A Little Mayhem in Montana

Every once in a while, you meet someone, instantly click and know that this person is someone special. Take, for example, my friend Kristin (also known as Camels + Chocolate). She and I met several years ago on twitter when she was planning a western road trip with her husband, SVV. I weighed in with where they should go and what they should do and pretty soon, Kirstin and I were in Missoula having burgers at the Mo Club. Four years later and Kristin is still one of my favorite people.

Kristin and I in Glacier National Park.

Two twitter (and real-life) friends exploring Glacier National Park.

And as fate would have it, a little over a year ago, she introduced me to three of my new favorite people: Keith, Angie and “Mayhem” Keiser.
Sidenote: if you’re not familiar with the Keisers and Mayhem, be sure to check out Fashion by Mayhem. Long story short, Mayhem is known for making paper dresses and her mama Angie posts them on her instagram account. Mayhem also has a collection (that she designed when she was 4 years old!) with J. Crew. An added bonus: she’s adorable and hilarious. 

From the first time I chatted with Angie on the phone, I knew we’d be quick friends. Fast forward from there and this summer had the Keiser family in Montana, ready to make a week’s worth of memories in Big Sky Country. And the best news (for me anyway): I got to be their on-the-ground tour guide in Western Montana’s Glacier Country.

Mayhem brought me a present: a necklace she designed for her J. Crew collection.

Mayhem brought me a present: a necklace she designed for her J. Crew collection.

We spent a week playing in Glacier Country and soaking up as many Montana moments as possible. Their trip itinerary included two days at The Resort at Paws Up,  a stay in Missoula, a visit to the National Bison Range, a fun-filled day at Flathead Lake Lodge, playing in Whitefish and exploring Glacier National Park. But instead of just telling you about it, I thought it  would be better to show you.

Here’s a look at our Montana adventures…

My mini BFF and I at the antler pile at the National Bison Range.

My mini BFF and I at the antler pile at the National Bison Range.

Animal watching on the National Bison Range.

Animal watching on the National Bison Range.

This view of the Mission Mountains is perfection.

This view of the Mission Mountains is perfection.

Three photographers exploring Montana. Sidenote: the car was in park, off and not moving when this picture was taken.

Three photographers exploring Montana. Sidenote: the car was in park, off and not moving when this picture was taken. Safety first, people.

Watching the horses come in at Flathead Lake Lodge.

Watching the horses come in at Flathead Lake Lodge.

Mayhem trying her hand at bull riding. ;)

Mayhem trying her hand at bull riding. 😉

The views from Whitefish Mountain Resort never cease to amaze me.

The views from Whitefish Mountain Resort never cease to amaze me.

Riding the alpine slide at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Riding the alpine slide at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Mayhem and her mama cruising down the slide.

Mayhem and her mama cruising down the slide.

Two BFFs in Glacier National Park.

Two BFFs in Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park from the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Glacier National Park from the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

As always, "I want to see the mountains in your eyes."

Mountain reflections.

Taking in the view from just below Logan Pass.

Taking in the view from just below Logan Pass.

My favorite childhood destination: Glacier Park Lodge.

I introduced the Keisers to my favorite childhood destination: Glacier Park Lodge.

By the end of the week, I had three new friends and the cutest pint-sized BFF in the West. For this girl, it was a week I’ll always remember. If you want to see more of our week adventuring in Western Montana, just search #MayhemTakesMontana on instagram or twitter.

xo,
TT

PS: To see the trip through the eyes of the Keiser family, check out Angie’s blogs on Montana’s beauty, their stay at The Resort at Paws Up, Missoula and the National Bison Range  and an afternoon spent at Flathead Lake Lodge.

 

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