If only Bob knew that the roads he took me on back then would be part of the place I work now. I sometimes think of him when I get a chance to remember why I love it here. Back then he would tell me different books to read to get to know Montana better. He always said "'This House of Sky' by Ivan Doig, there aren't any better than that." I read that book and all the others by that author, sometimes more than once. The title fits Montana so well and I thought of it yesterday as I looked out across the Valley.
I went ATV riding with two others yesterday to check out a trail that goes along ridges, through trees, and up and down and around. My knees are sore and tired today, but the views we had were worth any minor aches and pains. I'm not usually a proponent of ATVs, but that is what the trail is created and used for, and I will admit it was lots of fun.