Bobbie at nursing graduation in Mitchell, South Dakota where she
Ron as a geology graduate student in Montana. It was the 60's.
The only thing that hasn't changed is the pickup truck. It was an
old pickup than and it's still an old pickup.
Ranger Ron. Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone Park, 1965. Even
then he was a nature guide.
On the 3rd Sukkertoppen Expedition in southwest Greenland. Far
away, Barry Goldwater was running for president.
Coal Mining, 1970's. Ron's "real" career was as a coal mine
geologist and lawyer, and later as a mine developer. He worked on
establishing the Decker Mine, which became the largest in the world,
and later on developed his own mines.
Tending the sluices. Summers in the early '80's the entire family
prospected for gold. Our little kids learned the meaning of digging
to bedrock at an early age.
Ron at work on the walls of the house. It took two years of
full-time work to build the house, mostly working alone.
Bobbie, house building in 1984. She was also busy working on an
advanced nursing degree and raising two little kids.
Our kids, Heather and Eric, early-day B&B workers. Eric is now an
engineer in Billings. Heather lives in the Bull Mountains and works
as a dental assistant in Billings. Both vow that they will never
have their own bed and breakfast.
The Stockwell Fire, 1996. Ron has been a member of the Bighorn
Fire Department for many years and battled countless wildland fires.
After eleven years running the nursing program at the Wyoming
girl's reform school, Bobbie became a public health nurse, caring
for elderly folks living in their own homes.
More than twenty years ago Ron and Bobbie began taking paying
guests, and they've been doing that ever since- more than 10,000
guests by now! It's Ron's full-time occupation and a sideline for