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Hello Forum. It's been a while, but we've been busy with moving and selling the house to make a big change (for the better!).

(I know we weren't horribly missed--what, no "Where did FamilyJ go?" threads!).

Anyway, the FamilyJ crew loves it here. And, the 4-day, 1600-mile trip is the FJ was like riding in a Lexus--no complaints from the wife, 2 kids, or the dog. And, the FJ loves it here with all the hills and twisty roads.

As far as mileage, the Scanguage showed between 22.5 and 25 MPG where is was relatively flat (TX and CO), and that's with a full load and a cartop carrier. Mileage suffered outside of Denver because of the hills (and the gasoline we filled up with in Colorado was really, really is lousy). Last part of the trip (from Buffalo, WY to MT) was still in the 19 to the low 20's MPG, but that's with a lot of hills.

Once we got into northern CO, the ride was absolutely beautiful, especially for a group of flat-landers like us.

Thanks for stopping by!

(PS...I'm not in the pic because someone had to hold the camera...!)
 

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Where at in MT did you wind up? I lived in Houston for 3 years after grad school and decided to come back home to the mountains before I offed myself:lol: Out of curiousity, you didn't come through Buffalo yesterday did you? Congrats on the move and welcome to the mountains.:cheers::wave:
 

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Sorry to see ya leave, but I'm sure that Montana will provide a lot more scenery than Dallas, that's for sure!

Next time we're up that way we'll have to do some wheelin'. Have a great life up there!
 

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Where at in MT did you wind up? I lived in Houston for 3 years after grad school and decided to come back home to the mountains before I offed myself:lol: Out of curiousity, you didn't come through Buffalo yesterday did you? Congrats on the move and welcome to the mountains.:cheers::wave:
Missoula, where there's an Obama sticker on every vehicle, and every other vehicle has a bumper sticker blaming Bush for something...

Aside from that (which, I don't mind, it just ads to the local color), the family really loves it here.

Although, the hikes I am forcing them to do resemble the Bataan Death March for them...
 

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Sorry to see ya leave, but I'm sure that Montana will provide a lot more scenery than Dallas, that's for sure!

Next time we're up that way we'll have to do some wheelin'. Have a great life up there!
I don't want to turn this into a "why I left Texas" themed-thread, but the area sure has changed over the last few years. And yes, the scenery (and the people) are wonderful here.
 

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We enjoyed checking out Missoula. When we lived/worked in N. VA near D.C., we had it as one of our possible relocation choices when we did one of our recon tours. Nice location near a lot of recreation.

The bumper stickers make sense with the U of MT there and all the folks from CA and environs who have purchased property around Missoula. Missoula appeared to be a milder form of Bozeman in that respect. The people we met in Missoula were a little friendlier and generally more welcoming.

Have you hiked to the 'M' yet?

Hope you and your family enjoy your new home.
 

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Have you hiked to the 'M' yet?
Yep--this was the first "forced march" for the family (I've done it several times when I was here checking the place out).

The older daughter and dog made it halfway before turning back. The wife was a trooper and got her second wind and made it to the top. The youngest daughter (8) shot straight up to the top, and had to wait about 15-20 minutes for us to finally get there!
 
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