Category Archives: family

cabin joy

Banjo Man has a cabin.  And he loves it very much. Many of you reading this already know that. This fall the cabin got a new roof, a new porch, new screens, new supports and–ta da!–a floor.  The excitement of … Continue reading

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the man above the mountains

His neck is on fire. He is not wearing a mask. This was the view from the plane as we flew over Colorado last Wednesday afternoon. The sudden onset of smoke was startling. Such a filthy sight after many miles … Continue reading

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the labor day storm

  Everyone I’ve talked to says they’ve never experienced a storm like the one we had on Labor Day Monday. The guys were up and out early, before seven, to head up to the cabin and get things ready for … Continue reading

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looks like we made it

Yep, we made it to FIFTY YEARS.  Happy Anniversary, Banjo Man! Here we are up at the cabin a couple of weeks ago.  Banjo Man is explaining something to me.  I do not remember a word he said. That might … Continue reading

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it’s that time again

Last Thursday the Elberta peaches arrived at the Peach Man.  I’d checked the Facebook page and knew they’d–finally–be in town.  So I was there at the tent at 8:45, just in case Mike the Peach Man opened early.  And he … Continue reading

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a late summer sunday

We’d promised ourselves a Sunday morning kayaking jaunt.  It was a bit breezy so we didn’t plan to go far, just around the point to paddle along the shoreline for a while.  It’s a different view of the world from … Continue reading

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and day four continues…

We left Choteau reluctantly.  We bought sandwiches at a deli across the street from the museum and then headed west. Gorgeous country. Banjo Man wants to return and see Egg Mountain, where dinosaur eggs have been found. He wants to … Continue reading

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choteau, day four

Let’s talk about dinosaurs.  Two Medicine Dinosaur Center is on the “Dinosaur  Trail”, a statewide trail of dinosaur museums and parks in eastern and central Montana. This particular museum was in Bynum, about fifteen miles north of Choteau.   It offers … Continue reading

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more fort benton, day three

After putting 6000 steps on my Fitbit, I sat on a bench along the Missouri and had a nourishing snack. Fort Benton’s scenic downtown: Inside the sheriff’s office at the Homestead Village.  The two jail cells were very, very creepy. … Continue reading

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north to fort benton, day three

Another glorious Montana morning and we were heading to Fort Benton, a historic town on the Missouri River. We had no idea how much history was in store. As we packed our stuff into the car and prepared to leave … Continue reading

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