Why They Call It Big Sky Country

Roaming through Montana and Wyoming on our way south was bittersweet, considering what took us there ten years ago. We did, however stay at some beautiful spots around Montana which reminded me why this is called Big Sky Country…

Ruby Creek, Montana
Big Skies over Ruby Creek, Montana near Yellowstone

I’ve been to Billings, in my previous life, and while I recall the skies definitely seeming bigger over the flatlands across eastern Montana, I’ve found myself awed by a few impressive skies along our recent route.

Hot Springs, Montana
Hot Springs, Montana as seen from the H on the hill.

Our stay in Hot Springs was relaxing, and it felt good to be back in the good ol’ U.S. of A after our crazy Alaskan RVing adventure. The crisp morning air under the big sky also felt good on our morning runs.

Hot Springs, Montana
Hot Springs, Montana

It felt good to finally go fly fishing under the Big Montana Sky, while I still could that is, before the fishing rod incident. 🙁

Madison River
Fly Fishing the Madison River

As the air gets even crisper, it feels even better to be flying further south for the winter.

Ruby Creek Homestead
Ruby Creek Homestead, near Yellowstone National Park

Before long, we’ll be heading back to the congested southwest where I’m sure we may see some stunning desert sunsets. But it will be tough to top this scene from our sweet boondocking spot near the Grand Tetons.

Grand Tetons Sunset
Sunset over the Grand Tetons

With Alaska officially behind us, we have started another new full-time RVing map and hope you will continue to follow along on our journey. Where are you headed this winter?

4 thoughts on “Why They Call It Big Sky Country”

  1. Love these photos! We were up on Ruby Creek Road over the weekend and saw the old buildings you have photographed here. We found a grave next to one of the cabins. Did you see it, too? I’m just trying so hard to find any info on the internet but I’m having a hard time.


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