|In mid-June we left our summer home and drove to Billings for a family reunion of the Osse clan. We drove through West Yellowstone so hit the west edge of the park...lots of snow yet to melt but the countryside was beautiful. We took our time getting to Billings so enjoyed many stops along the way and saw a coyote, 2 elk, several deer and antelope but the highlight was an up close and personal look at 8 Big Horn Mountain Sheep (the closest we have ever seen them in the wilds). The photo of the one with the full curl was only about 80 yards in front of the motor home as he ran across the highway. An exciting sight for us both. Saw lots of flooded rivers and streams along the way but gorgeous country. Sadly there were only about 40 of us at the reunion where in past years there have been about 150. We sure missed all those who were unable to attend but those of us who did go had a wonderful time visiting, eating and sharing stories. On Sunday Mike headed out to meet the boys (son and 2 sons-in-law) just north of Dillon for their annual Father's Day trip. I was able to spend that time in Billings with Mom which is always a special time. One day we drove up to Belmont, the little town I was raised in, saw the old homestead, our old house, the schools and churches we attended and the cemetery where both our families are buried. Talk about a trip down "memory lane." On Friday I drove up to meet the guys in Dillon and got to have a short visit with our son (a real treat) before we all headed out for our homes the next morning...back to work for us all(and here I thought we were retired)!