Montana Archives - Page 20 of 24 - TravelingMel


John Steinbeck said, “I am in love with Montana. For other states, I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”


We couldn’t agree more. Montana is home and travel for us. We love nesting in our chosen town at the Original Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. And we love traversing the state–climbing mountains, floating rivers, wandering through small towns and large ones (by Montana standards), and getting to know the people that, combined with an astounding landscape, make this state great.


Montana is bigger than many of the countries we visit, so there is a lot to see here.

Big Timber and Natural Bridge

Henry is back from 3 days in lovely Idaho Falls where he was filming flytyers at a flytying convention. The boys, Anders in particular, was excited to have dad home. We took Sunday to do a mini-roadtrip. We started out at our local coffee shop for breakfast then hit the highway going east. The first …

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9th Street bridge update

You’ve probably been sitting around for the last year wondering what happened to the 9th Street bridge. As you may recall, the bridge started to collapse last year when the Yellowstone River was at flood stage. I updated once when the Bailey bridge was put up. No one could figure out what to do and …

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Trumpeter swans on the lagoon

A pair of trumpeter swans are hanging out at the lagoon in Sacajawea Park. I don’t know how long they’ll stay, but they are pretty to watch. Watching the show, feeling plain. Synchronized grooming

PETA is funny

Here’s a funny news bit. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is asking Whitefish High School in northwestern Montana to change its name to “Sea Kitten High School”. From Montana CBS: What’s wrong with the name Whitefish High School? According to P.E.T.A., the use of the word “Whitefish” does not promote empathy for …

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Mill Creek ski

Last Friday Anders, Finn, Rigby and I took a little ski up Mill Creek in the Paradise Valley. Below zero temperatures were predicted for the weekend, so we got out while it was still warm. Anders and Finn rode in the double Chariot, so I got to pull 45 pounds of kids plus whatever the …

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Cherry Creek

The new video clips are up. A few Saturdays ago Anders, Finn and I went for a little hike in the Cherry Creek wetlands on the East Gallatin River in Bozeman. We walked about 100 yards to the first pond and Anders was captivated. Ducks! That boy likes him some ducks. We spent about 20 …

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My Mama and Obama

Saturday my mom, Henry, Anders, Finn and I went to a Rock the Vote event for the Democratic Party. It was mostly an Obama event, but one of our fine senators, John Tester spoke, as did the dude running for Attorney General (Steve Bullock) and Margot Kidder (you remember her as Lois Lane from the …

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