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4th of July Rodeo in Choteau, Montana

 

Once again we were lucky enough to spend a few weeks in the west over the last few weeks. There are two things I look forward to all year long, the first is spending the 4th of July in Choteau, Montana and the second if the NRA Rodeo that takes place in town on the 4th.

Choteau is a small town in north central Montana along the Rocky Mountain Front. It’s an idealic little community that get’s the 4th celebrations right. With an emphasis on family events there is something for everyone over the week of Independence Day.

The rodeo is my favorite event and this year was no exception. This rodeo is a favorite for the cowboys on the circuit and for many people across the country and the globe for that matter. Each year it is attended by people from all over the region, the state and the country. There are even people attending from as far away as New Zealand and many other countries around the world.

It’s an event that seems to be timeless. Cowboys and Cowgirls doing what so many of their predecessors have done for decades. This year is the 68th year for the Choteau American Legion Rodeo but the events seen here have been being carried out well back into the 1800’s across this country.

Coincidently this is also the 100th year anniversary of the town of Choteau.

Here is a link to the gallery that contains all the images from the rodeo: http://brianbastinelli.smugmug.com/Events/4JUL13-NRA-Rodeo-Choteau/30471211_w8SCkg#!i=2627109999&k=gGtR3cr

Wonderland, Images of Autumn in Yellowstone

Hi everyone-

Last year I was asked to do a presentation about my trips to Yellowstone National Park for the York County Parks Department year end banquet and awards program. So I created this narrated video for the presentation.

It really is spoken from the heart and tells the story of the relationship between me, my family and one of the most amazing places on earth…. Wonderland.

The narration starts a few minutes into the video. I hope you take a bit of time from your day to explore this beautiful place with me.

September 10, 2012 - 12:25 AM

Kim Hart - Nice Brian… I’m heading to “Wonderland” on the September 23 and will be there until the last Thursday in October. Hope to see you there. I understand what you are saying… both about the wonders of Yellowstone… and the wonderful friends I have met there. I am very lucky to get to spend 2 1/2 – 3 months there every year… but I wish I could spend more. See ya…

A Walk Through Time…

Each time I drive through South Dakota I wish I had more time to stop and spend a few hours at the 1800 Town in Murdo. This is a very cool reconstructed town filled with buildings and artifacts from the 1800’s.

Also at the the 1800 Town is a museum filled with memorabilia from the shooting of the Kevin Costner movie Dances With Wolves.

On my trip this past fall I had just enough time to stop and spend about an hour. Not really enough time but I had been driving the hours and the light was perfect. So I stopped and did the best I could with the short amount of time available to me.

If you are going to be traveling through South Dakota stop by the 1800 Town in Murdo and check it out. It’s a lot of fun. Here is the web address should you want to check it out: www.1880town.com 

Also included in this gallery are a few images from the Mount Rushmore area.

3 Days For A Cure…

On a beautiful fall weekend my sister Beth and some of her friends participated in a three day 60 mile walk to raise money and awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the world’s largest source of non profit funds dedicated to ending breast cancer forever.

Our family has seen it’s fair share of the destructive power of cancer and my sister dedicated her walk to family members who have both lost and won their battles against this insidious disease.

My Aunt Mary or as we called her Mimi lost a long battle with breast cancer many years ago but her memory and kindness live on within each of us.

My Grandmother Mary and my Aunt Rosemary have both battled breast cancer and won. Their strength and dedication to life has been an inspiration to all who know them.

The family gathered at the Philadelphia Navy Ship Yard to see the last leg of the walk and to cheer Beth and her team on. It was a great day and I am so proud of her for chasing to do this walk and completing it with a strong finish!

May 23, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Jenny Zliceski - Brian these are great! Thank you so much for being at the end to cheer us on and take these great pictures!

Battle of Gettysburg, July 2011

Last summer I had the opportunity to attend two days of the re enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg over the 4th of July weekend. This was the first time I had ever been in town at this time and able to attend. I was pretty excited and didn’t really know what to expect. IN the end it was a lot of fun and the photographic possibilities were endless. The only downside was the heat. It was nearly 100 degrees each day and humid. I shouldn’t complain though as I was in a t shirt and shorts and many of the people you will see in the images were in wool including heavy coats.

Enjoy!

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