Geology Lesson at Giant Springs State Park

I was at Giant Springs State Park this morning looking for some photo ops. Before I drove the short distance from my house in Great Falls, I looked at the sky and said “yup, good sunshine coming through the clouds”. As I was driving along River Road I saw that sunshine slip behind the clouds and only saw glimpses of it after that. I had fun taking photos at the state park though and the first … Read more

From Europe to Sunburst, Montana

Many people have not heard of the small community of Sunburst but I had a fun visit there recently. So, where is Sunburst? It is north of Shelby, between Sweetgrass and the port of entry, and a very easy exit off I-15. I noticed a sign for European Antiques which definitely intrigued me. The new-looking log building was beautiful with nice landscaping. I went up to the door only to realize that they weren’t open on the particular … Read more

For the Love of Neon

The last time I was in Shelby I took a few minutes to stroll down Main Street and gawk at all of the uber-cool neon signs. Shelby’s Main Street is dressed to the nines with retro neon signs, all pointing to locally owned small businesses. Some of my favorites include The Mint sign (lounge), Sports Club (lounge and restaurant), The Alibi (lounge) and The Roxy (theater sign). And, these businesses are all still operating. I’m sure … Read more