Thursday, September 17, 2009

Old West Virginia and Cincinnati friends

After a couple fast and furious days in the Yellowstone area, we drove to Bozeman, MT to spend the night. The next day (Wednesday) we went to see a couple friends of ours from our days at Marshall and in Cincinnati. Mike and Rhoda McCormick graciously invited us to stay the evening in their wonderful home in the Montana mountains. I can't begin to tell you how beautiful their home is and the magnificent views that they enjoy from every room in their dream house. When we arrived, they were enjoying the peace and quiet from the deck just outside their living room. We spent an hour or so touring the grounds before we sat on the deck for an afternoon cocktail and appetizers. We then decided to go out for dinner and went to Ted's Montana Grill, a wonderful restaurant owned by Ted Turner. The place was warm and charming and the food was delicious. Most of us had buffalo meatloaf and it was absolutely terrific! After dinner, we went back to their place and marvelled at the clarity of the sky. We could see countless stars, a planet or two, and the most awesome view of the Milky Way you can imagine! We then sat in the living room and laughed (mostly at me) and chatted until midnight before turning in. The next morning, we talked a bit more before leaving for Glacier National Park, which we will begin touring Friday. We went through Helena, toured the capitol, and saw a beautiful old church, the Cathedral of St. Helena. After riding through downtown and the walking mall by Last Gulch Street, we then went to Great Falls. This is a very neat city on the Missouri River that we drove around for an hour or so before heading north toward Glacier NP. Stay with us for more!


  1. We just returned from Texas and it rained the entire time we were there. Catching up on your trip notes and we are so jealous. Looks like you're having a great time. Look forward to more updates. Stay safe.

  2. I get the feeling I'm going to be seeing the face of this buffalo a lot in the near future. Dad's computer wallpaper, anytime Marshall beats someone (rarely happens), etc. Little does that buffalo know that his big old harry head will be so popular.