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Jul 25, 2018 - lessons in RV living. Little big horn, Lewis and Clark Cavern, Big Sky.

Full moons keep me up so I'm taking this opportunity to write. We are at Moose Creek Campground about 6 miles away from Big Sky Montana. No internet here. So I'll post tomorrow am. It's probably best there is no internet. Fridge fixed on Friday, replaced the cooler once again. Nice cold fully loaded fridge stopped working again today. At least not having service has deterred us from verbally blaming anyone or calling everyone to pout. I tried a new strategy to cope this time. We tried whisky and having a really good big dinner. Did I...

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Jun 12, 2018 - Hello Tent . . . I have missed you!!!

Why is the grass crunchy this morning?? Probably because its 31 degrees outside! Well we were going straight up to start our day so it won't take us long to warm up! Still we thought we would need an extra layer because these passes were always in the shadow of the early morning sun, it gets chilly even tho we were working hard. We layered up. By time we got to the end of the drive, we took off the first layer, and we only just left camp! First surprise of the day, the road was wide open and fully exposed to the sun so it wasn't long and we...

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Jul 30, 2017 - Big Sky Country

After visiting the Glacier National Park area of Montana, we headed south toward Bozeman and the Big Sky territory. On the way to Bozeman, we stopped off in Missoula, home of the Montana University Grizzlies. While making my usual stop at the bookstore, I noticed a large M on the side of the mountain near the university. I discovered it was a trail called "Hike the M". It was short and I thought the pups might need some exercise after the trip from up north. So, we took off. Yes, it was hot. Too hot. Yes, I should have known better. We...

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Gypsy Journey

Mar 10, 2013 - Home Again, Home Again.

All good things must end, right? As did our trip. But not before a few more adventures along the way. Our departure from Hermosillo was much less dramatic than our entry. We had studied the map and even the great stunt driver, Joaquin Peligrso had asked for directions. It was two right turns, the first out of the hotel parking lot. Then an immediate right on to MX 15 North. And away we went. Next stop Magdalena, Sonora. There we cleaned out all the pharmecias of their supply of Arnica Cream, the cure all Mexican salve/cream. At 21km, is...

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Jan 26, 2013 - Painting Complete!

Thursday, we completed the painting project. Done are the days of hanging off a two story extension ladder! Jack has been hanging pictures and peeling off painter tape from around door frames and woodwork. Suitcases are out and the packing begins today. Although the weather is not that bad here in Big Sky, we still feel a giddiness about our impending departure. Every day, I watch the temperatures is Alamos......upper 60's...........mid to upper 70's and the occasional low 80's. YES! We both look forward to long walks, not on ice, but on...

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Jan 21, 2013 - Planning for our Alamos, Sonora Mexico trip.

In seven short days, we'll embark on our next adventure. A month long stay in Alamos, Sonora Mexico. It is a lovely colonial city in the western foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains. We've rented a two bedroom, two bath adobe home near the old plaza. It should a great spot from which to begin to explore this exciting old town. Jack has almost finished his packing. I have yet to begin. So far, Copper the cat has no idea she is about to take 3,200+ mile excursion. We will enjoy keeping our friends and family updated on our newest adventure.

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Sep 11, 2012 - Anaconda and Butte

Sept. 11, 2012 After checking out the town of Missoula a little more, we headed southeast.  Great mountain scenery, still following the Clark Fork River.  Still hazy from smoke, so photos aren't good. At a rest stop there was the largest truck I have ever seen for hauling on the highway.  It had a driver/cab at both ends!  It was hauling a big milled, cylindrical thing that was probably for the internal workings of a hydroelectric generator. Took Hwy 1 to Georgetown Lake, beautiful scenic drive through classic Montana open mountains.  At...

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Summer Trip 2012

Jul 15, 2012 - Big Sky, MT

Took a side trip to Big Sky, MT, home of the biggest ski resort we have seen....we kept seeing runs every time we turned a corner...and soooo steep! I swear parts of a couple of runs were vertical! On the trip there we took a southern loop from Virginia City through parts of Yellowstone NP...no charge to drive through or hike in the portion of e park in MT and extreme west WY. The drive was mostly through valleys, although we did cut across a few mountains. We thought Reelfoot Lake in TN was amazing since it was formed by an...

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Summer 2012

Aug 10, 2010 - State Crossing in 60 Miles

Today we drove through Idaho and into Montana. Idaho was mostly widely spaced trees on short round steep mountains. We saw a beautiful lake lined with ugly houses and boats gliding over gentle waves. Montana is rangeland and Emily had no shortage of cows to collect for her game. We stayed at Swan Creek campground. After dinner we went to look for pikas in the skree slope in the rain. After it started raining harder we decided that the pikas were smarter than us about staying out of the rain.

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Apr 15, 2010 - We're off

Sunday April 11 at 6:50 AM we bid farewell to Big Sky, MT. Thankfully, the sun was shining and the skies were blue as we made our way to Pocatello, ID to say good bye to Aaron and family. A picnic lunch north of Ogden gave us a chance to stretch our legs. Salt Lake City was navigated by Jack (Joaquin) as if he were a pro. I took over the wheel in American Fork and took us as far as Moab, UT. Jack took us on to Monticello, UT where our Roadway Inn room was waiting. An eleven and half hour day! Copper was glad to have roaming room. Monday,...

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Mar 24, 2010 - On the Mend

March 24 and sunny in Big Sky, MT. The packing boxes used for Garrett's choo choo train last weekend are now back to packing boxes. The packers, however have been down and out with the Big Sky Crud. We are on the mend and expect to be in full packing mode by the weekend. It is only two weeks and four days until we leave for Las Cruces, NM. We have to obtain a certified letter from our credit union giving us permission to take the Pleasure Way to Mexico. Copper Kitty needs her spring haircut and checkup at the vet so her papers for entry to...

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Oct 7, 2007 - Leaving Big Sky

I was supposed to leave two days ago. Who would have thought we'd have an early snowstorm? Although I was prepared - with new snow tires on my newly purchased Subaru Outback with AWD, I just wasn't ready to begin this trip in the snow. Forget the idea of driving in the snow; with such poor visibility, I wouldn't be able to see a thing! The extra days gave me time to more fully contemplate this new journey, to look at where I'd been and where I might be going. In early October just two years ago, I began my seven-week Retirement Road Trip, a...

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