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Exploring Coolidge Ghost Town in Southwest Montana

October 17, 2014
Donna Hull at Coolidge Ghost Town, Montana

On a cold, September day, the one-mile walk to Coolidge Ghost Town is sort of spooky. Trees crowd each side of the level trail that parallels a creek. The trees give the trail a closed-in feeling, blocking out the weak sunlight so that shade accompanies most of our walk. Leftover equipment from Montana‘s silver mining history is scattered here […]

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Tips for Visiting Polebridge, Montana

July 26, 2014
Picnic at Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park

Updated 08.01.2015 Would you like to visit a corner of Glacier National Park that’s not quite so crowded with tourists? And wouldn’t it be fun if there was a bakery where locals and tourists compared Montana adventures over bear claws, huckleberry macaroons or gooey cinnamon rolls? You can do that in Polebridge, Montana. Alan and I […]

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Top Five Montana Travel Apps

July 7, 2014
St Mary Lake_ Glacier National Park

As Alan and Donna can tell you, active travel in Montana is a boomer’s dream come true. From romantic lodges in the middle of beautiful scenery to mountainous and lake-laden hiking options, Big Sky Country offers a seemingly never-ending array of active travel possibilities. Of course, taking full advantage of all that Montana has to […]

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Saturday’s scene: on the beach in Montana

April 27, 2013
beach at St. Mary Lake

Close your eyes and think of a favorite beach. Is it the rocky shore of a mountain lake like the one in Alan’s photo? Or is it the white sands of a tropical paradise like the Iles de Pins beach that we visited on a Seabourn Cruise in the South Pacific? Growing up, my idea […]

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Saturday’s scene: meeting a mountain goat in Montana

January 19, 2013

Meeting up with a mountain goat in Glacier National Park is fairly easy to do. Alan photographed this one when our Road Scholar hiking program stopped for lunch at Hidden Lake Overlook in the Montana national park. Actually, he was photographing me when his peripheral vision caught movement in the trees. Swinging the camera around, […]

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Montana History Meets Hospitality at The Sanders

September 24, 2012
Sanders Bed and Breakfast

Updated: 07.01.2014 On a boomer road trip to Helena, Montana, Alan and I discovered that gold rush history lives on in 19th century mansions located throughout the city. During a stay at The Sanders, one of several bed and breakfasts lining Ewing Street, we slept in the well-preserved mansion of Montana’s first U.S. Senator, Wilbur […]

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Big Mountain waits for us in Whitefish, Montana

September 9, 2012

The late afternoon sun bathes Big Mountain in a golden light as storm clouds begin to drift over Whitefish Mountain Resort in Northwestern Montana. Tomorrow is the beginning of our Road Scholar hiking program in Glacier National Park. But, first, we’ll get our itchy travel feet wet (hopefully not literally) hiking Big Mountain on the […]

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A new boomer travel experience: fly fishing in Montana

July 26, 2012
Trout caught in Missouri River

Updated 07.01.2013 Blame it on A River Runs Through It, the movie (and novella by Norman Maclean)  that romanticized fly fishing in Montana. Or at least that’s the way this boomer traveler sees it. Ever since I watched golden-haired Robert Redford casting his line into the Blackfoot River against the backdrop of Montana mountain beauty, I’ve […]

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Saturday’s scene: discovering a Montana secret

July 14, 2012
Montana state capital

Is there a secret hidden in Driving the Golden Spike that hangs in the western arch of the rotunda in Montana’s State Capitol Building? According to Rock Ringling, one of our hosts at The Sanders Bed and Breakfast, there are a few missing items in the painting. Rock told us that the painter, Amédéé Joullin was […]

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Saturday’s scene: exploring in our Montana backyard

June 30, 2012
Skalkaho Falls

Alan and I include exploring in our own backyard when planning boomer travel adventures. We think it’s important to know and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Plus, a short day trip is a great mood booster. Getting away from the desk, and other household duties, fuels our creativity. I can’t tell you how many […]

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