Great articles, both of them. I always wanted to live in Montana. Somewhere between Great Falls and Yellowstone. Most likely Missoula or Hamilton. I never figured I had the where-with-all to survive the rigors of that area though. Now if I moved there, I'm sure I'd feel like another grain of sand adding to an ever growing beach. It's beautiful country for sure, but now I think in order to get the old time feeling of Montana you'd have to go to Alaska. I know for sure I couldn't handle those rigors. I guess Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho ain't too bad after all. Maybe I have a case of the grass and the fence again. This area has hot Summers, cold Winters, wet Springs and vibrantly colored Falls. I should count my blessings instead.
Thanks you guys, for making me reflect.