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This is “Lucille.”
Yesterday we joined 12 friends
and went on a trail ride
into the Gravelly Range
above Antelope Basin.

Lucille is our ATV (all terrain vehicle).
Because she’s a redhead
on whom we have a ball,
we named her after the actress/comedian,
Lucille Ball.

Are you old enough to remember her?

Anyway, we met at Antelope Basin
about 50 miles south-west of Ennis,
and took the trails through the Gravelly Range
to our destination of Hidden Lake.

It was a blue-sky-perfect day
with temperatures not rising above 80 degrees.
We had not been up to this site for over a year.
In the meantime forest fires
had ravaged the trees
and changed the landscape.

This tree was lush and green last time we were here.

We stopped and chatted with our friends awhile before taking a lunch break.

Good buds: Sherry Riggs and Penny Hocking

TazE was quite interested
in what Rex & Penny Hocking
were getting from Linda Schott.
Mmm … fresh and yummy Flathead cherries!

TazE was interested in Bob’s Cheetos, too!

After lunch we traveled on up to the lookout above Henry’s Lake.

The wildflowers were prettier
than I have ever seen them this late in the summer.
We had quite a wet spring and that helped!

Traveling back down,
we could see our Madison Valley in the distance.

We gathered to take a group photo of our ATV friends.
And then some couples and quartets, too.

Top left: Kris & Bob (CG’s cousin) with CG & Caroline
Bottom left: Penny & Rex
Right: Sue & Bob Welna

Here are our five ATV’s.
You can see that Lucille stands out
among all those earth tones!

Most of the way to and fro
the trail was a road also traveled
by cowboys in their pickups,
tending the the cattle up in the verdant fields.

Some of the trail was rocky, steep and pretty hairy.
But, we managed just fine…
and I am so grateful that
Bob and I both had
enough stamina to enjoy the trip.

We Thank the Lord for our neighbors/friends
(the Welnas and Hockings)
who came to help Bob prepare Lucille
for the trip, and then
returned this morning to
help him put her back away.
God bless them!!

Maybe you’ll come join us
one of these days
for a Montana trail ride.
Ya think?

I’d be tickled to see you!

Just give me a call
and let me know when you’re coming.
We’d love to see you
and treat you to a Montana trail ride!

Thanks for visiting JanBeek
See ya tomorrow (God willing)


Click on the link below if you’d like to enjoy
Dale Evans & Roy Rogers
(my favorite cowboy)
singing “Happy Trails to You.”

Comments on: "Montana Trails with Friends" (14)

  1. Elaina Colby said:

    I really enjoyed taking that trip with you via the wonderful photos you took. I especially love the very last photo of my adorable MomBee! I can’t wait to give you a big squeeze in just a few weeks!

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  2. Anonymous said:

    You can’t be kept down for long

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    • Yes, we are go-getters! ❤️👍🏽 Thank God for returning strength & stamina. Have a Wonderful Wednesday, Anonymous {{{Derrick}?}}

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  3. Oh, Jan! This is heaven to me. How I wish I could come and visit and take an ATV ride! I really do. God bless you both for loving such an abundant life! It’s faith in action!! Love, Karla 💛

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    • Thank you, Karla. We are blessed to live here, to have these friends, to be healthy enough to do the 4-wheeling, and to live in such a beautiful place. Yes, I wish you could come & experience it!

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  4. I would love to visit. But Montana is a little too far away. However the photographs will have to do

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  5. Looks like a lot of great fun!

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  6. Hi Jan,
    wow! That is such a beautiful area that you live at and it does look like a lot fun hanging with your friends.
    I hope to see those views at some point.
    Blessings!

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  7. Catching up to you Jan! Looks like you, Bob, and friends enjoyed a great time. Your photos captured several delightful vistas. Enjoy your trip.

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    • Thank you, {{{Richard}}} – we are blessed to have finally (after 4 extra hours stuck in Chicago) safe and happy at Grandmaman’s in Sierre, Switzerland. Thanks for your visit!

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