Bozeman was our last stop until Yellowstone, so this week was filled with preparations.  We took everything out of the van for deep-cleaning and organizing, plus I took the van into the shop the chec... Read More

Big Sky Aikido

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I had heard of Bozeman’s Big Sky Aikido from seminar flyers and some previous research, but had yet to visit or train under Olson Sensei.  With classes most days of the week and a scheduled th... Read More

The Camping Test

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As we approach Yellowstone, we needed to test one vital thing: how well Fin (and therefor we) sleeps in the Westy.  We tried camping with him when he was about 6 months old and he did not sleep well.... Read More

Garnet Ghost Town

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An hour West of Missoula sits Montana’s best preserved ghost town.  in the early 1900s Garnet was a bustling town filled with prospectors, but it has sat uninhabited since the 1960s.  All but ... Read More

Aikido of Missoula

Aikido of Missoula is centered in downtown, close to the Missoula public library.  On the second floor of its building, the dojo is accessed through a glass door on street level that can be easy to m... Read More

Missoula – Part 1

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After a week in the Lewiston-Clarkston area, we planned to camp for the weekend in the Lolo National Forest.  A cold hit Fin, however, so we decided to play it safe and do the long drive to Missoula.... Read More