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Jun 19, 2019 - Great Falls

The drive from Billings to Great Falls follows MT 3 all the way. We were pulling out of Billings on the Airport Road that leads to MT 3 and passes Zimmerman Park where we had walked on Monday. To our surprise we saw a paved path that ran along the edge of the bluff overlooking Billings and beyond. It was a clear day and we could see all the way to the snow peaked Rockies. If we ever return to Billings, we will find that path. The trip to Great Falls was uneventful. Our stairs did not fully retract. But, they retracted enough for travel. I...

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Jul 16, 2018 - Great Falls, Montana

Part 1 It is a travel day. It is about an hour to Great Falls. I must be adjusting to Montana life. Everything in Montana is measured in hours. Today, Route 89 is enjoyable. I take pictures of the Montana countryside with the Rockies in the background. We take the Northwest By-Way around Great Falls. We spent a great deal of time in Great Falls on a previous trip. Today, we continue to fill our refrigerator and head northeast.

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Jul 13, 2018 - Heading South

We got up pretty early since we had to cover about 400 miles and had to cross the border and one is never sure how long that would take. We stopped in Canmore for gas and then traveled along the trans Canada highway to Calgary. We traveled across some really pretty prairie lands and lakes and lots of signs warning us that wildlife was just around the corner. But as has been true for this whole trip, wildlife was much less plentiful than on other trips we have taken out west. No one seems sure why.I guess too many fires and too many people....

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Jul 12, 2018 - Goodbye Glacier! Heading to the Yellowstone

All good things must come to an end, but new adventures await us in Yellowstone Country! We’ll take a few days with layovers at two RV parks along the way to Gardiner, WY. After all we’re not in vacation mode where we only have a limited time, the joy of retirement living!

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Sep 6, 2017 - Great Falls

We are in Great Falls, MT. The drive from Bozeman was beautiful in many different ways. Our first stop was at the Wheat Montana Bakery. Many signs led us to it. I have never seen such huge wheat fields. Thousands of yellow acres as far as the eye could see in every direction. We expected Montana to be ranch country, which it also is, but not wheat country. Most of it has been harvested but not all of it. Our campground is not beside the Missouri River but it is close to it. Today we are visiting the Lewis and Clark

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Jun 20, 2017 - CM Russell Museum, Lewis & Clark, Great Falls

Today we headed out to the Charles M. Russell museum which holds hundreds of paintings, sculptures, drawings and illustrations that he did. Some from his childhood through the end of his life. He celebrated the culture of the American West. His works were based on American history and his own experience, including cowboys, Plains Indians and wildlife. He lived and created right here in Great Falls. I always thought that his works were in oils but he did a lot in watercolors, just amazing how detailed they are. At the museum there is the...

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Jun 19, 2017 - Great Falls Montana

Were back in US. Will be in Great Falls for 3 nites going to check the area out. We left the cousins house in Didsbury about 9:00 1 car ahead of us at border. Took 8 minutes to pass thru. Just asked if we had anyone in the trailer, ammo or guns, where are we going and live and why were we in Canada. That was it! We arrive in Great Falls about 3:30 its about 77 and looks like weather is good for the rest of the week at least for now.

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May 24, 2017 - Great Falls, MT

May 24, 2017. Headed west from Cave City, KY and started seeing a lot of flooding, mostly near the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, but it didn’t impede us. We stopped in Mountain View, MO then Bartlesville, OK where there is a HUGE Phillips 66 oil refinery and a lot of history about the oil business. Then on to Russell, KS where the weather started to get more severe. We had some very strong winds, heavy rain, thunder and lightning and cold but no freezing rain and thankfully no tornadoes or baseball size hail which was quite abundant not...

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Aug 14, 2016 - Day 6 Even Olympians Need To Rest

This was a day of rest and recharging, time to lounge over crossword puzzles,read and knit, and to clean house. I do have a gold medal to bestow on the artists who created all the works housed here in Quo Vadis. I'm running out of gallery space. And a second gold goes to Timothy Egan for his book, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, a biography of photographer and ethnologist Edward Curtis. I am always saddened to read about the decimation of Native American culture but Curtis did his darnedest to change attitudes of the day through his...

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Going for the Gold

Aug 13, 2016 - Day 5 Deja View

I've been driving from southern Montana north to Great Falls for 54 years but the experience is still amazing. Just look at that long and not so winding road as it rises to meet the big sky. I always feel like I'm soaring at the top of the world. The first gold medal today goes to the Hutterite colonies for industriousness. The colonies are scattered across these plains and stand out for their tidiness and prosperity. Judy says they provide the majority of the milk to the Montana market these days. Who else is willing to put up with the...

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Aug 8, 2016 - Malmstrom AFB

Ray had researched the part we needed, I called Fleetwood as early as I could and got part numbers for the transfer switch. Called an RV dealer in Great Falls, they referred us to mobile mechanic Apex, the dealership is booked out 6 weeks. Called Apex, ordered the part, next day shipping to his home. Somehow I was able to get through to Fleetwood to order the part before they closed (we're 2 hours behind them) and going in and out of cell phone coverage in this part of Montana. We were fortunate to find a spot at this famcamp, there were 2...

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2016 Eagle trip

Jul 23, 2016 - Great Falls

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana. The population was 58,505 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Cascade County and has a population of 82,278. Great Falls was the largest city in Montana from 1950 to 1970, when Billings surpassed it. Great Falls remained the second largest city in Montana until 2000, when it was passed by Missoula. Since then Great Falls has been the third largest city in the state. Great Falls...

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2016 RV Adventure

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