Poetry Cowboy Style in Lewistown

It was the 26th annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous this weekend in Lewistown, Montana and I was lucky to be there. Most of the hourly poetry and music sessions were held downtown at the Yogo Inn. The art and gear show surrounded the pool at the Yogo and I couldn’t resist wandering through it. I go to quite a few art and craft shows but this one had some very unique vendors, ones you don’t see at a lot of … Read more

Lewistown Gearing Up For Cowboy Poetry

I was in Lewistown, MT last week and stopped to see what was happening at the Yogo Inn. I had seen a banner sign as I drove by, held by two bear statues, and it was promoting the Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The 26th annual gathering I might add! The Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering starts today and it goes through Sunday. I went last year and plan to spend part of Saturday at it this year. For … Read more

Couple More Grizzly Day Photos

Obviously, Dupuyer’s Grizzly Day captivated me…and my camera! They say everyone loves a parade and Saturday’s in Dupuyer was no exception. Somehow, I think the people in the parade had as much (or more) fun than the people watching! One of the Shriner’s wives said “Oh, we always bring the little cars over to Dupuyer from Shelby for this parade”. And, those little orange cars really zipped around. I knelt down to get a closer photo and … Read more

Time to Talk Food

We were in Dupuyer, MT for the community’s annual Grizzly Day and you probably can guess that there was yummy food available. It was a difficult debate for me – Indian tacos out of Wanda’s Food Bus (yes, it looks just like a school bus), or, tacos in a bag from one of the community organizations. The line to Wanda’s Food Bus was long but we decided to wait. Then we saw someone walking by with a … Read more

More Dupuyer Parade Photos

I really did take a lot of photos during the Dupuyer Grizzly Day parade. This young gal looked so happy. Her horse looked very shaggy, it was probably the type of horse and I don’t know what that would be! Anyway, her happiness was evident. The parade route on US Hwy 89 in Dupuyer was probably about 7 blocks long. Everyone lined up on the north end of town right before the bridge. Things started a bit late … Read more

Fun Time at Dupuyer’s Grizzly Day

Today I drove to Dupuyer (Doo Poo Yer) on US Hwy 89 north of Choteau. It’s about 85 miles northwest of Great Falls and it is a stunning drive. I saw lots of motorcycles on this highway – think lots of curves, rolling foothills and the spectacular Rocky Mountain front to the west. It’s hard to keep your eyes on the road sometimes! The annual Dupuyer Grizzly Day was today. We missed the pancake breakfast … Read more

Boy Scouts Donate Bateau

Boy Scout troop 466 from the San Francisco bay area donated a bateau (boat) to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center this afternoon. It was an impressive ceremony overlooking the Missouri River, and the weather was great. This boat is a 2/3 size replica of the bateau or pirogue used on the Lewis & Clark expedition. To make things tie in even better, Lewis & Clark left their boat here when they came upriver in 1805. The … Read more

Havre’s Farmers Market

If you are traveling to or through Havre on a Saturday in the summer, be sure to time your trip around their weekly SATURDAY market. US Hwy 2 goes right through Havre and I’m usually driving it on the way to visit my Mom in Chinook. When you get to downtown Havre you can’t miss the SATURDAY farmer’s market. Located in the Town Square, the market starts at 8am, ends at noon (or when things … Read more

Military History at Fort Assinniboine

I was traveling along US Hwy 87 between Havre and Box Elder the other evening and stopped to get some photos of Fort Assinniboine. The skies were ominous with a thunderstorm approaching but that contributed to some unique background. This photo shows the view towards the brick fort buildings with the Bear Paw Mountains in the background. Fort Assinniboine is an old military post, opened in 1879 by the US government. Troops serving here were to protect area … Read more