Monthly Archives: July 2013

MONTANA COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS

 

We´ve now been in the USA for 7 weeks and so far I love Montana the most. It´s not just the mountains , landscape and national parks but mostly the people and the culture of the place. Country people, country music, full of cowboys and cowgirls.

I thought, what would be the best way to describe these people? Maybe it´s by the 10 principles they live by –

 

  1. Live each day with courage
  2. Take pride in your work
  3. Always finish what you start
  4. Do what has to be done
  5. Be tough, but fair
  6. When you make a promise, keep it
  7. Ride for the Brand
  8. Talk less and say more
  9. Remember that some things aren’t for sale
  10. Know where to draw the line

We had the good fortune to stop for lunch in a small town in Montana called Augusta. While having lunch we heard some kind of party going on in the main street and the local waitress told us the rodeo was in town. We decided to stay and watch the parade , it wasn´t to long before the locals started approaching us asking about our trip and inviting us not just for a beer, but to stay with them and pitch our tent behind their cabin. That´s how we ended up spending the night with Francis and Jim and their very good friends – they even shared their food with us.  If that wasnt´ enough, they shared a fantastic breakfast with us which included the best bloody merry you´ve ever had.

DSCN1171 (Jim)

I must say, during all my travels I´ve been lucky and met good people. The people of Montana are certainly amongst the very best of them.

Thanks Montana (especially Jim and Francis) for this incredible experience

Gabriela