I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska, 7:51 PM GMT on September 21, 2016
Tuesday night. It was breezy and cloudy today, but comfortable. Tomorrow I am off, and weather will determine what I do. I may try for the 4th or 5th time to get out on Eagle Falls Golf Course. It is close to Anaconda Hills Golf Course, just across The Missouri River. But every time I went there it was overwhelmed with retirees. This is not uncommon, they all flock to certain courses. I just want to play it once! If I showed up at 4 PM, it would probably be ...
By: joealaska, 2:43 PM GMT on September 16, 2016
On 911 I took a ride to see a new piece of America. The Montana Bale Trail. It is a 20 mile loop through three small towns west of Lewsitown. Windham, Utica, and Hobson. The local farms make up a display that involves bales of hay and a theme of HAY / BALE / STRAW in the title, usually as a terrible pun. Evil Knievel was from nearby Butte, Montana. One display had Evil jumping a huge stack of hay bales, with the title of E-Bale Kanie-BALE.
When I ...
By: joealaska, 3:18 AM GMT on September 10, 2016
Starting with Labor Day Weekend, the change in weather has been trending toward FALL. Saturday was nice, but rain moved in that night. It continued through Sunday and some of Monday. When it let up Monday, everything was soaked. Bad for golf and driving dirt roads.
The days are suddenly shorter. When I open the gates at 7:30 AM the sun is just coming over the trees. When I shut the gates at 8 PM the sun is going down. Add some cloud overcast and it...
By: joealaska, 2:16 PM GMT on September 03, 2016
Thursday Louisville played the first game of the football season. They were heavy favorites against Charlotte and rolled. They won 70-14. I think they will have a great year, only time will tell. Their quarterback looks like he will be a superstar.
Big fires continue to burn in Yellowstone National Park. One has been burning for three weeks near West Yellowstone, having burned about 57 square miles. With no threat to private property or people, auth...
By: joealaska, 12:13 AM GMT on August 27, 2016
Last Saturday I was done at 1 PM, so I hit the road. It was a great day. I drove about an hour and a half south of Great Falls, ending up at the end of the road…Adel, Montana. The road does end there, as it becomes a private entrance to The Sieben Livestock Ranch. This was one of the two big ranches I heard about while going to Helena last week. BIG, even in Montana. I want to hear the good stuff about how they became what they are today. So far I have just...