On May 20th the Great Falls Tribune published their list of "100 things that every Montanan should do".  I have done 30 of them.  A couple that stand out for me are taking the Empire Builder across the Hi-Line, hiking through the Bob Marshall Wilderness, touring the Lewis & Clark Caverns, and knowing all about the mermaids at the Sip & Dip in Great Falls long before the place became so famous.


Their bucket list is just a guideline of course. My recent items that I've checked off that list include hikes around Crystal Lake and up to Mystic Lake. I've also ridden the Polar Express to the North Pole out of Lewistown. And one that should be on every Montanans list is to see Giant Springs in Great Falls.


Items on my bucket list that I haven't gotten to include golfing every course in the state of Montana, (with a sub goal of someday breaking 80), Getting up to "Our Lady Of The Rockies" statue above Butte to see the view, and to catch a trout. I've done that before, but it's been about 35 years or so.