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Livingston, MT in the news

According to CNN, President Obama was in Livingston, Montana today to make his pitch for health care to skeptical Montanians. Some of the shots that caught our eyes when we photographed in town were equally of interest to the CNN videographers. They shot the theater, the Sax and Fryer bookstore, and the old hardware as B roll. And, of course, the town hall rhetoric was there too.
Owl Bar with Empire Theatre beyond.

Owl Bar with Empire Theatre beyond.

We like Livingston. There are a lot of bars here! (That’s not why we like it.) It’s just a funky town with some real character. We had a good meal out for a reasonable price. Walked around and took photos, Erik succumbed to the urge and bought a cowboy hat. Yee haw.

Down on Main Street.

Down on Main Street.

This dog reminded me of the late great Kasha Montana, because it clearly loves to go in the car.

This dog reminded me of the late great Kasha Montana, because it clearly loves to go in the car.

Former home of Erik's new hat.

Former home of Erik's new hat.

Latest travel story

Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park

Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park

Was about the wonders of Glacier National Park. Here.

This week’s travel story

Is about Pony, Montana, my favorite Montana ghost town.

Pony icon.

Pony icon.

Link to story.

Tiny baby goat

It is so little!

It is so little!

One more shot that I forgot to share from the Logan Pass hike. For two of the three years that Liz and Elda and I had a Tough Enough Team, we were the Galloping Mountain Goats. They really do gallop! I saw them.

Many Glacier (from yesterday)

Before we left for Canada yesterday we took a quick detour to Many Glacier and hiked for about three hours. There were few people around and it was a beautiful day.

Many Glacier Hotel across Swiftwater Lake.

Many Glacier Hotel across Swiftwater Lake.

Lake Josephine.

Lake Josephine.

Some of these trails were near where I had hiked with my family on my first visit here. We were terrified on the hike because there was evidence of big bears in the area, probably grizzlies. This hike was much more relaxed and the bears were nowhere to be seen. It was a nice way to conclude a visit to Glacier National Park.

Montana roundup

While we are off between Waterton and Banff, a few missed Montana shots..

Iron horse, Bozeman.

Iron horse, Bozeman.

Helena dog.

Helena dog.

Missoula murals.

Missoula murals.

Loved that boat ride.

Loved that boat ride.

Crazy eagle gate outside West Glacier.

Crazy eagle gate outside West Glacier.

Neat that the Flathead tribe has signs in their language.

Neat that the Flathead tribe has signs in their language.

Bank door in Pony.

Bank door in Pony.

Great name for wine.

Great name for wine.

Of all the states we have visited so far, Montana is by far my favorite. I had such a great time here and would absolutely visit Glacier Park again and again, just like I visit Yosemite very frequently.

Bear in camp

First bear we've seen..

First bear we've seen..

Erik spotted this bear at our campground in St. Mary, Montana while I was off blogging. It roamed through the campground and quickly scampered away. Supposedly the former owner of this camp could often be seen chasing bears away in his later years.. while riding in a golf cart.