Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Driving I 90 along the Yellowstone River towards Bozeman, MT, all the verdant landscape just smacked us in the face.  I don't think I've ever seen so much green.  Is this how Ireland looks?

For our single night stay in Bozeman, we utilized the Walmart parking lot.  Of course it wasn't free with even a second trip inside to buy the things I forgot the first time.  We did have a nice view, though.

We looked in the AAA book and found the Museum of the Rockies which was listed as a 'gem' attraction.

On the grounds, is the Living History Farm including a 1890's original homestead house with interpreters dressed in period costumes.

I don't have many pictures, but the museum had extensive exhibits on a variety of topics.  Dinosaurs are not among my favorite things, but the collection was impressive.

We attended the planetarium show, enjoyed the children's discovery center (where you could cause a volcano to blow), and zoomed through the regional history hall (which contained lots of old stuff).

They also have quite a space exhibit.  My favorite thing was a heat sensing camera which displayed our various levels of body heat on a screen.  I can't believe I didn't take a picture because I was fascinated.  My highest level of heat seemed to be in my head, while Ron's seemed a bit lower in his upper chest.  What does that say?

When we left Bozeman, we continued west on I 90 to exit 274 where we found something no self respecting RVer could pass up, at least judging by the number of rigs in the parking lot.

Ron bought a couple of his favorite bear claws which were okay, but look at the size of my sticky bun!  And boy was it good!!!


  1. It's starting to dry out some so it's not as green as when we (and you) came through the Bozeman pass. I couldn't believe the color either. We spent the night at Wheat Montana on our way up here. Jim loves their pulled pork sandwiches.

  2. Wow, you're really moving too. Or catching up on blogging, like I am.
    That heat sensing camera sounds really interesting. Do you suppose it's all the neurons firing that cause all the heat in your head?

  3. Really like Bozeman. That was my first ever Walmart overnight stay. Happy to see you are blogging again.

  4. Wow, what a sticky bun. Looks like it would take a week to eat it all (right?).

  5. Thats one hellava sticky bun!
    Montana is such a beautiful state!!!

  6. That sticky bun looks very yummy. We enjoy living museums ... will have to make sure we see the one in Bozeman when we get to Montana.

  7. The bear enclosures are for bears that can be rehabilitated and sent back out into the wild. A lot of those that get into trash cans get moved way out in the woods with tracking devices. If they return to the trash cans they are usually put down. They also take in cubs who's mothers have been killed or a bear who's been hit by a car or train that can be saved. They don't allow any contact with humans except for the Rangers that feed them or tend them. That way they can go back to being real bears.