Good morning from Montana!
Nah…just kidding….but our weather here today reminds me of Montana.
My friend Candy Evans, CandysDirt.com was so sweet and asked to do a post on my Montana cabin, and why I like Montana, for her SecondShelters blog.
I was happy to share my love for that special part of America.
When Michael was about 4, we looked a snowy spot for a winter vacation. We landed in Big Sky, Montana…and loved it!
Big Sky has the largest ski area in the country…some of the best fly fishing in the country…and it’s just outside Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park.
Plus, the “big skies” of Big Sky reminded me of the wide open spaces of Texas. The mountains of Montana are newer, and not as steep and close together as the Colorado Rockies. There are giant wide open spaces between the towering peaks…everything in Montana seems like it plays out on a big screen to me. It think it’s just spectacular.
We eventually built a cabin on the Gallatin River…
Much of the Brad Pitt movie, A River Runs Through It was filmed on the Gallatin.
So when Candy asked to feature my cabin on her SecondShelters.com I hunted up some of my pics…
Here are a couple, you can click on Cabin on the River for our Q&A and Candy’s complete story.
These pictures make me want to catch the next flight to Bozeman!
Have you ever been to Montana? Did you like it?
I think it’s a beautiful place,
Cozy, relaxing and inviting. Just the way I like my cabins.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you James, Montana is a beautiful place!
I love this article on your cabin in Montana. As a young girl I had a dream of living in the mountains. After 9/11, I decided life was too short and I needed to follow my dreams. I moved to Whitefish, MT. in October 2012. During those years this city girl participated in every adventure I could come up with. I owned a horse, skied, camped, fished, boated, golfed and spent many weekends in Glacier National Park. I was able to grow into the person I wanted to be. There is something so spiritual and transformative in the mountains and am grateful for the chance to experience all that I did. I left in 2007, feeling the need to get ahead in my career. I treasure those times I had and visit often the incredible friends I made during those years. It is so nice to hear your story on Montana. It truly is God’s country.
Correction to my reply: I move to Montana in October 2002. I left in 2006.
Thanks for sharing your experience Amy, I agree that it truly is God’s country, along with Texas:)
Very nice, though quite a long commute. It reminds me that I need to get back up there to visit. My sister and B-i-l live in Helena. Their second home is downriver of Great Falls and I’d rather spend time there now then go to Glacier or Yellowstone, just for the privacy. Do you fish? The Gallatin is prime trout fishing water though a bit chilly. As for Big Sky, it was my first snow skiing experience. I remember being very sore. Heh.
I sit on the bank and watch the fish Don:) And yes, it is beautiful! Thanks for commenting, Jane
Some friends of mine have a place in Clinton and it is my favorite place in the world to be.
How pretty!! Thanks for sharing Steve:) Jane
Beautiful cabin and pictures! Thanks for sharing.
I want to visit Montana one day, yippee-o-ki-yay!
Hi Bob, thanks for the nice comment! You will like Montana if you go there, it’s beautiful:)
Thanks Jane for the beautiful pictures of Montana. It is a beautiful state. I’m a truck driver and have been through most of the lower 48 stated and I just made it through Montana for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It is now on my vacation list for the future. Being an outdoorsman I am looking forward to spending some time there.
Hi Steve, it’s is an absolutely beautiful place and if you are an outdoorsman you will love it! Jane