I recently returned to my home state of Montana for a book tour, to visit old friends and family, and to drink in the beauty that is “Big Sky country. My sister-in-law (Thelma, or Louise, depending on who’s addressing whom) traveled with me.
We even had a taste of SNOW as we traveled from Great Falls to Helena:
A display of a one-room schoolhouse at Ft. Missoula brought back memories of my grade school days:
Stopped in at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls:
Signed books in Helena, where the state’s governor bought a copy of Cowgirl Up! for his daughter.
Another signing at the Miles City Saddlery:
Visited the tiny (pop, 14, plus 2 seasonal) town of Ingomar, near where my grandparents ranched in the ’40s and ’50s. It’s main business is the Jersey Lilly Saloon and Cafe:
And the “conveniences” are located out back:
All in all, a fun trip and a total of 5,000 miles of driving! I’ll be posting more on my travels later.