7 Things to do in Montana

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.


One of many Montana barns


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!


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