Friday, April 9, 2010

Know What I Saw Last Night?

Lewis and I had a busy day yesterday schlepping the last of the stuff from our storage unit to our new home. What a windy day that was! My parents were kind enough to take a load too, and come see our house. Oh, joy! To see my parents again, in my new home really filled my cup. After the dust had settled and our guests were on their way, Lewis and I snuck out for some food. Did you know that things close really, really early in this small town? The diner closed at 7, that left a Chinese restaurant, a bar, and Mexican. We chose the Mexican, and they were just about to close (it was 8:30). They sweetly stayed open just for us, and we had a lovely meal. It reminded us so much of the Tri-Cities. We chatted with the owner, and she laughed when she told us that they were the only Mexican family in town. Can you imagine that?
As we were pulling away from the curb, we noticed a small animal in front of the Chinese restaurant, about the size of a cat. We could tell it wasn't by the way it moved. We turned the car into the parking lot, so our lights would shine on it, and what do you know! It was a raccoon. It stood there, looking at us, and then meandered over to a bowl on the lawn that must have been left there for it. This is a different world over here, my friends, a different world.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, that sounds so much like small-town Montana. I can't believe it still exists so close to where I am now. Anymore posts like this, and I may just move up there with you!

Jenn said...

I was terrified it was going to be a huge rat entering the restaurant. You won't think that racoon is cute when it gets into your garbage and eats all your dog food.

Kimberly said...

Dig out the camera, I need pictures of this new house!

Lee said...

We need to find sometime to get together. You need a new profile picture. :) Miss ya!

逸凡逸凡 said...

may the blessing be always with you!! ........................................