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Diseasel



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PostSubject: Montana   August 2nd 2018, 11:42 pm

We returned from our annual week in Montana. The weather was great. We stayed in a Big Sky resort cabin with ski-in/out. It's about 50 miles north of the Yellowstone West entrance. Even without snow, there's lots of family fun. We did some fly fishing, white water rafting, hiking, archery, mountain biking, farmer's market, and zip-lining. We love it there so much we were considering a fractional cabin ownership but the HOA and fractional ownership fees are ridiculous. We might have to look for something more reasonable away from the ski resort area. We're hoping Trump's new max $10k SALT tax hits secondary home prices for a little incentive.
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Diseasel



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PostSubject: Re: Montana   August 3rd 2018, 12:53 am

Here's a young bull moose bedded down (~26x zoom) on a morning hike. From the naked eye he looked like a rock in the bush:



It was difficult to catch in a photo but saw a double rainbow:


Nice view at end of hike:
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PostSubject: Re: Montana   August 3rd 2018, 2:17 pm

Very nice landscapes. I've got to get out that way.

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Diseasel



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PostSubject: Re: Montana   August 5th 2018, 5:30 pm

I keep adding requirements for the next move and an available water source is high on the list.

- a nearby water source, ideally a river or spring fed pond
- acreage, min 5 acres
- elk, deer traffic
- either no HOA or very low monthly fees
- city within 50 miles or so
- low property tax
- broadband internet, HughesNet would be a last resort

I found a few possibilities in Montana and Wyoming.
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PostSubject: Re: Montana   August 8th 2018, 12:12 am

Internet is big anymore.
We do a lot of surfing in town on lowes wifi.

Recently had a landline run since cell reception is so terrible. Only internet options are satellite or dialup.
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Diseasel



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PostSubject: Re: Montana   August 10th 2018, 5:30 pm

DSL is probably better than satellite but we had bad luck with DSL a few years back. Lots of disconnects. Hope it's better now. I need secure internet connection in the home so I can trade. Sometimes wireless carriers provide service into the home but I bet it's expensive and lower MBPS. Maybe a local real estate agent can shed some light. I frequently see 'internet ready home' but no mention of available internet service.


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PostSubject: Re: Montana   August 10th 2018, 5:31 pm

I ran across that crazy Yellowstone series with Kevin Costner on Paramount Network/Channel. It reminds me of the old Dallas series with some Sopranos thrown in. They mentioned Paradise Valley, Mt which is one area we were looking at. It might be about 50 miles north of Yellowstone's north entrance. The Yellowstone River flows through it.
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PostSubject: Re: Montana   August 17th 2018, 7:49 pm

That looks awesome. I really need more vacations.
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