September 15 - Billings – Bozeman/Livingston, MT
The collection of the Yellowstone County Museum contains over 23,000 artifacts displayed in 5,000 square feet of exhibit space. It consists of artifacts specific to the region and includes items from prehistory through the Fur Trade Era and Post Reservation Period, as well as an expansive photograph collection and a military collection with artifacts from both World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. An expansive collection of Plains Indian artifacts includes war bonnets, moccasins, clothing, dolls, and trade items.
Drive to Big Timber for lunch at local restaurant.
"I see on your agenda that you are having lunch in Big Timber, and of course that is where I grew up after we immigrated to the USA. My brother, Ole Øiestad, still lives there, as does my brother, Kenny (Kenneth Øiestad). Ole I know for sure can speak Norwegian and he would probably love to hook up with you all when you come through there. My choice for a place to stop for lunch would be the Grand Hotel, but it could also be the Country Kitchen".
"Too bad you aren't spending the night there as you would think you were driving around Jæren when you open the phone book in Big Timber!!!!" - Marit (Øiestad) Bridger from Sandnes
Continue to Bozeman.
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. With a population of 27,509 at the 2000 census, Bozeman is the fifth largest city in the state. It is the principal city of the Bozeman micropolitan area, which consists of all of Gallatin County.
The city is named after John M. Bozeman, founder of the Bozeman Trail. Located in the fastest-growing county in the state, Bozeman was elected an All-America City in 2001 by the National Civic League. Bozeman residents are known as Bozemanites. Bozeman is home to Montana State University - Bozeman. (Wikipedia)
"She’s one of the most instantly recognizable voices in music – the woman People Magazine called “Country’s Bonnie Raitt”. From the first time Lacy J Dalton caught the public’s ear, that soulful delivery, full of texture and grit, has been a mainstay of Country Music. When you sit to listen to a Lacy J Dalton album, you find yourself pulled in by the very power and heart of this vocalist, because she’s not merely performing a ten-song set, she’s bringing each and every tune to life. It’s as if they were all written especially for her".
Overnight at the Holiday Inn Bozeman
0900: Avgang til Yellowstone County Museum.
1100: Mulig butikkbesøk ved Cabelas Outfitters butikk I Billings (se www.cabelas.com om denne butikkjeden).
1200: Avgang for Big Timber.
1330. Lunsj I Big Timber.
1500: Avgang fra Big Timber mot Bozeman.
1600: Ankomst Holiday Inn, Bozeman.
1800: Besøk ved Montana Song Ranch, middag med “country music” konsert.
(Sons of Norway - Fjelldal Lodge 4-543 Bozeman, MT)