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Jul 1, 2012 - Virginia City-Nevada City

This is going to be our last night at Fairmont RV Park, really close to the hot springs. It has been a very nice place to strike out from and then come back to. Today we struck out to Virginia City, Nevada City, and the Ennis area. Publicised as being "ghost towns", they have really become pretty, but obvious tourist traps. We are crossing our fingers for great photo finds, however. In Ennis, I picked up a fish Christmas ornament--to celebrate the "fly fishing capital" of the world. We also picked up today a book on Henry Plummer, the...

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Jun 30, 2012 - Helena

Went to the capital of Montana, Helena. Rode a "train" and toured the city. There were a number of very rich people in the early history of the area and they built houses to reflect their wealth. Went by the Governors home which is a regular house in a regular neighborhood with no apparent security. The guide said sometimes when he does something that doesn't set well with a number of people, they put for sale signs in his yard. Next toured an exhibit of C. Russell paintings. He was a great painter and an interesting person as well. Next...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Bannack State Park

Ghost towns here we come. First we tried to find Coolidge, Montana. After finding something which looked like a trailhead for this particular site, we walked... and walked. We walked some more with thoughts of bears in mind which was the ONLY sign letting us know where we were. No ghost town was showing up. No wonder this town no longer exists. Then off we went to Bannack. Lots of buildings to make up for our first lost ghost town. I think my husband had lots of picture opportunities at that stop. Now we are trying to re navigate the rest...

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Jun 28, 2012 - Butte tour

Went on a trolley tour of Butte. The driver was a talker but that is what he is supposed to do. Interesting town that was doing good until the price of copper tanked some years ago and the mines closed. There are now a lot of empty buildings and homes in the city. We also toured house of the copper baron and it was quite a place in its time. But time has not been kind and the house is cracking, the roof has leaked and it will cost a lot of money to fix. The owners are operating it as a bed and breakfast. Not sure I would want to stay there...

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Jun 27, 2012 - On the road again

Picked up the RV this morning and got moving again, unburdened by several thousand dollars paid to the repair company. Had a very nice drive, most along a river. Fairmont Hot Springs is just outside Anaconda and next to a very nice resort where we had lunch. We are going to stay here 5 nights for several reasons: There is a lot to do. Colorado is not looking good to visit. The fires are really out of control. George

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Jul 18, 2011 - Day 2 - Another long day... Arrived at the hotel at 8:45pm

Well, after a good night's sleep we set off at 8:30 for Yellowstone National Park. The weather was fantastic - really dry, hot and sunny, and we were looking forward to a good day's riding. We arrived at the park just before 1:00pm and then met traffic. It seems that the park is popular on a Sunday in July, and that combined with tourist driving and 25 to 45 MPH speed limits combined to make it a slow ride. Living near Banff National Park we are somewhat spoilt by our local scenery, so a lot of this was a bit under-whelming. One highlight...

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Sep 10, 2008 - Grant-Kohrs Ranch/Fairmont, MT

Start odometer: 44038 End Odometer: 44,167 Got ready to leave Missoula when A noticed a vehicle part in the van. He returned to Karl Tyler Chevrolet and they put it where it belonged. There’s definitely a nip in the air today. It’s so chilly, T’s fingers ache. We encountered rain on and off on our trip eastward. We notice the “M” on the mountain that serves as an VFR navigational tool for pilots. We see the “L” on the mountain and assume it stands for Lolo. We pass a lot of heavy construction equipment along one segment of I-90. It’s the...

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May 30, 2008 - Anaconda, MT

We took off early as we were eager to get on the road and the campground we were in didn't appeal to us. We stopped just north of town to the original site of Ft. Hall and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum. We stayed for about 1 1/2 hours, most of the time talking to Rosemary the Director of the Museum. She is Shoshone, very outgoing and willing to tell us about life on the reservation - both now and in the past. We really enjoyed talking with her. The rest of the drive to Anaconda was long, rainy, beautiful and did I say long?? Great...

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Summer 2008