Friday, August 31, 2012

Entry 768 Marquis De Mores

When we went to Medora we had the opportunity to tour the Marquis De Mores house.  He was a man from France who came to Montana for the gold, and then decided to become a rancher.  He opened up a meat processing plant in order to ship his beef to the cities in the east.  Unfortunately, our camera's battery died, so we had to take pictures from with our phones.  Enjoy the slideshow!
Marquis De Mores Slideshow

Entry 767 Various Trips

Over the course of the summer we have taken various trips, of which, most I have already posted slideshows from our camera.  These are a series of short slideshows from our phones.
Banff Slideshow
Cathedral Slideshow
Ennis Slideshow
Fort Benton Slideshow
Gates to the Mountains Slideshow
Medora Musical Slideshow
T Roosevelt Park Slideshow
Virginia City Slideshow

Entry 766 Deer Park Museum

When our camera was stolen we lost the pictures we had taken while touring the Deer Park Museum.  However, we still took a few pictures with our phones.  This is all we have.  Enjoy!
Deer Park Slideshow

Entry 765 Wilsall

On our way to the Beartooth Highway we went through the quaint little town of Wilsall.  Enjoy the short slideshow!
Wilsall Slideshow

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Entry 764 White Sulphur Springs

We have been living in White Sulphur Springs, Montana since May.  The other day we took the walking/driving tour of the town.  I have captioned the pictures in the slideshow.  Enjoy!
White Sulphur Springs Slideshow

Entry 763 Mens Retreat

Back in May, when we first arrived in Montana, I went to a men's retreat in Augusta, Montana.  These are pictures I took along the way and at the retreat.  Enjoy the slideshow!
Mens Retreat Slideshow

Entry 762 Red Lodge

We came to Red Lodge at the end of the Beartooth Highway and spent the night at the Irish Rose B&B. The next day I completed the walking/driving tour of this quaint old town.  The slideshow has pictures of plaques or portions of the brochure to help identify some of the buildings.  Enjoy!
Red Lodge Slideshow

Entry 761 Helena Cathedral

We spent the other day in Helena, and while we were there we toured the local cathedral.  The slideshow has some beautiful pictures.
Helena Cathedral Slideshow

Entry 760 Medora & Theo Roosevelt Park

On the second weekend in August we took a small road trip to Medora, North Dakota.  The quaint little town, with its connection to President Theodore Roosevelt had much to see and enjoy.  Three days were barely enough.  We enjoyed the Medora Musical, a patriotic musical with a nice variety of music and dancing, along with a nice gospel portion. Etta May did a fantastic stand-up routine that had us laughing with tears streaming.  Prior to the musical we enjoyed a pitchfork steak fondue dinner.  The Theodore Roosevelt National Park, with its painted canyon and herds of Bison was spectacular!  The slideshow is long, but well worth your time.  So, sit back and enjoy!
Medora and Roosevelt Park Slideshow

Entry 759 Livingston Railroad Museum

On the fifth of this month we visited the Livingston Railroad Museum.  Although small, it was interesting and informative.  Enjoy this very short slideshow!
Livingston Railroad Museum Slideshow

Entry 758 Fort Benton

In the middle of July we took a road trip to Fort Benton.  It happened to be at the same time that they were hosting a state swimming competition, so there were a lot of other people there.  We didn't let it phase us, we are the ultimate tourists, walking around with camera in hand.  Enjoy the slideshow!
Fort Benton Slideshow

Entry 757 Virginia City

Virginia City is the twin to Nevada City, both being ghost towns.  However, Virginia City is not so much.  It is a small, thriving, tourist town with a lot to see and do.  We enjoyed the history and the sights.  Hope you do too!
Virginia City Slideshow

Entry 756 Nevada City

Nevada City is an old ghost town where the locals have put together a seasonal re-enactment with people in character, telling the story of Montana in its formative years.  There is also a fantastic music box museum with working machines that remind us of a bygone era.  Enjoy the slideshow!
Nevada City Slideshow

Entry 755 Ennis

When we took a little road trip in early July, Ennis was an unscheduled, pleasant surprise.  The pictures don't do justice to the eagle nest, but we tried.  Enjoy the short slide show!

Ennis Slideshow

Entry 754 Gates to the Mountains

This day trip in early July took us on a boat trip up the Missouri River to the Gates to the Mountains.  If you look at about four or five pictures near the center of the slideshow in succession, you can see the "gate" that Lewis & Clark saw that prompted them to name this beautiful natural landmark.  There are also a number of pictures of an immature Bald Eagle.  Enjoy the short slideshow!
Gates to the Mountains Slideshow

Entry 753 Mountain Man Rendezvous

At the end of June we went to a special event in Lewistown, Montana.  The Mountain Man Rendezvous was like taking a step back in time.  These muzzle loader aficionados really got into character.  Aside from  being very friendly, they also let me shoot one of these unique weapons.  I was surprised at how accurate they are.  This is a short slideshow.  Enjoy!
Mountain Man Rendezvous Slideshow

Entry 752 Canada 06-23-25-2012

In June we took a short trip up into Canada to see Banff International Park, Lake Louise, and Lake Moraine.  It was simply amazing!  We started out tent camping, but the rain put a damper on that, so we spent the next couple of nights in a hotel in Canmore, Alberta, the gateway to Banff.  On the last day of our trip, while at Lake Louise, the sun appeared and the views were just heavenly!  There are a lot of pictures in the slideshow, but I think you will find it worth your time.  So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy!
Alberta, Canada Slideshow

Entry 751 Beartooth Highway 08-25-2012

We spent this last weekend leisurely driving a loop from White Sulphur Springs to the Beartooth Highway, a mountain pass that reaches a height of nearly 11,000 feet as is twists and winds through Wyoming and Montana.  It was a truly spectacular drive!  I have included a map of the Beartooth Highway to provide some reference points as you make your way through the slideshow.  If some of the pictures seem a little hazy, it's because of all the smoke in the air from the recent fires, but you can still get a taste of the beauty.  There are a lot of pictures, so sit back and enjoy!
Beartooth Highway Slideshow