The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

January 17, 2011

Is sliced Great Harvest bread!!

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No joke.

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Sliced veggies aren’t so bad either!

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Smell of the earth:

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I learned all about sandwich prep using the slicer, which was quite fun!

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Uh oh.

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“You’re not going to make me slice those onions are you!?!”

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Whew. Thanks.

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These monkeys did them instead!

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After we were done for the day, Matt and I took a field trip to the Patagonia outlet! Last time I got my favorite pink furry kids size fleece here and a purple yoga tank top that I love. This time I did not intend to buy anything because I literally have ZERO space in my duffel bag…

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but you know how that goes!!!

SCORE for these two awesome shirts that were $5 a piece and messages I want to wear on my body!

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Also, I found my favorite tank top in two awesome colors on sale

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And two cute running tops – one for winter, one for spring!

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Once we returned to the hotel on foot, we put together our final hotel room dinner (although Matt will carry them on when I head home!)

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Guess what favorite tinned food made its obvious appearance!?

Sardines!!! I found my favorite flavor and style at the Good Food Store! This brand is more expensive than others, but worth it for the smoky lemon flavor.

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We turned them into sardine salad with a packet of mayonnaise and a hot sauce packet scavenged from salad bars and condiment stations during our trip. Plus 2 chopped carrots (cut on a paper plate with a butter knife by Matt!)

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I was in charge of microwaving some broccoli + cauliflower that were seasoned with salt and pepper packets plus these two we stumbled upon:

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Lastly we got a bag of Food Should Taste Good chips – Sweet Potato Flavor – for eating our sardines!

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Perfect inexpensive dinner!

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Tonight’s feature presentation was

another Montana movie

another Brad Pitt film

another story about brothers

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“Legends of the Fall”!

More Brad Pitt hotness!

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I loved both Montana movies!

We’re headed to bed. Round II of sandwich school is just a few hours away!

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1 Sana January 17, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I loveee taking condiments and spices from restaurants when I am traveling! It’s so perfect for making meals when you are not at home!

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2 Ashley January 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm

LOVE the clothing finds!!!! I have 2 “live simply” t-shirts and love them. :)

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3 Dorry January 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Love all of your finds from the Patagonia outlet. I need to shop at outlets more often. There are some great ones in Dallas. Cheers to round 2 of sandwich school! These posts leave me wanting a hunk of GH bread.

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4 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 17, 2011 at 11:32 pm

The bike shirt is too perfect for you! There’s no better feeling than finding awesome deals…and eating fresh bread.

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5 Amanda (Eating Up) January 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Ah Brad Pitt, one of our prides from MO!

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6 Kiran January 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Love your inexpensive food ideas! Gotta get me some sardines after this ;)

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7 Mads January 17, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Legends of the Fall is such a great movie, but pretty sad. Can’t beat Brad!

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8 Tamra January 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Ha ha – I see you in the background holding your nose in the onion slicing pic.

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9 Camille January 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

So much GH bread! You are making me crave our local GH like no one’s business :)

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10 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan January 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I love the photo of the onions being sliced and you’re standing in the background holding your nose! :-) I LOVE onions. I would have been the one volunteering for that job!

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11 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Love the cute new shirts you got! I love getting great deals on clothes :)

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12 Jenn (www.real-nutrition-nyc.com January 18, 2011 at 12:16 am

yummy and FUN!!

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13 Suzanne January 18, 2011 at 12:17 am

Legends of the Fall! One of my all time fave movies ever! Brad Pitt never looked hotter. ;)

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14 Maryann January 18, 2011 at 12:19 am

Those shirts are perfect!!!

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15 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf January 18, 2011 at 12:23 am

Okay, I kid you not, just one hour ago I was researching sardine recipes and thought to myself, “hmmm. I haven’t seen sardines on Kath’s blog in a while…”

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16 Janna January 18, 2011 at 12:27 am

3 Things I loved about this post:
1. Man those onions looked tasty. ;)
2. You found amazing deals at my favorite Dillon store.
3. Your meal looked scrumptious and easy. Maybe I will give sardines another try! With a dark beer even! :)

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17 Christine (The Raw Project) January 18, 2011 at 12:30 am

Love the new tops, I wouldn’t be able to leave empty handed either. :-) Cute slicing pics, what a day!

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18 Christin@purplebirdblog January 18, 2011 at 12:31 am

Your new shirts are perfectly you!!! I love when that happens!

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19 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 18, 2011 at 12:38 am

those shirts were well-worth the space – $5?! you would have been losing money if you hadn’t gotten them. :)

i don’t know about sardines, but whoa brad pitt sure was pretty back in the day (not that he’s bad looking now!).

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20 Shannon (A Better Me) January 18, 2011 at 1:01 am

Super cute shirts! :D

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21 Lisa January 18, 2011 at 1:10 am

Legends of the Fall is SO good! The novella is good too – it is by one of my favorite authors, Jim Harrison.

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22 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 18, 2011 at 1:18 am

thank the lord you didn’t have to slice those onions! just curious, did you ever cry when you did (if you EVER prepped them!??)

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23 Cara Craves... January 18, 2011 at 1:21 am

Have fun with your next sandwich school!
Hopefully you guys are not too tired!

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24 Allison @ Happy Tales January 18, 2011 at 1:38 am

Those sliced veggies are SOOO colorful!!! I love it!

I am loving all of the shirts you got… hopefully they’ll squeeze right in to your luggage! Or you could always just wear a few layers, ha. Do they have an online store? I’d love to have a shirt with messages like that :)

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25 Crystal January 18, 2011 at 1:45 am

Love the two new t-shirts!

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26 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 18, 2011 at 2:19 am

I am a condiment taker too! Never know when you’re going to need them :)

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27 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 18, 2011 at 3:49 am

I love slicing food on slicers!! We have a small one at home, I really should use it more often!

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28 Emmy (WIne and Butter) January 18, 2011 at 4:54 am

I LOVE the ditch the car message – I live in the UK and I dont even know how to drive! Informal exercise is definitely the best way to stay healthy!

AND yes yes to slightly more expensive tinned sardines. I was always like ‘why splurge on tinned food?’ – but it makes them actually a really good meal, + super healthy and still really cheap. I like the portugese ones with chilli in the tin, served on cheesy kamut crackers (im getting really specific here :)!) with hot sauce and crudite – YUM! xox

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29 Blog is the New Black January 18, 2011 at 5:19 am

The colors in all of these pictures are stunning. Love the purple onions!

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30 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) January 18, 2011 at 5:41 am

Ha ha…I spy Kath holding her nose while the guys cut onions! That’s a great picture!

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31 Lauren at KeepItSweet January 18, 2011 at 6:10 am

You two are unbelievably creative with the hotel dinners!

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32 Hannah January 18, 2011 at 6:16 am

Oh, I’m so envious of that industrial slicer! I used to work ina cafe that made lots of sandwiches, and I had to slice everything by hand…

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33 polly January 18, 2011 at 6:24 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE these posts.
Onion face = giggles. :D

XOXO

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34 Katie January 18, 2011 at 6:32 am

Oh onions! They make me cry so much! Glad you didnt have to slce them!

THose shirts are so cute and great deals!!! I love finding good deals !

Have a great second day of sandwich school! : )

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35 stacey-healthylife January 18, 2011 at 6:42 am

I love legends of the fall, so good. Great find on the tops and super cute.

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36 Lauren January 18, 2011 at 6:50 am

I am beyond impressed with your ability to put together these romantic hotel dinners! You guys are truly travel savvy. ;)

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37 Simply Life January 18, 2011 at 7:04 am

ooh that bread does look GOOD!

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38 megan @ blackberries for jam January 18, 2011 at 7:17 am

That’s it. I’m breaking into my can of sardines today. I just needed a little nudge. Thanks!

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39 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 18, 2011 at 7:22 am

It’s a good thing they didn’t make you slice those onions! That would have been tragic! :)

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40 Jessica (Dalyauthenticity) January 18, 2011 at 7:32 am

Oh my gosh, Kath, I LOVE those shirts. I am bad when it comes to going in stores on vacation. Like you, even if I don’t “have room”, I will always find a way to “make” it! Your trip looks like so much fun! So jealous!

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41 Nichole Wood January 18, 2011 at 7:32 am

Hi! Love love love your blog but the Canadian in me had to speak up….Legends of the fall, although ‘takes place in Montana’ was actually filled just outside of Calgary Alberta Canada :-)
Cannot wait to see what photos you post next :-) The bread one was awesome!

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42 Nichole Wood January 18, 2011 at 7:32 am

sorry, typo *filmed

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43 Samantha January 18, 2011 at 7:35 am

Those slicers scare the crap outta me. Glad you still have all your finger tips!
XO

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44 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 18, 2011 at 7:38 am

i am so impressed with y’all eating from the hotel so much…i would have probably just given up by now!

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45 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 18, 2011 at 7:39 am

Haha, I you slicing onions! I am thinking that will not be your job in the shop! I love that movie too! I haven’t seen it in a while…I need to watch it again. Have fun at sandwich school today!

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46 Faith @ lovelyascharged January 18, 2011 at 7:45 am

I officially want one of those sandwich veggie slicers now! No wait, scratch that, I NEED one!

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47 Jess (Sweet Potato) January 18, 2011 at 8:06 am

I am still scared/intimidated by sardines. I’m not really sure why, though…

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48 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 18, 2011 at 8:12 am

I love how thin the bell peppers came out after touching the slicer. Awesome for sandwiches and such! :D

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49 Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) January 18, 2011 at 8:17 am

Love the onion comment/photo! :)

I used a random Pizza Hut cheese packet on my pasta last night, too! I forgot to buy real parm and realized I had some of those leftover. Works in a pinch, right?

I’m still working up the nerve to try sardines. I ate them as a kid but now I’m scurred.

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50 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 18, 2011 at 8:25 am

I’m not a Brad Pitt fan at all, but even I have to say he’s GORGEOUS in that last picture. If only he and Leonardo DiCaprio never aged!!

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51 Kath January 18, 2011 at 9:01 am

I agree – I don’t think either aged very well.. :(

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52 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 18, 2011 at 8:28 am

Big industrial slicers like that scare me a bit, but it looks like you’ve got it all under control! Hope you had a lovely movie night! :)

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53 Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 18, 2011 at 8:32 am

You got some great stuff at Patagonia! And I love the pic of you not wanting to slice the onions…haha :)

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54 Allison L. January 18, 2011 at 8:39 am

Last summer, my husband and I took a 2-week road trip from Dallas, east to the Carolinas through Tennessee, south to Florida, west to Houston and back to Dallas. We ate several meals in the car and in our hotel rooms like the ones you have been showing us. I am making notes for our next road trip to vary our car/hotel meals! Thanks!

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55 Caroline January 18, 2011 at 8:54 am

Love the stuff from patagonia…I totally want some of those shirts! And Legends of the Fall is the best! I remember seeing it in the theatre!

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56 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 18, 2011 at 8:54 am

Oh Brad! He’s so dreamy…

That bread looks amazing
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57 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 18, 2011 at 8:55 am

I love those shirts!!! So cool!

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58 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday January 18, 2011 at 8:57 am

I’ve never used a slicer on veggies before. Only on meats.

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59 Meagan January 18, 2011 at 9:01 am

If I were at that pepper slicer I would slice a whole pepper, eat a slice, slice a pepper, eat a slice, repeat repeat repeat!!

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60 Anne @ butter and bear January 18, 2011 at 9:15 am

Funny post! Love your face in the onion shot. I’m still not sold on the canned sardines though. Is there a strong fishy taste? I am always looking for easy ways to get more omega-3s in my diet, so I would love to use canned fish, but have always been to scared to try it.

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61 Katherine: Unemployed January 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

I have never seen that color of sterile gloves!

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62 Kath January 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

The sardines do taste fishy, but not in a fish market way. More of a soft, buttery way. I think their richness is what I love most about them – it’s incredible! I tell people I believe they are THE healthiest food on the planet!!!

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63 Marieke January 19, 2011 at 8:07 am

I have had a tin of sardines in my cupboard for about 6 months now. Spurred on by your blog to buy them, now really spurred on to eat them at last! (late reply, just catching up)

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64 Jessica January 18, 2011 at 9:25 am

Yay for cute new shirts!
Boo to that slicer, though, I’m so scared of them. We used to have to use them when I worked in the cafeteria and I was super slow at it (out of fear!).

Jessica

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65 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 18, 2011 at 9:31 am

Love the “Ditch the Car” tshirt!!

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66 Eileen January 18, 2011 at 9:33 am

Nice shopping loot … I would have been powerless in the face of a Patagonia outlet. LOVE the “Ditch the Car” T-shirt.

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67 Stephanie January 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

LOVE those t-shirts and LOVE Legends of the Fall.

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68 Emily January 18, 2011 at 10:17 am

I have always been afraid to try sardines too–my mother eats them all the time and I think they smell awful. I just watched ‘Fish fight’ on BBC though so now I feel compelled to try different types of fish! I suppose I will take the sardine plunge!
LOVE Legends of the fall! It was filmed by my hometown in Alberta and Brad bought a house there after he was finished. I doubt he ever visits!

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69 Lizz (Leading the Good Life) January 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

So will you be wearing 6 layers on the plane to get those new shirts home?! I’m picturing Joey from Friends when he puts on all of Chandler’s clothes. :)

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70 mary (what's cookin' with mary) January 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Is it weird that when seeing a bunch of perfectly sliced veggies makes me SMILE ?? ;P

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71 Brittany January 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I love Legend of the Fall. So glad you enjoyed it. :)

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72 Krissy January 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Love the clothes! I want to go to a patagonia outlet stat!

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73 Canadian January 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I love the “ditch the car” t-shirt! As a car-free bicycle commuter I must have one! Unfortunately it seems to be “unavailable” at online retailers. :(

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74 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I love the “Eat Local” shirt! I can’t believe the awesome deal you scored on it!

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75 Maria @ The Fitted Apron January 18, 2011 at 10:56 pm

$5 bucks? That’s a steal!

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76 Sara R. January 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I wanted to let you know that thanks to you, I just bought, ate, and enjoyed a can of sardines! I am not a picky eater, but they freaked me right out with their little spines sticking out all over the place. I tried them though, and they were quite yummy mixed with some chopped onion, pickle, carrot, lemon basil and mayo. Thanks for inspiring me to try them!

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77 Kath January 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Yay!!

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78 LCE January 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

The author of Legends of the Fall (Jim Harrison) writes about this area of Montana in many of his novels. He’s amazing and you run into him often in the area. :)

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79 Kelsey January 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I NEED a patagonia outlet in my life oh so badly!!

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80 Lisa January 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Years ago I worked at the mall right next door to a Great Harvest Bread Co. OH man….around the same time every day the whole place would smell wonderfully from the baked bread. It was so tempting!

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