Livingston, Montana is about 20-30 minutes south of Bozeman – nestled between some mountain ranges on 89, which leads to the north entrance of Yellowstone.
The owner of the property was super kind. She gave us a book on trails we could hike in Livingston and Bozeman. She gave us some suggestions on a park for the kids to run around and a rodeo.
We went into Bozeman one evening and had dinner at the Montana Ale Works. The building used to be a train station. Now it’s a huge restaurant with all sorts of local brews on tap, including brewed root beer that the kids enjoyed, and pretty incredible food. I had my first bison steak. Yum! Afterwards, we walked Main St for Bozeman’s Music on Main. The street was packed – mainly with college students getting their Thursday night party on, but we enjoyed the music. We ducked into a record store and found an old arcade machine where we battled each other in Galactica.
It became obvious how Shane spent some of his younger years! 😳
We did hit the Livingston Roundup Slack – which I came to learn is a pre-event where Cowboys do certain events to achieve a time so that they can move on to another rodeo. The 4th of July weekend is apparently the biggest rodeo weekend in Montana.