Neal and I just returned from a trip to Montana. We went there to escape the summer heat of Alabama only to find that we had taken the extreme heat with us. Everywhere we went, the locals kept telling us “it is never this hot here.” Such is our luck. We still had a marvelous time exploring the area, though.
There is nothing that can describe the magnificent mountains and the rivers that undulate around the terrain. I loved watching people fly fish in the Gallatin River and the young people floating down the river on inner tubes. They were having such fun.
We took a day trip to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, where we were delighted to see Old Faithful shoot steam many feet into the air. Apparently it is so regular you can almost set your watch by it. People were gathered by the hundreds every time it erupted.
We loved the wildlife; it was baby bison time. You really had to watch as people would slam on brakes and come to complete stops in the road whenever there was a bison sighting. The elk were beautiful and seemed to put on a good show for the tourists, especially when they were grazing right in the center of town. But there was a respect for the wildlife and their beauty—you just had to keep some distance between you and the animals.
In Bozeman, Montana, we found a cowboy steakhouse (which delighted Neal) and a lovely quilt shop (which stole my heart). We have made a pact to explore our country and really take in the beauty of the United States. If you have never traveled to the West, then you might want to consider taking a trip there.
Where would you recommend we travel? Tell me about your favorite vacation spots!