Bellingham Golf: Raspberry Ridge, Overlook & Dakota Creek
Relatively cheap, good-quality golf isn't easy to find in Puget Sound. 9-hole rounds priced under $25 are few. I was pleasantly surprised with 3 courses near Bellingham: Raspberry Ridge (Everson), Overlook (Big Lake), and Dakota Creek (Custer). Raspberry Ridge 9-hole, Par 34, 5170 yards $23 for 18 holes In a word: enjoyable. Raspberry Ridge is a local's course of medium length with the usual difficulties. The holes are not too short, too long, too hilly, or too narrow. It of
Just the Saddle Left
Almost finished this one - just the saddle and some details to clean up. Watercolor 16" x 12".
East Front #2
The Breaks of the Missouri and a wild road down to McLellan Ferry crossing. McLellan Ferry is part of the highway system. Crossing is no charge. Here we are waiting for the ferry. Actually, we're waiting for the guy who drives the ferry. He was on the phone with one of the County Commissioners who had a burr in his saddle over some road funding bill that might impact the schedule next Fall. The Ferryman hung up after about 20 minutes, loaded us on, and drove us across the riv
Big Controversy in Big Sandy
Big Sandy: We got a problem. Seems as if your "Home of ..." signage is contradictafying the tourists. You seem to be the "Home of" pert near everything round these parts - Pioneers, John Tester, World's Largest Tractor, and of course Larry Kane. So what's it gonna be Big Sandy? You gots to choose.
East Front #1
We took a road trip east of the mountains in order to check out the unique swath of land located at the transition from the Rocky Mountains proper to the foreland plains to the east. It is, like North Park, CO and the Alberta-BC line, some of the very best the West has to offer. Rough, thin, insular, and vast. Authentic as a pair of bucking horse Olsen-Stelzers. We're talking about an area far east of Glacier, east of the Bob, where grizzlies are returning to roam the high pr
Best Golf Advice Ever - Top 10 Insights
Can we say this, yet? Why can't we say this? Modern golf clubs are engineered to outperform the modern golfer. You will never measure up to the club in your hand. Therefore, you should buy mid-priced or used clubs, get fitted, play 50 rounds a summer, and take lessons rather than worry about upgrading your equipment. Its not the clubs winging balls left and right into the rhubarb, its you. Lee Westwood gamed Ping Eye 2s until very recently. Until the golf world decides we can
Over the Shoulder at the Ronan Rodeo
Rodeo night in Ronan: Prize bulls, buckin' horses, mini-bulls, mutton busters, and an 8-second clock. Packed house. The best views are from the corral rails. "Well, he came off a little early that time, folks. No score from the judges. But let's give that cowboy a big Ronan, Montana hand." Fence sitters. High schoolers. Networking.
Here's yer sign! Well, our sign anyway. Its for our new AirBnB. Began the design with a Google Image search on Texas Longhorn Skulls. I prefer the look of straighter horns. Then I located some appropriate Western-syle fonts. Here is our logo in "Boots & Spurs" and "Docktrin". I put a quick layout together in Illustrator, sizing the letter spacing for a 1/4" router bit. The artwork is overall is 11" x 33". 11x. The overall sign is 13-1/2" x 39". Glued up some cedar leftover fr