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Road Trip!

Monday, September 21, 2009

We'll be departing early in the morning on a nearly month long trip across the northern part of the U.S. and back, logging probably 7,000 miles, attending an investment conference, visiting friends and relatives, and seeing as many National Parks as we can.

It should be a fun trip - we'll be seeing lots of things we've never seen before and visiting some areas that I've been too, but was much too young to remember anything.
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If anyone has any thoughts on Bozeman, Montana, please feel free to share them in the comments section. We still have quite a few more months to go before we have to make a decision about staying here in Bend. In the meantime, we're still looking around and the idea of living so close to Yellowstone, Glacier, and Banff/Jasper is quite appealing.

15 comments:

Martin, the Netherlands said...

Have a good trip!

balasr said...

Bozemann is hot as hell in summer! It seemed like a nice enough area though. Have a fun trip.

Anonymous said...

When you are in the Detroit area,visit Greenfield Village.
Has Thomas Edisons lab, the Wright Bros. bicycle shop, the first home to have electric lights, and too much stuff to list here. There is NO other place like it in the U.S.
Montana is lovely, but unless you have ever lived in a very snowy and cold climate, you will be very unhappy there. Snow begins in Sept., and lasts through May or June.

Anonymous said...

Bozeman Montana is the nicest town in the U.S. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out of Central Oregon. Buh-Bye

Anonymous said...

Are you doing this trip by RV or car? If RV, I'm curious which one you have because I've been pulling my hair out to figure out which one to buy.

Anonymous said...

Bozeman is filled with Cali transplants...soul-less wanderers searching for nirvana in place.

Happiness happens by investing and putting down roots somewhere. Long. Term. Relationships.

Anonymous said...

Do not buy an RV. They depreciate like crazy, and are a huge glut on the market right now.
If you insist on an RV, rent one
for your trip. It seems expensive, but it will be FAR less than owning one, and losing thousands of dollars a year in depreciation
(plus, RV campgrounds are no longer cheap -$30-$50 a night.)

Anonymous said...

Friend of mine moved to Bozeman.
The weather and the confinement to the house for days on end killed his marriage.

Anonymous said...

Greenfield Village also has the rocking chair that Lincoln was sitting in when he was assasinated,as well as the Kennedy
convertible from Dallas.

Ben Smith said...

Lived in Bozeman from '86 to '90... and it's grown a lot since then. I currently live in Lewistown, and I'd have to say it's currently where Bozeman was 20 years ago; without the college town aspect. I do know they've suffered from the housing glut, so be careful what you buy. ;)

Anonymous said...

Lewistown is very beautiful, but the area is known for very conservative,super rednecks. Lots of retired cops and retired military.Makes Bend look like San Francisco.

Tim said...

Layton, UT -- I should probably have mentioned that we like Central Oregon quite a bit and have already met some great people. But, after just three months, it's a bit too early to make a lifelong commitment and since my wife has friends that live in Bozeman and we'll be going right by the place...

No RV - can't imagine what that would be like over about 7,000 miles...

Anonymous said...

You can get a preview of living in Montana.Cover your car with crushed ice,until it is 2 feet thick, to simulate a blizzard. Pack your car with dry ice until the inside temp. is minus 20 degrees. Then go out, and crank your car over until the battery dies, all while freezing inside a frigid car.

Anonymous said...

Tom,

I live a few miles from Glacier National Park. Email me or call me (406) 253-0723 if you would like to know more about our area.

Alex

Tim said...

Alex,

I'd be interested in hearing more. Since I didn't see your email address, you can reach me at tim@iaconoresearch.com or tliacono@yahoo.com.

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