It's been a while...but we have been busy.

For those of you who have not heard, Paula is getting a Pacemaker on Tuesday, July 28!  No, that's not some kind of new car.  She has been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation caused by sinus node dysfunction.  The medical term for her condition is Bradycardia. She had been dealing with it since her annual physical back in November (including our adventure in Australia and New Zealand).  Her case is somewhat different in that when the sinus node doesn't do what it is supposed to, her heart slows down.  In most other cases the result is a rapid heartbeat.  Turns out there are several treatments to slow down a rapid heartbeat, but not that many to regulate a slow heartbeat.  Anyway, she is doing pretty well, actually working in the RV Park office today, so she does not seem to worried about the impending procedure.  I will keep you informed.

In other news, I still owe everyone a few more notes from our New Zealand adventure, but that will have to wait. 

We have been in Montana since May 1, and have kept busy with a variety of activities.  We've been to the Bigfork Summer Playhouse for four plays this season...and four wonderful dinners at ShowThyme, a restaurant right next to the theater. We've seen Smokey Joe's Cafe, Singin' in the Rain, The Wiz, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

In June, we went over to Bozeman, MT, for a Cowboy Poetry Gathering and then on to Medora, ND, for a visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Medora Musical, and a pitchfork fondu.

Cooking the steaks on pitchforks...

Medora Musical performers whoop it up...

Of course, July 4th was a big day at Eagle Nest.  Walter outdid himself with this year's show...and he promised bigger and better next year!

The "trailer show"  - 20 minutes of continuous mayhem!

3, 4, 5, and 6 inch mortars for the musical portion of the show!

Paula's nephew and family visited us in July.  We all went to Glacier NP for a great day outdoors.

Snow balls on July 15th...

The week after Paula gets her Pacemaker, we are going over to Ashland, OR, to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with our friends Ron and Dean, who we met in 1994 on our 14 day raft trip through the Grand Canyon.

So, as you can see, our adventure continues!


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