Montana Part Two: Red Lodge

Montana Part Two: Red Lodge Day 1

My dad picked Carolyn, Ayano, and I up on Monday morning to head up to Red Lodge where he lives 7 miles outside of town in the mountains. Red Lodge is a small (about 2,000 residents) ski/mountain town, an hour south of Billings, not far from the border of Wyoming. To read more about the history of Red Lodge, click here. Red Lodge is part of Carobon County and my father just resigned as the Carbon County attorney to return to private practice and take a break from the stress that handling many cases of domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse (there's a huge meth problem in the area) has created for him. We had a great time -- barbequed out on the deck next to the river for two nights, took walks through the heavily pined area, slept in the treehouse, drove up to the Cooke City pass (we got caught in a hail storm), went to the 4th of July parade, and attended 2 days of the Home of the Champions Rodeo.

drive to Red Lodge

drive to Red Lodge

Dad's home

common Red Lodge pets

more pets (Lilly, Blizzard, and Liberty)

Carolyn and Lilly

driving up to the pass

the treehouse

view from tree house