I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska, 3:59 AM GMT on August 20, 2016
On Wednesday I decided to drive south to Helena. I had not been there since I came through while driving to Great Falls back in April. Even though I have driven through Helena several times, I have never even stopped there. I was going to check out a couple of the golf courses, where hopefully I would find one that was not very busy and I would play a round. If not, it was a good day for a ride and i would see what I could see.
My co-worker Nichole to...
By: joealaska, 4:06 PM GMT on August 13, 2016
I have not cut the grass here for about three weeks. The heat, and lack of recent rain, is killing off the grass. Tuesday evening I was going to cut it, just to even it all out. There was one area pretty high, then a bunch was burnt out, and a few rogue weeds were getting big. BUSHLIKE. Lately I have been going around spraying the weeds, as well as pruning the crabapple trees out front.
Tuesday after work I made a grocery run, then I headed back for ...
Updated: 6:51 PM GMT on August 13, 2016
By: joealaska, 3:35 AM GMT on August 06, 2016
Well I had an itch for a drive, so I did a good one Wednesday. A FERRY DRIVE. Going to knock off the second of three free ferries. A few weeks ago I took the ferry over The Missouri River at Virgelle. There is a second ferry very near Great Falls near CARTER. But the third ferry is pretty remote. Which is what attracted me. McCLELLAND FERRY. A ferry that will help you cross The Missouri River in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. It will help you get to the other side ...
By: joealaska, 2:39 PM GMT on July 29, 2016
Tuesday night was a night to remember here in Great Falls.
After I closed down the office for the day, I went to get some groceries. Storm clouds were bubbling up from the heat of the day. But what caught my attention as I went into the store was a big cloud of brown smoke rising from behind the hills north of town. Wildfire.
After about a half hour shopping, I went back outside and everything was different. There was smoke everywhere. The...
By: joealaska, 4:14 AM GMT on July 18, 2016
I wanted to go out for a ride today, but I had to watch the final round of The Open in Scotland. Obviously I am talking GOLF, for a few of you not so sport-minded. It was very cool. Two of the best golfers in the world playing great golf at the same time. They sprinted ahead of the field by 10 strokes, keeping close until the very end. Henrik Stenson won his first major tournament, setting a couple of huge records, like lowest total score EVER in a major tourna...