Category Archives: Montana

A Road Trip to a Really Cool Time at Norris Hot Springs

It’s that time of year in Montana when we couldn’t agree more with Henry James:  “The two most beautiful words in the English language are summer afternoon.”  Especially after this past winter, we’ve been thoroughly enjoying not just summer afternoons, … Continue reading

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Let’s all go to the fair!

Monday was “Free for Geezers Day” at the Yellowstone County Fair.  For all of you who don’t speak AARP, geezer is defined as anyone over 62 whether you have gray hair or not.  “Free for Geezers Day” is kind of … Continue reading

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Our Spiritual – and Spirited – Summer Thursday Nights at St. John’s

Despite the weather and the date on the calendar, summer for us doesn’t officially begin until the advent of St. John’s Summer Concert Series in Billings in early July.  This retirement and nursing home community has as its mission to … Continue reading

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Neon, Nectar, and a Guitar-Pickin’ Knight

This past Friday night, at the invitation of our No-Blood-Kin Cuzzin Al Cooper, we headed south to Red Lodge, Mt to spend an evening listening to this guitar-pickin’ knight – the revered Reverend Al – perform at Snow Creek Saloon. Now I’ve … Continue reading

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Christmas Stroll

About 22 miles to the south of us, nestled up against the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains, is the town of Red Lodge, our county seat.  The town was established in 1884 and before that had a long history of … Continue reading

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The National Ski Joring Finals

So, you might be asking yourself (or maybe not) just what the @#%* is Ski Joring and how the hell do you spell it?  Can’t help you decide which of the 300 ways of spelling it is correct but it … Continue reading

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Blue Jeans Blues

There is a special Valentine’s Day sweetheart dinner coming up soon and I realized that I didn’t have any decent jeans to wear.                                   … Continue reading

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How We Went to Church on Saturday ….

….. or at least that’s what it felt like when Michael and I took a little road trip – about 45 miles to the north – to Molt, MT Saturday morning.   Here’s the view on the way to Molt (where … Continue reading

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Some Fun in the Winter Sun ….. and Moonlight, too

I’ll admit it – I’m challenged by winter in Montana.   It’s not so much the cold, as the fact that it’s dark for most of the day (or so it seems) and I just want to sit inside, next … Continue reading

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Roadside Attraction

Just about 6 miles down Highway 212 from our home is–a roadside attraction?–a work of folk art?–a result of passion?– a labor of love?–or obsession? From about 1957 through 1980, Adolph Land along with help from his wife and others, … Continue reading

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