What I loved about the drive to hunter safety last night was that it took us off the beaten path over a sloppy road out to a ranch under the big sky. It made me feel like a Montanan and I am still awestruck that I live here.
Someone once told me that I should not come to Montana unless I loved the outdoors and wanted to camp, hunt, and fish. I cannot say that I avidly pursue any of those activities, yet I do engage in two of them with hunting inevitably coming to pass. Montana has turned out to be everything I expected, and more.
Because it’s been 7 years and a bit of a lifestyle change from living in New Orleans, I thought I’d share 7 things I’ve seen or done in the Treasure State that I didn’t do – wouldn’t do – or have the opportunity to do – in the south.
1. See bears – I didn’t see bears, moose, mountain goats, marmots, or bighorn sheep until I moved to Montana.
2. Cycle the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
3. Make homemade fireweed honey.
4. Shop at the thrift store.
5. Have a real winter with sledding, snowshoeing, and ice skating.
6. Go to bar stool races.
7. Attend a sled dog race.
There is so much more, but I am committed to 7! If you are interested in what life is like in rural Montana, I invite you to look around this site.
Thank you for stopping by today!