Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Kolden Report: Montana Back Roads, Part One, October 27, 2013

Hello, kids!

I'm even slower, than I was... sporting a broken right thumb.  In the battle of digit vs log chain flailed by tractor PTO, digit ALWAYS loses. Fortunately, the hand specialist says I don't need surgery and it could have been oh so much worse.     Safety DOES come first and yes, you should THINK before you act.

Congrats to Uncle Mike who has had his heart successfully reworked.  Here's wishing you a speedy recovery.

For those of you who work where I work, don't forget that Tuesday is our employee auction/bake sale. 

Now, on to the first installment of our annual fall trip.  Enjoy!

Our first stop was to view the elk at Sipary Ann.  It was late and the crowd was thick.  Much of the underbrush had grown up dramatically due to the flooding a few years back and heavy rains prior to our visit.  Instead of shooting the elk in the brush, I shot the spectators!  This fella is sporting a LENS. 

We drove West along the Missouri and camped at the junction of Two Calf.  Sunrise was a winner.

The Missouri River is called "wild and scenic" for a reason.

Prairie pothole, full of Canadian geese.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.   (Posts cost money you know....and this one wasn't quite full yet.)

Judith River valley.  (Yes, I know - the road in is steep and slippery.)

Slow ump?  (Imagine how that poor "ump" must feel."

Missile silo.

Nothing like fresh air and sunshine in the biffy. 

The tin on this building appears to have been re-purposed, sort of a jigsaw puzzle on a grand scale.

New?  As opposed to.....

I guess "new" is a matter of opinion. 

Porcelain plate.

The bigger picture.  (Lance, I thought of you the moment I saw this).

Sky blue Jimmy.  (Love this one).

Pretty "Pete".

Why is it that I always see faces in the fronts of vehicles?    This Peterbilt wears a big smile. 

Stay tuned, more to come!

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."  - George Eliot


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