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Thanks to these lovely folks for the pizza and beer. As you may notice in the picture, Budweiser-with-Clamato made an appearance as well. I figured it was finally time to try it. I’d rate it as "disgusting". Better than "revolting", but worse than "gross". I’m glad I tried it, though, because now I feel like I really belong here in Montana.

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Note to self

July 24th, 2010



Don’t walk across Montana in the winter.

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The Brown Family Reunion

July 24th, 2010



They saw me passing by and invited me over for breakfast. There will be well over 100 attendees, and huckleberry ice cream, by this afternoon, but a walkin’ man must keep walkin’.

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In case you didn’t know

July 24th, 2010



They have enormous dandelions out West.

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A rough-hewn sign post

July 24th, 2010


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The pine beetle

July 24th, 2010



It’s killing unfathomable numbers of trees all across the region.

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The perfect getaway

July 24th, 2010



for you and your internet pet

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A real old-timer

July 24th, 2010



Ponderosa pine

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But I could still peek through the window at the grizzly bear exhibit.

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The sign was originally two-sided, but someone stole the back of it about 15 minutes after they set it out!