Montana July 14, 2017
11 Things Only Those From Montana Know To Be True
Once you live in Montana long enough, you can start to count on certain things. Here are a few things longtime Montanans know to be true.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. You know to always expect the unexpected, especially when that unexpected thing is snow.
This photo of the Beartooth Highway was taken on the first day of summer a few years ago.
2. You know that the rest of the country has some silly stereotypes about Montana, but you're OK with that.
If it keeps the state from becoming too crowded, people can go right ahead and think we don't have the Internet or we ride around on horseback all day.
3. You know that Eastern Montana and Western Montana are basically two different worlds.
But they're both beautiful and part of the Last Best Place.
4. You know that seeing this before you is reason to celebrate.
We're not saying EVERY Montanan likes Pickle Barrel sandwiches, but we do think there would be rioting if every sandwich shop closed.
5. So is this.
Since the first MacKenzie River Pizza Co. opened, Montanans have been lining up to enjoy the tasty "pie from the Big Sky."
6. You know that there is SO much more to Montana than just Missoula, Bozeman and Billings.
When you need a weekend away, you head to a charming small town like Stevensville or Fort Benton.
7. You always know when Opening Day is.
You may not hunt, but you know and love people who do.
8. You know that one small wave to a passing car can make the driver's day.
We believe in waving to people we see here, and we also feel happy when someone gives us a friendly wave.
9. You know when the best times to pick huckleberries, the most delicious berries ever, are.
Even if you don't pick them yourself, you know when they're at their best.
10. You know that in Montana, camping under the stars in the summertime beats any 5-star hotel experience.
No resort could ever have such breathtaking views or such fresh, clean air.
11. You know exactly how blessed you are.
Montana isn't perfect, but it's still incredible. You know you're lucky to call the Last Best Place home.
Montana is amazing. In fact, for many reasons,
the world wouldn’t be the same without it.