We just returned home yesterday from a quick road-trip to Montana. We spent a couple of days in Ennis fly fishing the Madison River with no luck catching anything in the way of fish, but what a great time. Fields full of antelope and whitetail deer, an amazing backdrop of the mountains and a river that is hard to describe other than clear and beautiful. Ennis is a quaint little town and is busy this time of year with people coming there primarily to fly fish. From what I am told, come November they "shut-er-down" until the following late April/early May when it starts all over again.
We stayed at the El Western Cabins & Lodges which is just Southeast of town and is a great place to stay. Great cabins for rent and the facility is groomed to perfection. I spoke with the owner (John) one of the mornings we were there. They water the entire property via water wells and I hope to be able to work with him in the near future to help save him a good sum of money on their power bill. Yeah I know, I just can't help myself when I see people doing things where I know I can help with products we provide........cut me some slack.
From there we traveled to Townsend where we attended the annual picnic for Graymont Western's Indian Creek Plant. Zach and Brandan golfed in the four-man scramble they had on Saturday morning where Zach won the closest to the pin contest and received a new golf bag. He still can't believe it.
John and Rick cooked ribeye steaks for all that were worth the 500 mile drive and always are! They had their annual horseshoe tourney and raffle for the employees and their family members. They always have a great turn-out and the weather this year was a bit hotter than normal but turned out great. All-in-all, a great day and a good get away.