Been here in Ennis for a bit and are having a great time. Spent some time tying new kinds of flies for the local area. Have fishing Ennis Lake the last two days and we're trying to learn the ins and outs of that water. I did well on Monday with 8 fish to 20 inches, and I caught two browns that were my first in quite a few years. Have twice listened to a group called Growling Old Men...outstanding music. The first time was at the end of a music and fishing camp they had put on in Ennis. Mandolin, guitar and bass for the show, and they had some students pick a few tunes with them as well. Sat in the grass alone the creek behind the El Western, fought off mosquitos, and listened to great music. Last Sunday we went over to Virginia City and heard them play again (with their regular bass player) at the Elling House and saw and art exhibit of Zack Babbit's work. I talked with the guitar player, John Lowell, and found out they three who played were part of a great bluegrass group called Kane's River. They are disbanded now, but I can remember hearing them way back at a bluegrass festival in Parker, Arizona. I can also remember playing some of the songs from their CD on the bluegrass radio program I used to have. We have a friend by the name of John Moore, who plays with Bluegrass Etc, and we learned that John Lowell is a good friend of his as well...small world for sure. We're staying at the Ennis RV Village RV Park...very nice park if you're so inclined...and last week got with some folks down our row and picked tunes in the evening. They had a couple guitars, I brought down my mandolin, and the wife had her stand up bass. Last night we got invited to come back down on Friday evening after supper and play some more. Good stuff. Today we're headed over to Bozeman to get the tires we ordered put on the wife's car and do some other running around. Still have a couple weeks to enjoy ourselves here before heading to our new home in South Dakota. Most definitely going to go back and spend a day in Virginia City walking through the old buildings and learning about the town. Anyway, we're enjoying Montana for certain.