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bgsnmky Jan 6th, 2009 07:42 PM

FloridaFran, glad I found this post..we will be there in Feb also.

I am trying to decide on flying into jackson and out of Bozeman....

I am checking other info.

Curious where did you rent your car from..

What dates will you be there.

doohickey Jan 12th, 2009 06:32 AM


Sorry, I haven't checked this board in a while - shame on me!

Did I ever weigh in on what hotel to spend the night at in Bozeman?

I hear great things about the C'mon Inn as others have said. That and the Marriot Residence Inn, the Wingate are all close together. The Hilton Garden Inn is close by. I'd check and see which has a free shuttle before booking. But then, you've probably already done all that! Hah!

Your trip is coming up fast!


Floridafran Jan 12th, 2009 06:48 PM


Actually, since Delta changed our flight and we're getting in around 4:30 on the 2nd (instead of noonish on the 3rd) we decided to go ahead and get the car on the 2nd. It's only about $30.00 more and that way we can get to Murdoch's that day and have more choices for where to eat dinner. Taking a taxi to Murdoch's would probably eat up almost that much.

All our reservations are made and I have been trying to tie up the loose ends on clothes, camera gear, etc. The trip that seemed like it would never get here, is suddenly just weeks away.

One thing I didn't ask about before just occurred to me. Should we think about getting some YakTraxs for our boots? I still have time to order them online.

Also, when we hike in the non-frozen months, we use trekking poles. Would they be of any use to us at all on this trip? We can fit them in, if need be, but I don't want to take up precious luggage space if they'll never see the light of day. It's things like this that run through my mind in the wee hours of the morning and prevent me from falling back to sleep. ;-)

I've been checking out posts over at Yellowstone Net and oh my goodness. If I can get just a few photos half as good as the ones posted there I'll be delighted.

You do live right next door to a gorgeous place.

Thanks for all your help and I may take you up on using that e-mail address if I get panicky as the days count down.


doohickey Jan 31st, 2009 04:03 PM

Hey Fran!

How's your last minute planning and packing going? Are you getting real excited about heading out to Big Sky Country?

Cheers :)

Floridafran Jan 31st, 2009 07:27 PM

Hi doo!

Just finished cramming everything into my 1 piece of checked baggage. Surfertom has his big duffle ready. Carry-ons are semi-packed. Can't do it all until the last minute because he has to have his c-pap to sleep.

I am so excited! I've been checking out the Yellowstone web cams every chance I get. One day I saw bison wandering through the Old Faithful viewing area and Thursday I watched a coyote trot through.

I've been checking the weather forecasts, as well. Looks like it might not be too bad while we're there. We may even get some sunny days.

I called Murdoch's to see if they have a couple of things I didn't want to order online. What nice people. The young woman I talked with was so helpful. I'm looking forward to checking out the store when we go to get the things we need.

So, yes, I'm excited about heading out to Big Sky Country! I know we're going to have to fabulous time. Thanks again for all your help. ((F))


doohickey Mar 17th, 2009 04:46 AM


How was your trip? Inquiring minds want to know :)


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