If you don’t have a trip to Bozeman planned, now is the time!
Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit Southwest Montana. The leaves are turning, the air is cooler, and the crowds are thinner. Wedding season has given way to the local college football frenzy along with fall fishing, beautiful hikes, and ample excursion options. From corn and hay mazes to pumpkin spice everything, you can literally taste the change of the season in the Gallatin Valley right now.
It’s easier than you think.
Recently I had the privilege of organizing my 40th class reunion. Not serving on a committee, but rather brazenly just doing it myself. I’ve always been bossy, but this was mostly about not living in my hometown where I could rally a committee. The locals have done their part for past events, it was time to step up.
Weddings and marriage go hand in hand.
Our daughter is getting married in August, the same month we celebrate our 30th anniversary. We’re not really sure how this happened. Our own wedding was just a few minutes ago.
Mother Nature brings families together.
We’ve made a lot of lasting memories with our children over the years, but the family camping trips are in a category of their own.
- There was the weekend an enormous pine tree blew down on the neighboring picnic table which was also the weekend we had a black bear in camp.
- There was the weekend with a mouse in the camper which made our daughter forever terrified of the little rodents, understandably so, since he ran across her pillow!
- There was the weekend we rafted the slow part of a river and got eaten alive by mosquitos.
- There were the weekend archery shoots when our extended family came to walk the course, camp, and explore the backwoods with us.
- There were many amazing weekends, all etched in our hearts and minds.
Don’t Believe Everything You See in the Movies
I’m sure I’m not the only Montanan that was slightly distressed when I started watching the series Yellowstone. No offense to the writers and producers but talk about a creative depiction of what it’s like to live in Big Sky Country.
Turn your trash into someone else’s treasure.
This is the time of year when we not only make the rounds at local garage sales, we also typically have one of our own. I hear a lot of people saying that it’s just too much work to put on a sale but after organizing dozens, I can honestly say it just isn’t that hard. It helps with clutter, reduces waste, brings in a few extra dollars, and is a fun opportunity to interact with humans.