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Ninemile Remount Depot

Ninemile Remount Depot

See Depot Video Between Missoula and the Idaho border we were barreling along I-90  when we saw a sign that caused us to brake, exit, and follow signs to a Historic Ranger Station Visitors Center. So glad we made the stop. Ninemile Remount Depot is still an...

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Bearmouth

Bearmouth

Our tentative destination for today was Missoula. Not for any particular reason but just because it seemed like a reasonable distance but before we got there we got tired of travel. We stopped at Bearmouth RV Park in Drummond on a whim. It's a family owned place with...

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Anaconda

Anaconda

It was operations like the Anaconda Copper Mining Company that supplanted the hard rock copper mines that we visited in Houghton and Calumet on the Keweenaw Peninsula last September. Like in the Keweenaw area, immigrants worked the mines and created a vibrant...

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Out of Dodge

Out of Dodge

Due to the long running radio then television series Gunsmokewe are all familiar, or at least those of a certain age, with variations of the command uttered to villians to "Get out of Dodge."  In Virginia City a committee of vigilantes organized to maintain law and...

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Alder Gulch

Alder Gulch

Today we visited Virginia City, once the biggest, busiest city in Montana. Founded as a result of the discovery of gold in 1863, it quickly became the commercial, entertainment, and transportation center in the Alder Gulch mining district. By 1865 Virginia City was...

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The Bozeman Trail

The Bozeman Trail

Since shortly after we crossed the border from South Dakota into Wyoming we have more or less been following the Bozeman Trail which was designed to be the shortest overland route from Ft Laramie to the Virginia City gold fields.  John Bozeman was a major figure...

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Bear Canyon Campground

Bear Canyon Campground

Just outside of Bozeman and just ten minutes from the Museum of the Rockies, Bear Canyon Campground Site #54 is our current home with a million dollar view. After stuffing our brains with all sorts of great information at the museum today we stopped for Wilcoxson's...

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MOR Adventures

MOR Adventures

The Museum of the Rockies is amazing! We ventured back into the dinosaurs realm first thing this morning and watched a video in which Curator Jack Horner (Yes, he's the famed paleontologist, scientific advisor for the Jurassic Park movies, and inspiration for the...

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Museum of the Rockies

Museum of the Rockies

On our 2008 trip we stopped here to get just a little taste of this stupendous museum. This trip we want to see more. We camped just a ten minute drive away and came in this afternoon to begin the adventure.  We browsed a bit in the Siebel Dinosaur Complex...

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Three Spaces Left

Three Spaces Left

The Montana sticker is now proudly displayed on the map on the side of our T@B meaning we have now wandered into 45 of the contiguous states! And last night we stayed at the original KOA campground in Billings, established 1962. Our first stay together at a KOA was in...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.