You have to pay to play in Montana. Play outdoors, that is. The toys, the gear, the vehicles, the activities, the permits, and everything else you might need to pursue Montana's outdoor adventures can get VERY expensive.
From the department of 'things you never thought about until you've had a few beers', Bozeman now has an unofficial spirit animal. I was privy to a conversation recently in an old-school Bozeman watering hole, in which half a dozen middle-aged college buddies were tackling the topic.
The Annual Warrior Taste Fest to benefit the Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation was a great time with amazing food and drink. Guests were able to walk around the Haynes Pavilion and sample some of the very best food, beers, and cocktail the state of Montana has to offer.
I had dreams of moving here and learning to fly fish and living in a cabin down by a beautiful river. I would hike and hunt and be one with nature. I would focus on inner peace and maybe write a great book about man and the wild, or man vs. the wild, either or.