Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Paradise Valley

Last weekend we went to Chico Hot Springs to get a change of scenery and to see Tom Catmull and the Clerics perform in the saloon there.  The hot springs are in Paradise Valley, which runs from north of Yellowstone to Livingston, Montana.

The Absaroka Mountains southeast of Livingston.

Makes sense.  Paradise Found in Paradise Valley.
Our cabin at Chico Hot Springs.

The view from the cabin.
 Looking the other way.

On Saturday we left to take a drive through Paradise Valley.

 The Yellowstone River.

Cow elk.

Bull elk.

Heading back toward Livingston.
At a gas station in Livingston.

Tom Catmull and the Clerics put on another awesome show and had the crowd dancing, hopping and yelling "Diesel horn!"  The saloon was a little bit of a walk from the cabin, so I didn't lug my camera over there, which means I didn't get any pics of the band at this show.  Here's a pic I took of them when they played Lapin's Garden in June 2010.


  1. Shouldn't the St. Bernard have a brandy cask under his neck. I was under the impression that was a requirement in case he had to save someone. *

  2. I think they can take it off when they're in town.

  3. Chico Hot Springs is on my list of to dos! I've stayed at Fairmont Hot Springs...do you think Chico is better?

  4. Hey, Rhonda. We have not been to Fairmont, but we've heard good things about it, even while we were at Chico. Chico was full when we were there, which is too many people for me. The pool had so many people, we didn't even get in. One of the guys in the band joked about it being humanity stew. We've decided it would be best for us to go to Chico in the middle of the week.