BEST WESTERN BUTTE PLAZA INN – Todayz Montana Travel and Recreation 2011/2012

2011 Best Western Butte Plaza Inn


By Michelle Ochsner

Leave the world behind as you hideaway in affordable comfort here at the Best Western Butte Plaza Inn. Guests staying here at the hotel will have benefits of cable satellite television with HBO, free high-speed Internet access, and a complimentary full hot breakfast every morning. After a day of excursions, guests may take a refreshing dip in the hotel’s swimming pool, a relaxing soak in the hot tub, or rejuvenate with a work out in the fully equipped exercise facility. For business travelers, a business center and meeting space accommodating up to 80 people suitable for all your company’s needs. All rooms are equipped with comfortable king or queen size beds and children under 12 stay free with a paying adult. Perkins restaurant is on-site for all guests to have the benefit of a delicious meal or enjoy a cocktail during happy hour offered weekdays at the hotel’s Hops Pub and Casino.

The area provides unique attractions, outdoor recreation, and scenic views that draw people to visit from around the world. Historical sites in the region mark Butte, Montana as a fascinating piece of history. Surrounded by historic copper mines, restored theaters, historic churches, and museums, guests will enjoy spending the day exploring the rich culture of this city’s history. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish in being situated so close to activities like fishing and hiking.

Whether you’re traveling on business, vacationing, enjoying the outdoors, or out to explore the historical wonders of the west, the welcoming staff at the Best Western Butte Plaza Inn is prepared to ensure a comfortable stay in Butte, Montana.

To make a reservation today and save, log on to or call 800-543-5814.


TIMBER INN – Todayz Idaho Hunting and Fishing Guide 

Timber Inn


By Michelle Ochsner

Built 1926, Timber Inn is located on the main street of Pierce, ID. This rustic log inn, owned by Rob Harrell since 1990, is a retreat for hunters, snowmobilers, or groups of travelers who would rent the entire floor for privacy yet togetherness. For lodging, the Timber Inn has five rooms for rent and all have been remodeled and redecorated since Rob bought the inn. The use of the upstairs kitchen and sitting room, with cable TV and high-speed internet, is included with the room rental, as are laundry facilities.

Pierce, a gold rush town that is home to the oldest courthouse in Idaho, is central to many breathtaking landscapes. Located in the mountains of North Central Idaho offering an abundance of activities in the area, guests here at Timber Inn can easily find fun and exciting recreations. During the summer and fall, enjoy the beautiful patio deck area, complete with a barbeque and horseshoe pit or spend time camping, hunting, fishing, backpacking, berry-picking, and gold panning. In the winter months, enjoy the outdoors snowmobiling and downhill and cross-country skiing.

June 11 is the Deer Creek Fishing Tournament at Deer Creek Reservoir, sponsored by the Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce. There will be prizes for the heaviest fish and for the largest fish. Be sure to take pleasure in the fishing fun for the whole family.

After engaging in the outdoor adventures, drop by our café and satisfy your appetite. Make sure you try our Timber Burger – the best burger in Idaho. The dinner menu includes steak and seafood and at 5am breakfast is made by Rob.

Timber Inn offers you accommodations that are rustic and have that down-home friendly atmosphere. The voyage on Idaho Highway 11 begins in Greer at the junction of US 12 with an easy climb up the Greer Grade, providing a spectacular, panoramic view of the Clearwater Valley.

Welcome to the Timber Inn! For more information visit or call (208) 464-2736.

FRONTIER AMERICANA OF FARGO – Todayz North Dakota Travel and Recreation 2011/2012

Frontier America Fargo ND




Title Frontier Americana

By Michelle Ochsner

Frontier Americana of Fargo presents extraordinary collectibles for enthusiasts of the old west.  The gallery, established in 1997 by Jim Jasken, and Pete Erickson, exhibits a large collection of antiques, unique firearms, as well as an impressive collection of Americana. In 2005, Bob “Mike” Richard became a member of the team and is one of a handful of specialists in vintage sights offering hundreds of original examples.

This unique gallery consistently stocks a large selection of collectible firearms, Americana, (cowboy, Native American, trapper, buffalo hunter, CW & Indian Wars U.S. military) and western art (both classic & contemporary). They have had many unique items come through; such as the full set of horn furniture made from Long Horns or a Sharps Rifle that belonged to an officer at Fort Fetterman on the Boseman Trail. The Fort was named after William Judd Fetterman. The Fetterman Massacre, as the encounter became known, was second in notoriety only to Custer‘s disastrous defeat in 1876.

Whether you are interested in their large collection or would like your collection appraised, Frontier Americana of Fargo is there to serve their customers. Conveniently located in the heart of Fargo’s downtown district at 114 Broadway Suite G6 in the Black Building, Frontier Americana of Fargo is excited to see downtown blossom into an award-winning and vibrant neighborhood featuring galleries, museums, destination antique & boutique shops, and restaurants over the past decade.

Open Monday – Thursday: 10am to 5pm (or by chance) Call (701) 241-4440 or visit

NaPoWriMo2014, I Bid You Adieu

National poetry writing month 2014 has come to an end and I find myself in wanting.  The month of April magically transforms into rhythms, stanzas, beats, and lines.

This last week I find myself searching for poetry prompts and muses. I’ve discovered that my participation in writing challenges allows me to let go and become uninhibited.  The words flow more freely and believe it or not,  I don’t dread the blank page with the forever blinking cursor.

I want to take a moment and give a shout out to Robert Lee Brewer and Writer’s Digest for putting such a creative and unique spin on prompts. Knowing my pieces would be read and judged by esteemed author’s and poet’s made me all the more enthusiastic.

Also a huge thanks to Maureen Thorson and those at That woman is a genius in her own right!  I’m not sure how she does it, but the prompts are outside the box and clever.  I’ve learned so much about myself and my writing by letting her ideas in.

Of course I couldn’t have completed the challenge without you WordPress bloggers. You guys are truly amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the encouragement and support.  If it wasn’t for those who visit my site,  I’d have no one to speak with.

The year thus far has more than proven interesting.  I’m looking forward to the up in coming months for other writing challenges, competition’s,  and quests.

The Amazing Spiderman 2

The second part of Marc Webb’s, The Amazing Spiderman is a great movie however; falls short on the amazing.

I try to go into these, comics made into movies, with an open mind.  Hey,  I’m a writer.  I’m creative.  I get it. But to completely rewrite an already awesome story?

Why Stan Lee, why?

Yes the Parkers were killed in a plane crash; because they were secrete CIA agents, recruited by Nick Furry, discovered by Red Skull who had them assassinated. Peter also discovers that his parents had been set up and are not the traitors they were made out to be.

Yes, Gwen Stacy did die because of the merciless Green Goblin. But get this; it was not Harry! It was his crazy dad, Norman Osborn.

The main plot in the film does stick with the important aspects of the Marvel Universe to make sure the story continues to coincide from one Marvel movie to the other. After all, how else would Hollywood get movie goers to spend money on flicks that are leading up to the final Avengers?

It’s really too bad that these blockheads rewrote this tale with the mindset that no one would care about the little details. Seriously? It’s those details we love the most!

The Amazing Spiderman 2 was a good movie but should have been fabulous.

The Scarlet Witch, in the next Avengers, created an alternate universe to please Magneto in a Spiderman comic. If only Spidey and the gang had been written into an alternate universe. Now that would not only explain everything,  it would have made this movie truly amazing.