[AAA] Big Sandy.

13 Aug
It was awesome that my trip could conviently take me through [just adding an hour] Big Sandy, Montana, where friends Joel and Melissa have been living for the past three weeks.  Joel serves two congregations – one in Big Sandy and one in Havre.  They’ve settled in and have begun to make the house their home, all while welcoming many visitors.  When I arrived last night around 7pm, I was joining Joel’s sister, brother-in-law, and their three kids.  The house was full and filled with laughter.  It was the perfect stop after a long day in the car.  We ate pizza and hung out until well after midnight.  This morning, Joel, Melissa, and I walked to the coffee shop [The Bear Paw – named after the Bear Paw mountains in the distance] to pick up the caramel rolls they had pre-ordered.  We drank coffee, ate the rolls, and went antiquing after a tour of the town.  Then, I sadly had to say goodbye as the border to Canada was beckoning.  It was so great to stop and have this work into the August Alaskan Adventure!  We’re setting up skype coffee dates to stay in touch in the future – love them!

We stopped by the church in Big Sandy on the way to the coffee shop this morning.  This sculpture was on the wall of the church – “I am the vine, you are the branches.”

The main drag of Big Sandy – just a short walk from J&M’s house.

The coffee shop/deli was oh-for-cute and awesome for such a small town.  It’s where the farmers gather.


And then I had to leave.  boo.

One Response to “[AAA] Big Sandy.”


  1. On the road. Again. « there's no place like gnome. - January 24, 2013

    […] spent with Joel, Melissa, and their baby girls.  The last time I was in Montana visiting them was on my way to Alaska two summers ago.  They were my place to rest the second night into my trip.  It was fun to stop […]

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