Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tourists at Home

Two weekends ago Sage thought it would be a fun idea to do the tourist thing around the Missoula are. After twisting my arm a little, we were on our way. We decided to check out Phillipsburg, Anaconda, then head to Butte.

P-burg is a nice little rustic town, but unfortunately everything was closed so we didn't get to experience much.

Anaconda didn't even turn out to be a place worth stopping. I don't even think I would want my car to break down there. On to Butte....

Butte was a little better, but like the other towns, nearly everything was closed. We walked around the historic downtown checking out the old buildings and trying to imagine what it was like when Butte was one of the wealthiest town in America. Unfortunately, Butte now isn't much more than a died up mining town with the worlds largest and most god awful open copper pit!

We headed up to the mining museum but didn't have time to take an underground tour. Looked like it would have been fascinating. After that, I had about all I could handle of Butte and we were quickly back in the car heading home.

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