Sweat Pea Festival Of The Arts…

| September 28, 2007

We had the opportunity to attend the three day Sweat Pea festival of the Arts in Bozeman this summer.  I was immediately in love and just couldn’t get enough.  I have seen and performed at arts festivals all over the country and never have I witnessed anything like Sweat Pea.  It was really a great […]

Whitewater Rafting

| September 28, 2007

After camp was finished I hosted the youth group from my home church for a little Montana adventure.  Along with taking them to Yellowstone, we had the opportunity to do a little whitewater rafting on the Gallatin.  I took Sarah along which marked her first rafting experience.  She didn’t like getting splashed which really is […]

Horseback Riding

| September 28, 2007

We couldn’t spend the summer in cowboy country without a little ride on the range.  It wasn’t looking like we’d have the chance until one of our friends from the Church offered to take us out on a few of his horses just the day before we left.  It was a great close to a great summer […]

Climbing Sheep Rock

| September 28, 2007

I’ve just been going through some photos I took towards the end of the summer in Montana.  Stuff I never got around to posting and wanted to share.  The camp sat just below a large and jagged peak called Sheep Rock.  There is a way to reach the summit by hiking in from the back […]

Back home and all together…

| September 27, 2007

    I realized today that Sarah and I have been home now for a month!    It’s been a bit difficult to return to our normal life and schedule after having spent the summer in Montana.  With the exception of being separated from Emily is was a fantastic and transforming summer.  We’ve been taking it easy and just […]

The Fly Fishing Kid

| September 27, 2007

Living on the bank of one of the best trout rivers in the country this summer was really a dream come true.  While I had many great mornings and evenings feeding my passion for fly fishing without a doubt the best part was being able to share this passion with Sarah.  Watching her begin to fly fish, […]

Podcast Episode #4 – End of Summer Camp

| August 6, 2007

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Favorite Things…

| August 3, 2007

  I asked Sarah the other night while we were eating dinner what some of her favorite memories where .  “What do you mean”.  She said.  “You know… Your favorite or the best things you can remember doing in your life.”  This was her response.    “Coming to Rockhaven Camp!” “Momma in Montana for a […]

The Bird Whisperer

| August 3, 2007

            I’ve come to realize that Sarah has some strange gift with animals.  On a number of occations this summer she has been on the front porch with our bird feeder singing to the birds who don’t seem to mind and just reached out and picked them up.  She holds them […]


| July 16, 2007


The Salmonfly Hatch… June 2007

| July 16, 2007

I was fornutate enough to catch the Salmonfly hatch for a few days on the Gallatin and an afternoon on the Madison.  It’s everything they claim it to be.  The Salmonfly is the largest of the stoneflies and when they hatch the trout go nuts.  Great fun and I can’t wait to do it again […]


| July 16, 2007

Here are photos of some of the wildlife we’ve seen lately.         Where I fish each day, Sarah’s first trout on a fly rod and others…            

Some catching up

| July 16, 2007

I realize it’s been a while since I made a post.  I assure you it’s not for the lack of things to write about.  Sarah and I are having a great summer in Montana and if it weren’t for Mommy, the dogs and the cat… we might never leave.  Sarah has been a bit resistant […]

Podcast Episode #3 – Mouse trouble

| June 12, 2007

  Click to play         Here are some new photos.  The first is one of Sarah’s catches on our mouse trap line.  We figured since we’re in Mountain Man country a trap line would be appropriate.  The next few photos were taken on the lower Madison in Bear Trap Canyon during a spectacular […]

Podcast Episode #2 – Fishing

| June 1, 2007

 Click to play   Sarah and I fishing for about 30 minutes tonight in the Gallatin just by our cabin.  This is Sarah’s fish, which in reality is 17.5 inches.  Click the link above to hear our Episode #2 Podcast.

Getting back at nature…

| May 31, 2007

The meadow is full of wildflower and today the Rocky Mountain Irises began to bloom.  Below is a picture of one of them. Tonight I tried out this design for a marshmallow gun I read about.  I made it sitting on the front porch of the cabin where we have a bunch of bird feeders.  […]

Low Ropes Challenge Course

| May 31, 2007

We took advantage of a nice day… (at least until about an hour ago when the thunderstorms hit) to build some of the elements in my master plan for Rockhaven’s meadow area on the east bank of the river.  Rockhaven consist of about 10 acres which is quite literally divided in half by the Gallatin […]

The Madison River 1

| May 28, 2007

Last night one of the board members and his family took us to dinner and to see Pirates of the Caribbean.  Our truck died and since it’s a holiday weekend we decided to just leave it until Tuesday to save on the cost of repairs.  He loaned us his mini-van for the next couple of […]

Montana Weather

| May 26, 2007

      Here are a few new pictures.  One taken two weeks ago at home and then the ones we took today.  It was snowing like mad this morning at around 7am and dumped about 2 inches on us but then a couple of hours later it had mostly melted.  Strange Montana weather.      

Podcast Episode #1 – Hummingbirds

| May 25, 2007

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Rockhaven Day 5

| May 25, 2007

Had a little break in the weather today for about two hours so we took a hike in the meadow and tried to identify the wildflowers growing there.  We managed to catalog about half of them before the rain and snow started back at it… so it was back to the cabin.  The river is […]

Rockhaven Day 2

| May 23, 2007

Made it to Rockhaven Saturday evening just at dark.  The cabin they have for the Director is basically a shed with two beds in it so after making due Saturday night we all headed into town and picked up a few things to make it a bit more user friendly.  Below is a picture of […]

Yellowstone Vacation

| May 23, 2007

We took off this past week for Bozeman, which is where Sarah and I will stay for the next three months while I serve as Director for Rockhaven Camp. We decided to combine the trip up with a little vacation to Yellowstone since Emily had never been. It was a lot of fun and even […]

Church Camp in Bozeman, MT

| April 5, 2007

About a month ago I found a post from a Presbyterian Church camp in Bozeman, MT who was searching for a Camp Director to manage their summer camp program.  I contacted them, sent them a resume and got the position.  It’s a three month assignment and I’ll be taking Sarah with me to be the camp girl.  […]