By John D. Pierce
Here are 10 of the many good reasons to register for the Nurturing Faith Experience: Yellowstone/Tetons to be held July 9-16.
1. Bruce Gourley’s local knowledge
See Yellowstone, Tetons and the surrounding area in ways few get to enjoy. The owner of Yellowstone.net, Bruce has long explored the region and provides an insider view with a personal touch.
2. Breathtaking scenery
From imposing mountains to expansive valleys to spewing geysers to colorful sunrises and sunsets, beauty abounds day after day. And keep your eyes open for bison, bighorn sheep, bears, moose, wolves and other residents of the places we’ll visit.
3. Friendships and memories
Travel with a small group of people eager to talk, laugh and share. The time spent together is one of the best parts of this experience — which lasts a week but provides warm memories for a lifetime.
4. Float the Snake River
An end-of-day raft trip in Grand Teton will include dinner outdoors and great prospects for wildlife viewing. Take a sneak peek here.
5. Tony’s storytelling
Informal gatherings will include Tony Cartledge’s insightful telling of Bible stories we learned as children but might reconsider as adults.
6. Huckleberries but no hassle
Just register and book your flights. From the time you arrive at the Bozeman airport until you depart, you are in good hands. Relax and enjoy.
7. Meet Benny
Benny McCracken will join us one evening to tell stories of life in the West — West Yellowstone, Mont., that is, a small town with summer tourists and deep-chilled winters.
8. Clark’s Fork’s cinnamon rolls
We don’t want you getting hungry between meals.
9. Great food from opening dinner to cowboy cookout
We eat well — starting at Montana Ale Works in beautiful downtown Bozeman on through the grand vittles at Parade Rest Guest Ranch.
10. See it while you can
Beneath the surface of Yellowstone is a “supervolcano” that erupts every 640,000 years. So don’t procrastinate. Details and registration information are right here.