Sorry for the lack of posts this last week. As you may have known from my last VLOG’s, I had to go on a week long work trip across Montana. It was an amazing experience to say the least. Below is a paraphrasing on the main points of the trip.
The purpose of our trip was to create a few videos for some of the schools in Montana. First, we headed to Hardin. It was a small town in the south eastern part of the state on the Crow Indian Reservation. We spent two days exploring the area and getting to know the kids.
In the evenings, we explored the surrounding areas and found the location of the battle of Little Big Horn. One of the rangers was kind enough to give us a tour of the place and explain all of the history. To be honest, it was a bit of an eerie experience. It was so quiet and serene there. It was an odd feeling standing in the exact place where so many people were killed but it was incredibly humbling at the same time.
From there, we headed toward Yellowtail Dam and drove to the Marina during sunset. It was seriously breathtaking.
Once we finished our work in Hardin, we spent a day driving across the backroads of the state to Browning. Browning was another small town in the north western portion of the state. This time, we were on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. We had 3 days to meet the staff and kids of the Browning schools. We spent the first day just exploring the area. We drove around the amazing Glacier National Park and ended up in Whitefish. It was such a cool town.
The second day, we ran interviews with the staff of the Browning school district. They were all so passionate about their jobs and their kids. It was inspiring. After the interviews, we ran up to Glacier again and got a few time lapse shots of mountains. A storm was rolling in so we didn’t have much time up there.
Our final day in Browning was a shock. I woke up around 6:30AM to.. a huge snowstorm. Like.. a serious snowstorm. It was a bit of a shock to the system but it was still a blast. We spent the whole first half of the day traveling to the different schools and filming classrooms.
Finally, after finishing up around 3:00PM, we decided we’d try and drive to Missoula and stay the night. Well, once we got there, we thought it would be a good idea to drive through the night all the way home. It was about an 11 hour drive with all the stops included. We were freaking exhausted by the time we finally got home but it was all worth it.
Montana is a truly beautiful state. We’ve been there a few times, but usually only to Helena and back. It was awesome to get the chance to tour from one end of the state to the other. Thanks for coming along with me on the trip.