Every now and then an opportunity presents itself in which you can't pass up. I almost did - Luckily I had a friend who had my back and assured me that I would be missing out if I didn't take this trip. My ideal vacation usually has me sitting on a beach drinking. At least that's what I would describe as my ideal vacation. This was not that type of trip. This was a trip unlike anything I had anticipated. This was a trip to Montana, but this was also a trip "For The Boys".
I honestly never imagined I'd go to Montana. I'm not sure why, it just never entered my mind that the west would be a vacation destination. My perception of vacations up until this point was either a cruise to the Caribbean, touring around Europe, or some sort of local beach getaway (my family either travels big or not at all).
We went for a week which at the time seemed long enough, but there was so much to do that that turned out to be wrong. The days flew by, and each day was different. We did the typical "man stuff" one would imagine. We drank beer and whiskey, ate beef, went golfing, floated along a ditch while doing all three, ripped atv's through the mountains, and went on a few hikes. Throw in a few other activities you would expect three twenty-something's to do and you can figure out the rest.
Not to mention the house was gigantic. They call the house their ranch house. I don't know about you but when I think of a ranch house, I think of a run down, little shack on a huge piece of property. This property was huge, and the house did not disappoint.
Only three of us were able to make the trip but it ended up being the perfect number. There were two atv's and since one of us wasn't super comfortable riding one, it meant that I essentially got my own for the week.
When I got back, people would ask "how was your trip", the literal only way to describe it was "amazing". It was one of the most amazing trips I have ever been on. It was so different than anything else I had experienced. People were kind, welcoming, intriguing. It was an escape from the work force of New York City, and it was much needed.
Until the next one.