BOZEMAN, MONTANA. An Outsider's Perspective ...
|Lunch with my husband and siblings.|
(Top photo: lunch with my husband and siblings Bottom photo: myself and my "sassy sisters".)
I hosted a "siblings reunion" here in Bozeman last week. It was so much fun! It's the first time that the 6 of us have been together without kids and/or our parents since we were kids ourselves. I asked one of my sisters if she would share her impression of Bozeman on my blog since she had never visited before. (Please pardon the quality of photos as they were taken with a phone camera.) Here is what she had to say:
I recently had the opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Bozeman for the first time. At the end of my four-day trip I found myself doing mental math trying to figure out a way to move my family there. (I will have to settle for frequent visits, by the way.) I simply fell in love with the area. Here are a few of my favorite things about Bozeman:
The airport. Obviously, the airport is not this area’s best feature. But when comparing it to OTHER airports it’s a no-brainer. Anyone who has flown in or out of major airports would certainly appreciate this tiny, 8-gate gem positioned against a majestic backdrop of the Bridger Range. It’s known as the Airport Gateway to Yellowstone National Park.
The mountains. I simply could not stop taking pictures of them. I call St. Joseph, Missouri home. It’s just north of Kansas City. While it’s beautiful there, we have no mountains. What I loved most about seeing mountains everyday was that they are in a constant state of transformation. You can actually see weather changing on the peaks right before your eyes.
The entertainment. This town likes to have fun. There’s something for everyone here. Whether you are retired, a young family, or a student (it IS a university town, afterall) there’s something for you. Delicious food, live entertainment, skiing, hiking, fishing, sporting events, shopping, art… the sky’s the limit.
Dogs. This is a dog-friendly town. I am a dog person. People take their dogs EVERYWHERE. Shop-owners take them to work with them, shoppers take them shopping, skiers take them on the slopes with them. There are well-behaved, “think they are human”, furry companions everywhere!
Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Did you know that Montana State University is the state’s largest university? It’s recognized nationally for its prominence in research. In fact, it is the largest research ENTITY in the entire state of Montana. And, boy, does this community rally around its university!
Sufficed to say, I enjoyed my visit very much. I can’t wait to go back!