Do You Have What It Takes – Part II

The other day I went golfing for the first time this year. Did pretty well – played nine holes (the back nine) and shot a 38. The weather was gorgeous – 60+ degrees, clear as a bell. Woke up this morning to this:

View from our Missoula Apt


Which, of course, suggests the following meme:


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Finally, Spring!


Crocus – 1 April, 2017. Just outside our cabin

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Living in Montana? Do You Have What It Takes?

Well, I’ve got a .300 Mag, .45 Desert Eagle, and 9mm for the little guys. So, yeah, I think I have what it takes.

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March 13th, 2017

These pics were kindly taken by our friends and fellow Trouthaven residents, Andy and Jacey Watson. This is a lot of snow for this time of year so everyone is looking for decent water flows this season.


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Trouthaven – Sunday, 15 January 2017

Yesterday, Sunday 15 January, 2016, Lynn Farmer, Gail and I went up Rock Creek to our cabins. The snow was too deep for Lynn’s truck (even with chains), so we parked just off the main road and hiked in to Trouthaven.These are a few of the pictures we took.

Here’s Gail returning to the truck after hiking into the cabin (about 0.5 miles) on Snow Shoes for the first time.

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December, 2016

Pictures taken at the Howard’s house in Bozeman in December 2016 as we wait for our house in Missoula to be finished.


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Trouthaven Cabin – Dec 2016

Picture courtesy of Karen Gunderson Booker. In this picture we’re looking South to our Cabin.

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Bozeman Stroll

A few nights ago, Gail and I, along with friends Bob and Joanne Nute and Kaye and Jack Gaines participated in a celebration called the Bozeman Christmas Stroll.

Every year about this time, the city shuts down Main street, erects these giant street lights called “Spiders”, invites vendors to set up shop on the sidewalks in response to which the entire city turns out and walks up and down Main eating stuff, listening to street music, and enjoying the evening. Great good fun.

It was 28o F when this picture was taken.

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Mid-November at Trouthaven. Sited this nice, not-so-small 2 point muley near our cabin. It’s been unusually warm and wet which have kept the bucks high. Good to see the boys coming down into the valley. Big snow storm forecast for this Thursday (17 Nov, 2016) so sitings such as this ought not be so rare.


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House Progress – Trusses in place

Roof trusses in place. Doing the sheathing this week and hopefully fully dried in by Thanksgiving (Click to enlarge).


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