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Sep 12, 2017 - Oops! Make that Ruby Monday!

Are you confused yet? Apparently, I'm on travel time which means I've no idea what day it is despite all the digital tools that remind me constantly. Today is Tuesday, I'm pretty sure, and on this day, as the Turtles sang for the flower children, We're Happy Together. This is the BBB's final day together. We saw Kaye off early this morning to serve jury duty and the rest of us managed to fit in our requisite craft project. We'll be heading home tomorrow armed with a nifty Halloween lantern, thanks to Shovie. We mostly hung out in our pj's,...

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Sep 11, 2017 - Ruby Tuesday

The day began with a rosy sunrise as we witnessed what few others get to enjoy up close: mule deer, Carly and offspring Echo, frolicking in the back yard (pet deer are illegal so Carly and Echo just happen to consider this home). Joan and John not only host a raft of animal life on their homestead but also grow gourmet-worthy tomatoes in their greenhouse and exotic flowers in their home. Renaissance Montanans. After enough coffee to float Joan's fleet of Dutch sailing ships we mustered the troops to make our way, flowers in our hair, into...

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Sep 10, 2017 - Pleasant Valley Sunday

This morning the eight of us loaded into my Honda Pilot and headed off across the center of Montana to The 23rd annual Bale Trail, a competition that takes place among the ranchers and residents of C.M. Russell country. After a miandering drive from Big Timber past bison herds, antelope and deer, windmill farms, and Hutterite colonies, we arrived at a real down-home version of the Monkees"Pleasant Valley Sunday." For 21 miles we drove past clever hay bale sculptures displ"hay"ed in ranchers' fields. Signs identified oct"hay"pus,...

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Sep 9, 2017 - Light My Fire

The Doors sang today's song as I made my way into Montana. "Come on, Baby, light my fire." The drive through the southwest corner of Montana was washed temporarily free of smoke by the rain showers. Juxtaposed against the rain cloud skies were the black-faced sheep with color coordinated blackbirds perched on their wooly white backs, sassy black and white magpies frolicking along the roadway, and jewel colored jars of preserves lining a farmer's booth at the Dillon farmers' market. Not until I got over the Continental Divide to the east...

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Jul 28, 2017 - Our Last Day at Big Timber

Today was house cleaning and R & R. We went to town for lunch and had a great sandwich at the Timber Bar. After lunch we decided to see a local attraction so we drove twenty seven miles south of town to see a State Monument called Natural Bridge Falls. What you don't find out till you get there is, that the natural bridge fell in due to erosion in 1988 and the falls are only in times of high water flow. Today, the river rushed down a cascade and then into a hole and came out the other side. Looking at the landscape, the water flow would...

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Jul 26, 2017 - Visiting Yellowstone

What a great day. Since Yellowstone was a mere ninety miles away, we decided to do a day trip. The valley surrounding Highway 89 on the way to the North Entrance is really beautiful. It would be easy to picture yourself living in this peaceful, scenic valley with the Yellowstone River running through it. When we arrived at Yellowstone, we went first to the Hot Springs at Mammoth. Along the way we saw our first wildlife, two elk grazing along the road. We didn't have time to do the hike to the top of the hot springs but got some pictures on...

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Jul 25, 2017 - A Lazy Day

Today we had to do some laundry but other than that, we just hung out in the RV. Yesterday the temperature was 96 degrees. Today it is 69 degrees and cloudy with an occasional rain shower. A good day to rest. We did make a trip into town for lunch which was yummy. Other than that just a lazy day.

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Jul 24, 2017 - Going to Big Timber Montana

We headed out to Big Timber, Montana. Along the way we stopped at Bozeman for some lunch then continued on our way to Big Timber. When we crossed the Yellowstone River, just had to get a picture. We arrived at Spring Creek Campground in Big Timber around 2:00pm. It is a lovely campground and our site is right on the Boulder River which according to their pamphlet is a Blue Ribbon fishing river. Also on the property are a couple of trout ponds. The sites are gravel, long and flat. We looked around a little, took a few naps, had dinner and...

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Jun 3, 2017 - The Crazy Mountains

. After leaving Billings on Wednesday, May 31st, Hazel and I drove the 80 miles West to Big Timber. Forty years ago, a friend of mine worked at a bank here, and we would four-wheel up the mountain to the South to the ghost town of Independence, where an abandoned silver mine was located, then go farther up to reach Blue Lake, just below the peak of the mountain. . It was a beautiful trip, and I'd hoped to recreate the experience, but now I was told the road is in such bad shape, not even a 4X4 can't make it, and to further complicate...

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Aug 11, 2016 - Day 3 So.Much.Driving

The first gold medal this day was awarded to Montana for vastness: rolling fields, plains and hills as far as the eye can see to the distant mountains whose pinnacles support the the big sky. Ah, home. I crossed the Continental Divide of the Rockies twice, getting to Big Timber under the watchful eye of the Pioneer Mountains, the Absaroka Range and the Crazies, majestic all. The second gold went to BFF Judy for carrying on. Widow of dairy/beef farmer Russell, she continues to farm the family homestead in Ballentine with her son Dean and has...

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Going for the Gold

Aug 6, 2016 - Driving throug Montana

On the road at 9 am trying to make a good trek through Montana. We hit a couple of terenchial rainfalls and had to stop for it to lighten up. I was pretty nervous , not being able to see the road ahead. Great driving skills Frank, and I believe a higher power is amongst us all the way! We were challenged to find a camping spot in Billings, so we finally after much searching through our Good Sam GPS we are now settled in at a KOA in Big Timber Montana. Nice RV site ! Frank is happy to relax and watch some local news. We are still muggy out...

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May 6, 2016 - Yellowstone

From Big Timber KOA Montana We started our journey east today. It was very hard leaving. Last night all the kids came over with Mother's Day cards they made and some pictures. There was a lot of tears and sad good-byes. We got up early to make our 9:00 appt. to get the oil changed. I tried to put the satellite dish down and it stopped halfway.. Called the serice # and they walked me through a sequence of pushing buttons and it recalibrated and came down. We went back to Patirck's house to wait for the coach so we got to spend some time with...

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