Hey gang, well I'm still calling this the August newsletter even though
your getting it in September, cuz I wrote most of it in August. But then,
went out of town for a long holiday weekend and didn't get it out. That means you should get another this month.
It's been an eventful month with lots of travel and bunches of new
articles. Finally, we made the trip to Montana that I have been looking
forward to for years and though we just couldn't possibly cover as much
as I would have liked to, it was absolutely wonderful! Oh, and of course
I'll share our pictures and history with you on the website. But, in the
meantime, I have to share a great tale of a "new" old friend -- Albert
Hall. Albert's been a reader of the
newsletter almost since day one and
the "mountain man," who has a pristine little cabin in a remote portion
of the Helena National Forest, invited us for a visit. Now, as you can
imagine, we were a little nervous. No phone, four-wheel drive only into
this remote place, and someone we've never met face-to-face. Dave was
about to have a "cow," he was so nervous. I, on the other hand, tend to
be a little reckless - "oh, stop being a worry wart, it'll be fun!"
And, guess what, it WAS FUN!! He was a great host, wonderful tour
guide, and best "B&B" we've ever stayed in. Dave has a great way of
telling all about it. Check out his blog.
We flew into Jackson,Wyoming,
covering just a little part of the part of the northwest portion of the
Cowboy State, before making our way through Yellowstone National Park and into Montana. Originally, we intended
to travel up to Glacier National Park, but there is so much to see
in Montana, we decided that will have to be another trip where we cover,
northern Montana, Idaho and Washington. Instead, we made our way
westward and covered a bit of eastern Idaho, which was another great
treat. Of course, we got tons of photos and new legends, some of which
are already "up" on the website and others that will continue to be
written over the next several months.
better get going. In the meantime, I truly hope you enjoy the newsletter and the website!!