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jak488
December 1st, 2009, 04:22 AM
Hey all; long time lurker here though this is my first post. Used to live in Greenwich Village but now live here in Montana. A place so remote has its drawbacks but the scenery sure is gorgeous. :D Took these a couple weeks ago after a decent snowfall.

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NYatKNIGHT
December 1st, 2009, 03:30 PM
Very nice. I've enjoyed some fun times in Bozeman, but only in summer.

Fabrizio
December 1st, 2009, 04:45 PM
What is life like in Bozeman, Montana? Tell us about it.

hbcat
December 1st, 2009, 10:17 PM
I love the mountains in the background. I've also only ever been to Montana in the summer. My first trip from the East coast to the West was on a Greyhound bus -- Montana was huge and took forever to cross but I loved every minute. Great big beautiful vistas -- that's what I remember most. Thanks for the photos.

jak488
December 2nd, 2009, 02:14 AM
What is life like in Bozeman, Montana? Tell us about it.

It's definitely interesting coming from a place like New York. Bozeman is probably a bit more upscale than people would think being that it is in Montana - a lot of wealthy residents from California and other places. It sort of feels like a miniature version of a major city. The locals have nicknamed it Boz Angeles in fact :D

Everyone skis. It's nearly mandatory here. Winters are long - first snow is usually in September and last snow in June - so if you don't ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile you're going to be couped up for a long time.

Oh, and outsiders usually find our (Montana's as a whole) politics interesting. The Unabomber chose to hide out here for a reason. :eek: A lot of libertarian types though. And actual libertarians, not Glenn Beck tea party phonies. People stay out of your business and so does the government. Despite our conservative reputation I can freely smoke marijuana and I know friends who run pot dispensaries right in the public eye with websites and all. Try doing that in New York :p

hbcat
December 2nd, 2009, 02:50 AM
Nice -- good weed, great scenery. What's not to like?

Oh yeah, ten months of snow.... hmmm. And I don't ski....

Why is Bozeman so prosperous though?

jak488
December 2nd, 2009, 02:39 PM
Nice -- good weed, great scenery. What's not to like?

Oh yeah, ten months of snow.... hmmm. And I don't ski....

Why is Bozeman so prosperous though?

It's prosperous in the sense that there are a lot of wealthy retirees around here... but on the other hand there are almost no jobs. And the jobs we do have pay very little. Rich people like to buy summer or retirement homes here basically because of the scenery and the fact that it's within spitting distance of Yellowstone. But as the locals say... the mountains won't pay the bills :(

hbcat
December 3rd, 2009, 03:49 AM
How about one or two photos of Bozeman -- not just the snow, but the downtown area, etc.

Sounds like the work situation is a bit depressing. Do you miss NYC?