Sunday, September 7, 2014

Montana

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Leaving Yellowstone Early in the Morning
Farewell 'Old Faithful'


Farewell Geyser Land

Wyoming Snow Fence


MONTANA - Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Cinnamon Creek  - the Tip of the Southwestern part of Montana
Is anyone a Louie L'Amore aficionado? He is an author of western stories.  We have many "cassette" story tapes and brought several with us to listen as we travel.  Phil wants to be Chick Bowdrie when he grows up.  Cinnamon Creek sounded like a location that Louis L'Amore would have used in his stories.

Big (Blue) Sky Country and a Black Ribbon of Highway


Small barn in the middle of nowhere.....
I like old barns, older churches and old schools...so, I am always looking for those dilapidated and neglected buildings to take pictures.....wherever we roam....

Montana Wheat Fields


COMBINE
Driving through Montana and traveling through all this vast country side with open range cattle......watching the farmers combining wheat or baling straw or hay......working long hours into the night.......I wonder what do they have for supper?.......  Would they have corn on the cob, fresh tomatoes, cucumber and onions?  Or, would there be roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy and maybe noodles - a good hearty supper? Or, would it be pickled pimento loaf cold meat sandwiches with potato chips and vanilla cream sandwich cookies with a jug of red Kool-Aid?........


LAMINATED ELECTRIAL POWER POLES
We have noticed in several states laminated beam electrical power poles.  Laminated Beams are very close to our hearts....on the road we were traveling, in Montana, there was a string of about 7 poles.

BLACKFEET NATION....we are in Indian Territory.....and I find all this history and the historical markers of this area very interesting.....through this trip we have followed the Lewis and Clark Trail off and on.
The souvenir shops are focused on Native American items.  I bought two bear claws (faux) for our grandchildren.....I think they will be fascinated with them....they are an exact replica....real bear claws go for more $$ if you can locate the availability to purchase them.  Phil purchased a pair of moccasins. 
He has wanted a pair since he was 7 years old.  His family had traveled to the Wisconsin Dells when he was a young boy and his Dad wouldn't let him have a pair.....Phil has remembered his Dad saying "no" and has waited 60 years to buy his own pair.

Tomorrow, we tour the Glacier National Park in Northern Montana, about 4 miles from the 
Canadian Border.
"Journey Mercies"