Saturday, August 20, 2011

Meeting Pen Pals!

Hamilton, Montana

Bobby and I went on a mini vacation to Montana last week! We left Las Vegas on the 10th and arrived in Montana on the 11th. We have a friend who is working out there, which is the main reason we went. It was so beautiful and the weather was fantastic. I don't think it got above 85 degrees the entire time we were there! We fell in love, the only reason we came back was because of our puppies and we had a rental car :P There are storefront apartments in Bozeman and Hamilton for $450 a month rent... it is a goal/dream of mine to live in a storefront apartment so maybe one day, just to do it, we will move out there :)

Storefront apartments in Bozeman

Matthew in the Bitterroot River

One of the highlights of the trip was meeting a long time pen pal/friend, Matthew Harris! We were staying in Bozeman, where our friend is living, and Matthew lives in Hamilton which is about a 4 hour drive from Bozeman. We drove up there on the 12th and Matthew & I hung out for about 2 hours by the Bitterroot River. It was pretty awesome finally meeting him as we have known each other for 6 years! I have more pictures but I still have to develop the film. I tried to get the film developed a couple days ago but every place I went either didn't develop film anymore or they did but their machines were broken. We did a lot of walking but did write one postcard to a mail friend of his. In hindsight, we really should've wrote more postcards! Matthew is the second person I have met in "real life". The first person was an online friend, Krissy, and we met when I was 14. Krissy & I are still friends, which is really cool because we have known each other for over 10 years!

Matthew & I (the sun was very bright!)

Have you ever met any pen pals or online friends? What was it like? I would really like to meet more pen pals but it seems a lot of people think it is kind of sketchy? I like meeting new people :) So, if anyone ever comes to Las Vegas, I am always down to hang out!

Will be posting mail pictures, soon! I finally got around to taking pictures yesterday (and there are a lot!) I love vacations but I hate coming back and trying to get back into the swing of things.


  1. looks like fun! I'll look you up if I'm ever in LV again!

  2. Lots of fun! Most definitely you should :) If I ever find a way to make it out to Pennsylvania, I will do the same!