Trip to Bozeman


Our trip to Bozeman, Montana to pick up the Gibson Western Classic SJ-200.

Alicia poses with a large bear statue
It was a bear of a trip
Don Ruffato with a Gibson Ren Ferguson Custom guitar
Don Ruffato of Gibson shows off a Ren Ferguson Custom at Valley Guitar
A 20th anniversary Paul Reed Smith double neck guitar with intricate dragon inlay design. Price tag says $40,000
Also at Valley Guitar, but not a Gibson
A road curved along a stream lined with pine trees
On the road to Yellowstone
A pamphlet warning park visitors not to approach buffalo to avoid being gored
Like being chased by a pissed off Toyota
A buffalo standing behind a bush
What does a Buffalo do behind a bush? Anything it wants to!
A warning sign that says UNSTABLE GROUND. BOILING WATER. Stay on designated trails. Slippery when wet or icy. No bikes or pets.
Mmmm... boiling mud
One of the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park
Alicia with a beer at a bar
Old Faithful Herself
The Old Faithful geyser in action at Yellowstone
The Original "Old Faithful"
An exterior shot of the Lehrkind Mansion, a victorian style house with wraparound porch and turret
The Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Bozeman, Montana
19th century facades in Downtown Virginia City
Downtown Virginia City, Montana
A faded wooden sign from 1864 listing people that were hanged
Hang 'em High
Smoke rising far off in the distance behind a sea of trees from a forest fire
A forest fire from a distance, about 250K acres
Close up of a license plate frame on a Bozeman Police motorcycle that reads 'Smile, I could be behind you!'
'Nuff said
A guitar frame secured with a series of clamps
Kerfing up a J-45
Binding the top and bottom face of the guitar
A guitar craftsman holds up an in-progress neck piece from a guitar they're building
Think she was board with her job?
Alicia with Ren Ferguson
Alicia and Ren Ferguson
A buffalo steak with a baked potato, and dish of gravy
Them buffalos was mighty tasty!