Bitter Root Brewing, Hamilton Montana

Bitter Root Brewing, Hamilton Montana

I had purposely planned my trip to Big Hole National Battlefield so I could drive Montana’s highway 93. Highway 93 is a scenic drive that carries you over a small winding mountain pass that typically I would not have minded driving… however when I melted my breaks earlier in the … Continue reading

Big Hole National Battlefield, Montana

Big Hole National Battlefield

On the move since May 1877, the Nez Perce set up camp in the Big Hole Valley on August 7th, 1877. The United States Army had been trying to move the Nez Perce onto a reservation since May of that year. The Nez Perce were reluctant and rightfully so. As … Continue reading

Road Tripping Idaho, Utah and Montana

Road Tripping Idaho, Utah and Montana

Below is the itinerary that I used for our Fall 2013 road trip through Idaho, Utah and Montana. Over the next few postings I will share stories from our travels. Be sure to check back often so you don’t miss any of our adventures!

Spontaneous Road Trip 2013 Around Montana and Idaho

Spontaneous Road Trip 2013 Around Montana and Idaho

I am not known for spontaneity. There I said it. If you know me or have seen at least some of my blog postings about trip planning you will notice there is not much room for “stumbling on to the next great thing” while Boomer and I truck off to … Continue reading

A Self-Guided Walking Tour Downtown, Missoula Montana

A Self-Guided Walking Tour Downtown, Missoula Montana

With our bellies full of beer from the brewfest we decided to walk off some calories by doing a self-guided walking tour around downtown Missoula. It was mostly an attempt to spend more time in Missoula as it is one of my favorite towns. At the brew festival a local … Continue reading

21st Annual Garden City Brew Fest, Missoula Montana

21st Annual Garden City Brew Fest, Missoula Montana

Finally winter had disappeared and it had become brew fest season!  My first brew fest of the 2013 year was the Garden City Brew Fest in Missoula Montana. Although it was the 21st year of this annual fest it was my first time attending, but surely will not be my … Continue reading

South Dakota Trip in Review

South Dakota Trip in Review

I had another great solo trip under my travel belt. A few things learned: 1. If I have to arrive late to a hotel, make sure it’s in a safe spot. 2. No matter how I try to conserve gas on a road trip I will most likely fail due … Continue reading

Day 8 Virginia City / Bannack State Park / Butte, Montana

Day 8 Virginia City / Bannack State Park / Butte, Montana

I always had a fond memory from my childhood of Virginia City Montana. My parents had taken me there on a family vacation and we panned for gold, rode a train from Virginia City to Nevada City (the town next door) and from what I remember Virginia City was a … Continue reading

Day 3 – Visiting The Battle of the Little Bighorn, Montana

Day 3 – Visiting The Battle of the Little Bighorn, Montana

What better way to start out the day than with a history lesson at The Battle of the Little Bighorn?  If you are not familiar with what The Battle of the Little Bighorn is, it is where General Armstrong Custer made his last stand.