A Very Big Sky Mother's Day

Written by Kipp Proctor on  at


Perfect spring weather was welcomed with open arms this past weekend and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time: Mother’s Day. Even though I was well over 1,000 miles from home, I felt the need to take advantage of the warm sunshine after a long phone call Sunday morning wishing my Mom a great day.

With highs in the mid to upper 70s over the weekend, Mother’s Day brought spring with summer closely in tow. Around the area families were out in full force enjoying the sunshine, dry trails and green grass. Even my friend’s Brit and Kelsey (a new mother as of Saturday) were out with their newest addition (puppy) Gus: an adorable 7 week old Brittany Spaniel.

Not about to let a great day pass us by, my friends and I spent Mother’s Day at Big Sky’s community park. We made a day of it using the multi-purpose field to its fullest extent. Tossing around the frisbee, softball and football, we bided our time between sports stretching out and lounging under the blue skies above.

We even found time to session the new bouldering wall (a large concrete boulder) next to the basketball court and new skatepark. Running low on chalk and stamina after a long day, the wall eventually got the best of my hands with a few blisters to prove it. But with multiple faces, pitches and holds, it’s a splendid addition to Big Sky’s already fabulous community park complex. My friends and I will be back.

Making our mom’s proud; we soaked up the warm weather and good company. Exactly how they would have liked.

-Kipp Proctor

Skatepark Panorama Finished3

Gus 5-12-13
Gus had quite the weekend!