Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Chico Photos on Picasa

In case anyone has been suffering from photographic deprivation,
there are 700+ pictures on the Chico Trip Picasa site:

The Rafting, Tuesday Pinata, and More Chico albums are compiled by
my mother from pictures taken by Ron, Kathy and Becki Metz.

The Thursday Evening album is the entire set of Tom & Leslie Donnelly's group photos.

Laura and I also have albums from our cameras.
Mine are mostly on the way to and from Chico.
The Beartooth Highway is spectacular.

Let me know if you have pictures you'd like to add.

Warning: Bison in mirror are closer than they appear.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thursday evening pictures

Leslie Donnelly posted pictures from Thursday so we can all download them:
Downloading may be easier with Picasa and a gmail account, which are both free from Google.
The picture resolution is pretty good, but if there are a few pictures you'd like at full resolution,
let Renee or I know.

It was miraculous to have a family photo session with only one set of cameras.
Tom & Leslie did a fantastic job.

I had a great week at Chico, but it went by way too fast.
Thank you to everyone who came, and special thanks to Leslie & Tom for the pictures.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Final Countdown!!

Hey guys! Chico is almost upon us! Just a few super last minute reminders.
There are only a few places to eat near Chico, and most of those are touristy and expensive, so you will want to stock up on some groceries before you get there. Good places to do that are: Livingston, if you're coming from the East, Bozeman, if you're coming from the NorthWest and Gardiner if you're coming from the SouthWest. There are groceries available in Emigrant and Pray the two closest towns to Chico, but they are much more expensive than what you would find in a larger town.

Chico Cancellation Policy
If you need to change or cancel your room it must be done 48 hours in advance or you will be charged an extra fee. Call the front desk at (406) 333-4933.

Check In & Info
Check In is at the main lodge and starts at 3pm. You will need to have the name of the reservation ready as well as the State on your license plate. You will receive a welcome packet in your room with the map, schedule of events, general info and some fun goodies, compliments of your Chico Trip Executive Team!

In case you were wondering where the Packing Blog Post went it's hiding here! Also, it can be cool up in Montana so don't forget a sweater!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you SOON! Drive/Fly Safely!
Here's some traveling music for you!

Big Sky or Bust!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What to Eat Post 1

So, we've mostly worked out how we're all getting there and where we're going to sleep but what are we all going to eat!? Well there are a few options. This post is about what meals are already planned and food that can be found right there at Chico, there will be a following post about where to buy groceries before you get here.

Planned Meals
First, there are a couple of meals already planned where we can all come together and eat as a family. 
  1. Sunday Dinner, Daniel & Renee are hosting a Pizza Party. 
  2. Tuesday Dinner Potluck, MaRae King is providing ground beef for Tacos, the Rausch family is bringing Beans and Sauerkraut, and the Wolf family is bringing a Garden Salad.
  3. Thursday we will all enjoy a fancy dinner in celebration on Renee & Daniel's 10 years of marriage. 
There is a Poolside Grille  open for lunch and dinner and the full menu (see below) is also served in the Saloon. (both are located around the hot springs pools)

There is also a formal dining room which serves dinner and is storied to have AMAZING food. Reservations are highly recommended by the resort. All of the tasty produce comes from the gardens right there at Chico. The menu is as follows.

For more information check out the website at:

Big Sky Or Bust

Monday, June 13, 2011

Packing List to the Rescue!

Agonizing about what to pack? Afraid you might forget something? Fear not, we have a packing list! Just click on each page (individually) to make them bigger, click print on your browser and then use both pages to ensure you don't forget anything! We can't wait to see you there! (if you need help making them print full page, just e-mail or give me a call at 580.370.8535)
*Just a few notes on what to NOT FORGET: Lawn chairs will come in especially handy for those outdoor meals, Flashlights will be useful for walking about Chico after sundown, and Bug spray (also known as Insect Repellent) will make sure you and your children don't get carried away by mosquitoes the size of black hawks. The rest of this stuff is totally optional. (but please, please bring soap!) Happy Packing.

Big Sky or Bust!