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Missoula Montana?

Hey Stretch, I'm sitting here almost wetting my pants! I could say something, but I'll put a cork in it!!!

Missoula---? What's the population? 30K. How many women could there be?

Must be a tad bit cold up there this time of year. Maybe good eating and getting liquor's up would be more prudent than losing a few fingers fly fishing in water that is 25F.
 
Could we go back to this phone sex a minute???

While I don't believe I would be interested, I do wonder a bit about "phone sex". I guess the first question is..... how do you tell which sex the phone is??? I don't think most pilots would want to be involved with a phone that was the same sex. However, I supposed (not mentioning any names) that one state or two might deviate from the norm. :D :roll:
 
So this is a thread that's not just old, but reeks of the "old days" on Supercub.org. :ROFLMAO:

Anyhow, I was hoping that one or two of the more respectable folks could enlighten me on Missoula Montana, et al. My daughter that is obviously much smarter than I is considering University of Montana for Grad School. Any one with pros and cons to the school, the people and the area for a young woman from the east?

Thanks,
Peter
 
Now we need an episodic thread of “where are they now”…

Went to Rich Ranch near Missoula a few years back, neat area.

sj
 
We go to Missoula often. It is the closest big city for us. Most recently my wife had ankle surgery there that has required a few follow up trips. The city proper is nice and growing fast. It is amazing how fast. It seems new apartment complexes pop up in between our trips there. The airport has a new large terminal building under construction. However MSO is not a very friendly GA airport imo. Crime is low and folks are friendly. There are a lot of recreational opportunities close by and for aviators quite a few backcountry airstrips in MT and Idaho. In an hour or so I’m flying into the Selway.

The University is a different subject. If they’re offering a program she’s interested in then I’m sure she’d enjoy Missoula.
 
So this is a thread that's not just old, but reeks of the "old days" on Supercub.org. :ROFLMAO:

Anyhow, I was hoping that one or two of the more respectable folks could enlighten me on Missoula Montana, et al. My daughter that is obviously much smarter than I is considering University of Montana for Grad School. Any one with pros and cons to the school, the people and the area for a young woman from the east?

Thanks,
Peter
Peter,

I attended the University of Montana, Missoula, many moons ago. They have a strong Wildlife School, and are renowned for their Forestry programs. Montana's only law school is co-located there. They are a member of WAAMI if that matters to your daughter. They have many strong liberal arts programs as well. Several well known Western authors taught here, or learned here, think Dorothy Johnson, Norman McClean, etc, so they have a strong Journalism school. It is quite a beautiful small campus, and walking distance to downtown. Mascot is the Grizzly.

Spinner did a good job describing the surroundings. City is growing like crazy, just like most cities in western MT.

MTV
 
Thanks Mike.
I don’t know what WAAMI is which probably means I don’t want to know. It’s somewhat an odd choice in my opinion but they apparently have a history program that fits her needs/desires.
She had moved to Williamsburg VA and looked at William and Mary and North Carolina, but it seems currently she is more excited about Montana.
She may not admit it but she has a little bit of my thirst for adventure in her. Just still young enough to be a bit naive about full on adulthood.
I’ll pass on your comments.
 
Thanks Mike.
I don’t know what WAAMI is which probably means I don’t want to know. It’s somewhat an odd choice in my opinion but they apparently have a history program that fits her needs/desires.
She had moved to Williamsburg VA and looked at William and Mary and North Carolina, but it seems currently she is more excited about Montana.
She may not admit it but she has a little bit of my thirst for adventure in her. Just still young enough to be a bit naive about full on adulthood.
I’ll pass on your comments.
Full on adulthood is overrated 0/10 do not recommend
 
This was not too far west of Missoula two days ago.

WAAMI is an exchange program for students from western states that do not have a medical program allowing them to attend Washingtons medical school.

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Anyhow, I was hoping that one or two of the more respectable folks could enlighten me on Missoula Montana, et al. My daughter that is obviously much smarter than I is considering University of Montana for Grad School. Any one with pros and cons to the school, the people and the area for a young woman from the east?

Thanks,
Peter
Peter;

I don't know as to whether I'm one of the more "respectable" here, but I have a friend who used to teach there for many years. He retired a few years back so it appears the University has been getting more respectable lately. It's not a bad town - if you're a town type person. I'd say decide on the academic value of their post graduate degrees. At that age, anywhere you go is what you make of it. When you finish with it and go to the next thing what you got there is important - not how much you enjoyed it. Doesn't matter so much for undergrad stuff, but a doctorate from "East Bumble University" doesn't get you as far as one from a big name in your discipline.

Either way best of luck to all concerned.
 
Peter
It’s a good excuse to fly out to visit her and do some Real back country flying. My friend Fred from Colorado introduced this city kid to Moose Creek and many others back in 89; but not just fishing and flying, but exploring. Moose Creek had trout, Fish Lake had Moose.
July 22, Fred and I will be driving up to Yellow Pine, staying in the back of the general store. We’ll be reliving our old haunts: Johnson Creek, favorite fishing hole, Big Creek, Stibnite mine, Yellow Pine saloon, where the bar is one 50 foot slab of ponderosa pine, and that abandoned mining town where he loves going into that black hole.
I’ll be driving back alone. Not that I abandoned an old friend, but he wanted his remains left at one of those haunts.
 
Thanks Mike.
Just still young enough to be a bit naive about full on adulthood.
I’ll pass on your comments.
What is this "adulthood" you speak of? More importantly, how would you learn about it?

I would imagine that if western history is of interest, UM would be a good choice. If she goes there, I am just a quick ride to visit- continue west until over salt water, turn right.
 
My MIssoula story is: In '74 or so a buddy and I had just flown our hang gliders off the big M above the U on Mount Sentinel, me first, ran right down one leg of the M, and landed in the university Quad below. By invitation/with permission, a one time deal. That night I was sitting in Eddy's, the place with all the pictures on the wall, and this fine looking woman walks in with a few of her girlfriends and sits down next to me. I may have mentioned I was a hang glider pilot at some point...., and had just flew the M, as an ice breaker (just one example on how flying has been good to me.) One thing led to another, a year later we married. One of her girl friends married the actor Jeff Bridges a while later, he got second best, then again, they are still married, we are not, but that's another story.
 
Interesting news article last night. One of U of M’s Deans announced they’re planning to cut up to $15 million in programs over the next several years. Apparently, their Liberal Arts and STEM programs are doing well, but they’re reducing other programs. Not sure what that means for specific majors, but I’d be asking questions specific to your daughters major field.

MTV
 
Thanks all for your input. My daughter visited for a few days and decided to take the acceptance and enroll for grad school. Big step for her but she will start in august, provided she can find living accommodations.
Thanks again for some insight on the area. She said it was beautiful country. 😎
 
Maybe as members of supercub.org, we can pass the hat in order to buy you a pair of Birkenstocks, and a hacky sack so you'll fit in when you visit her...😋
 
I very much look forward to visiting her there, and if I get to work maybe I could do it in my plane before she leaves. Just not counting those chickens yet. 🙄
 
Don't forget the black knee high ankle socks for under the Birkenstocks topped off with Bermuda shorts in a color that does not appear in nature to go along with them, Pete. We must maintain our Boomer standards, you know.
 
Don't forget the black knee high ankle socks for under the Birkenstocks topped off with Bermuda shorts in a color that does not appear in nature to go along with them, Pete. We must maintain our Boomer standards, you know.
Hahahahaha LMAO Waldo!

Reminds me of of the day that a Piper Sales Pilot landed at middlebury in a brand new M600(?) - which ever their small single turbine is. Since Vermont is out to lunch regarding FBO’s and our door was open the fellow parked on our ramp thinking it may be the FBO/meeting place.

Turned out he was there to meet a prospective couple that were interested in upgrading. The couple walks down in matching outfits. The running joke around us rednecks was exactly “what color are their shorts”? My guess was “Fucha” if that’s how it is spelled.
Finally a more fashion oriented person informed us it was a good chance the color was “salmon”.

I don’t own any Birkenstocks, black knee highs, or salmon colored Bermuda shorts but as I’m not in the market for a turbine piper or grad school, I guess I’m okay.

If I ever get to fly out Waldo I’ll call you to go with me. It would be a hoot.

Pb :)
 
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