Scruff’s Top 5

This past week was nothing short of amazing, it’s the first of two weeks in the state of Montana. One of my good friends from college got engaged, and had asked me to do the ceremony and reception. I took it upon myself to turn this into a vacation, a trip of firsts. Monday morning I got up early, and on the road it was. After about 14 hours on the road (gas, bathroom/stretch breaks) I arrived in Churchill, MT. Over the course of the week I had the opportunity of visiting a few landmarks, trying out different restaurants, and of course playing in Big Sky, MT.

Tuesday Morning at 6am a group of early birds (including myself) started the voyage towards Yellowstone National Park. This was going to be my first time at the park, and though I was tired I wasn’t going to pass up this opportunity. Before we got through the gates of west Yellowstone we were gifted with the presence of a Bull Moose, we knew it was going to be a good day. Throughout our tour of the park, we saw an array of animals: Bison, antelope, eagles, and elk.

Thursday I hiked the Lewis and Clark caves near Three Forks, Montana. This was pretty cool, being in the center of the earth but still over a mile above sea level; so trippy. The temps in the caves was 50 degrees even though it was 85+ outside. It was awesome looking at all the different formations of columns, stalactites, stalagmites. Getting the chance to see these things reminds you of how big this planet really is, and how much I need to travel.

Friday I spent the day in the Museum of The Rockies. This place had tons of memorabilia from the age of dinosaurs, 1800’s and when Native Americans ruled over the midwest. They also had a wicked exhibit for the guitar. Some of the rarest and most bizarre models/types of guitars constructed over the years was on display, with info on the creator and the inspiration behind the design. The dinosaur exhibit was truly something to see. Almost all of the fossils were complete and were from dinosaurs that lived in the state of Montana during their reign. the display of the modes of transportation, and living from back in the 1800’s was very informative. I learned a lot about the cost of living, and how the trade system was king for quite some time until currency became numero uno. This was truly one for the books, I can’t wait to return and do some more exploring.

Saturday was the BIG day, the wedding was up in Big Sky,MT and the weather was perfect. Everything was so beautiful, I was truly honored to be a apart of the big day. After a nice ceremony and meal we commenced with the Dance. I can say the families had an awesome time, I was wiped after it was all said and done.

Sunday I packed all my stuff and made my way further West. I’m going to take full advantage of this vacation, I decided to go and visit Glacier National Park since i’m all this way. To find out about Glacier you’ll have to read next weeks blog.

  1. Still The One – Orleans 
  2. Hot Sauce – Torren Foot 
  3. Faded – ZHU
  4. Once Again – Leon, Shaf Huse
  5. District – Harry Judah 

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