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Day 3 – Hangin’ Out In St. Regis

Yesterday we decided to “tour the town” of St. Regis, Montana and as we mentioned the day before there ain’t a whole hell of a lot there. They do have flags up that say “Fly Fishing Capital of the World” so I guess if you’re a fisherman there’s lots to do. The surprising thing is we didn’t see any sporting goods stores, hum?

The hot spot in town seems to be the Travel Center where they have food, gas and lots of trinkets.

An interesting thing about the travel center is all the “Montana” and “Native American” items for sale are “Made in China”. Another interesting thing is that tour buses full of Asian’s stop here and have buying frenzies purchasing all these “Made in China” trinkets.

While we were in the center the skies darkened again followed by lightning, thunder and then another down pour.

After filling up our truck we went to a couple of antique stores that had lots of good ol’ ‘merican stuff! We didn’t find anything we couldn’t live without but it’s always fun reminiscing about the stuff previously owned by you, your folks or grandparents.

A quick stop at the town grocery store and it was back to camp for lunch and a quiet afternoon.

We went for a walk in the woods and came across this newly dug grave.

If you look closely at the headboard it reads “Digger, A Damn Good Dog”.

As for wildlife we think they were all napping. We did see a couple of interesting  butterflies that were hard to photograph.

We also saw Turkey Vultures flying around high up in the thermals.

Ken’s sister and brother-in-law recently purchased a “Monster Motorhome”. While we were having dinner a fifth wheel camper rolled in which gave a little different meaning to “Monster”.

Sorry Del but I think you’ve been trumped by a “Trailer” 🙂

So today we are off to Glacier Park. It’s been five or six years since we were last there and are anxious to see the area. Last time we were there it was fogged in the entire time and never saw anything above about fifty feet. And wouldn’t you know that this morning it’s fogged in 😦





2 Responses

  1. I hope that fog clears up soon!

  2. Ken, I believe your butterflies in your latest post are a Pearl Crescent ( orange one) and a Lorquin’s Admiral. I’m having my butterfly expert verify the Admiral. The Pearl Crescents are very common and we see them daily here in Northeast Alabama.
    Enjoy your trip and thanks for letting me travel with you vicariously .

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