetic, and 2 animals and not really knowing anyone can be a bit unsettling. But I have never felt more at home than I do out here and starting our new lives out here and making new friends has so far been exciting and never felt more right. Everyday something to be thankful far! Having Glacier National Park as our backyard practically is still unbelievable to me and I can not think of a better place to raise my boys than here!
|Grayson's First Descent|
The boys are settling in with Marshall picking up soccer again and Grayson mountain biking everyday. Marshall will start playing with the Flathead Rapids this fall and until then is working with a mentor to keep his skills sharp. Grayson's interest in mountain biking grows stronger everyday. I enjoy hearing "Mom can we ride the Summit Trail every morning to start our day"? However, that has now turned into "Mom can we do Dave's Dive or Runaway Train"? For me, to ride down black diamond downhill specific trails is 100% outside of my comfort zone but you know a Mom will seriously do ANYTHING for their children and I am a living testament to that. Thankfully a "living" testament :) Watching Grayson ride down his first downhill trail aged me but you know watching him conquer that first trail really impressed me. I was a proud Mom for sure and he pushed me to do something I never would have done otherwise.
|Morning Ride Down Summit Trail|
For me, it was a little tough the first few days seeing the last few Tour Divide Racers filter through town since I had decided to bow out this year to let the knees heal and make the permanent move for the boys and me. There is always this thing inside of me that calls me back to the Tour Divide Race - I love that race - nothing is even close to compare. It really is the journey not the race - riding that route south and living off the bike is the appeal without a doubt. But for now I put racing on hold and settle in to this welcoming town. Living just 5 miles from the Great Divide Route - also unbelievable!!!!
One thing is for sure - our life here will be full of adventure as we find our place and rhythm here!
The move went perfect thanks to BullDog Movers from Charlotte - nothing - not a single thing broken - also unbelievable! Need to move - CALL PHIL!!!!