Arrival in Dillon

Trip Start Apr 18, 2011
Trip End May 08, 2011

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Beaverhead River Lodge

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We don't have far to go today so no hurry in getting on the road.  We got ready, checked out  and returned to The Crossing for breakfast.  We had been there last night for dinner also,  Nice lady, Diane, owned the place and had just opened it about Feb 1 as a replacement for her original restaurant that burned done last November.  A good place stop if you ever happen to be in Wisdom, MT.

We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day on our drive to Dillon.  Saw lots of cattle and newborn calves as this is the middle of the calving season.  At times we were at nearly 7,000 feet elevation and saw lots of snow. 


We arrived in Dillon about noon and checked into our new residence for he next four nights - the Beaverhead River Lodge.  Seems like it will be very comfy.  Bev's tooth and temporary crown is still bothering her so we called our dentist friend, Bob, and he gave us the name of a dentist there in Dillon.  Bev got into see him right away and hopefully the tooth will feel better soon. 

We then stopped at the Dillon Public Library to see if they would like to receive some Will James  books.  Tomorrow we will be delivering a set to the Dillon Elementary / Middle School and we brought an extra set along hoping the Dillon Public Library would also like a set.  We got a call back this evening from the Library Director saying that she would like a set so we will deliver them in the morning after we have been to the school.  Much fun!  The Dillon Public Library is another beautiful old library.  The building was built in 1906 and has served as the library ever since.  It is on the list of National Treasures.  An interesting fact is that the original Library Director served from 1909 until 1964.

We drove around the University of Montana Western and stopped to see the Roe House.  This is an old house that was built by the Roe family in 1906 and was on a ranch about 30 miles south of Dillon.  Ted Tuner bought the ranch and in 1998 donated it to the University and paid to have it moved to the University grounds.  It was moved intact and then restored.  We got to walk through it and it is a beautiful piece of architecture.   It is now being used for offices.


We had dinner at Sparky's Garage as it seems to be the place to eat in Dillon.  Looking forward to Friday to get on the river.

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Brian Mason on

Wow! really getting great feeling about this trip. Good work with the Will James books. You will become a legend in the West just like Will and Robert.
Wish we could be with you.
Keep enjoying. Bev, watch the pies on that tooth.
Lots opf Love from NZ
Brian & Alli

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