A friend has a house just north of Yellowstone in Paradise Valley that he rents to fly fisher folk during the summer. He invited us up during the shoulder season before fall sets in and winter descends. What a lovely place to spend a leisurely few days.
A sunrise in Paradise Valley, Montana.
Boyo tries his hand at luring a trout out of the Yellowstone River, a short walk from the house.
Nearby Chico Hot Springs was the perfect spot to relax in warm mineral waters and have lunch. We seniors get a good rate of just $2 to use the pool all day until 11 pm.
To the north is Livingston, Montana, a friendly city with sculpture of the local life forms.
Bozeman is a great, hip city in southern Montana. It has the Community Food Coop, many coffee shops and restaurants, Bridger Bowl Ski Area, a Montana State University, and the Museum of the Rockies. If you enjoy the change of seasons along with winter chill, this could be the place for you.
This big T. Rex stands outside the Museum of the Rockies, an incredibly informative place for the people of Montana to learn about their state.