A Homestead Christmas

In Christmastime in Montana, David Walter has compiled hundreds of stories and descriptions of Christmas celebrations from the archives of Montana history, and I was perusing it earlier this week. Wait, peruse means to “examine carefully and at length?” Never mind, I wasn’t perusing anything. I speed-skimmed Christmastime in Montana, on the search for blog-postable … Read more

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11 Ways to Travel Through Montana Like My Dad

You, dear reader, will never have an opportunity to travel through Montana with my dad [name withheld because he doesn’t trust the internet]. Which is a shame, because it is one of the best ways of seeing the state. References like Names on the Faces of Montana, virtualmontana.com, this blog, and a good Montana Map … Read more

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A-hunting We Will Go: Chasing the ever-elusive Christmas Tree

Monday was cold and cloudy. Falling snow kept threatening to turn into a snowstorm, then stopping, then threatening again. Clouds obscured the hills and mountains. It was a perfect day, in short, to drive a Ford Taurus with questionable brakes up a forest service road in search the most elusive of quarries—a perfect Christmas tree. … Read more

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