Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I put up a picture on an earlier post of a taffy shop in Keystone SD where we stopped often to enjoy our favorite candy in the Black Hills. Now we have found, and visited twice, a shop that sells 58 kinds of licorice, in Arlee MT, which is about 25 miles from Missoula on the highway to Glacier Nat'l Park. Great licorice, so much to choose from! OOh! Black teeth!

We continue to look for the biggest "doodoos". Traffic was busy on this highway to Glacier, slowed by much construction, so we couldn't stop and get out to holler in this doodoo.

We couldn't figure out why this edifice was right here. Doesn't seem to make sense. We thought maybe it was going to be one of those overpasses for animals that we've been hearing about. Somehow they get the critters to cross the highway on the overpass instead of risking their lives on the road. Maybe that's what this is, still lacking the fill on the side where you see the cars. Just a guess.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Contrasting Emotions!

It's been awhile since I posted, so I thought I'd just include a couple of very contrasting photos. Our poor little Focus has suffered another injury in the same place twice! The last crash was 16 months ago, in Wenatchee. This time, in Missoula, I ran into a pick-up who didn't give right-of-way in an intersection. No one was hurt except my car. It'll soon be fixed as good as new!

This is too precious not to share. My beautiful red-headed, freckle-faced granddaughter is holding her pet rooster, Ernie. Wish I could be there!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Grant-Kohrs Ranch

We had an outing to Deer Lodge, Montana where we visited the Grant-Kohrs Ranch, a National Historic Site. Here is our granddaughter standing by a tipi on the property.

From the website, "The Grant, Kohrs, Bielenberg, and Warren families tell the story of Western ranching, from the herds trailed into the valley in th 1850s, to the last cattle sold in 1988. They represent the cattle industry from its inception through modern times."

"Wide open spaces, the hard-working cowboy, his spirited cow pony, and vast herds of cattle are among the strongest symbols of the American West. Once the headquarters of a 10 million acre cattle empire, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is a working cattle ranch that preserves these symbols and commemorates the role of cattlemen in American history."

Here at this chuckwagon we had a cup of "cowboy coffee", made in a big pot over the campfire. Delicious! We discovered this chuckwagon reproduction was built in East Wenatchee WA and transported to Deer Lodge.

A flower among flowers! This garden was next to the very large original ranch house, built 150 years ago.