It would suck to be stuck on the island after hearing eight short blasts.
I got thrown off the island many times, for I admit I am a scrambler, and it was my addiction to venture out onto every climbing rock I did see, whether it was on the other side of the fence, or not. I just could not help myself. Yes, I know the fence is there for a reason, and yes, I can read the signs, but, well, an addiction is an addiction, and climbing rocks, no matter how dangerous, was mine. I have since wised up. I’m a mom now, so I have to follow the rules and behave myself, so no more scrambling for me. I won’t lie and say I don’t miss it, though. I like being a mom more. 😉
My folks came to visit me in Great Falls a few times and Ryan Dam was one of the places I took them. They loved it!
I brought my mom back in 2010, and this time, with my daughter, as well. It was Hallie’s first visit to Montana. Great Falls had changed soooo much, Mama and I bawled like small children. Hallie just sat there, trying to comfort us, probably thinking we’d both lost our minds. Ryan Dam had changed a lot, too, but many of our fond memories were still there. See the french poodle pics in the rock wall in an earlier post. Turtle Rock was still there, although broken. Many of the rocks and trees that were open before are now closed off with fencing. The swinging bridge is still there and looks the same. It was nice to see it again. Most of the pics I took have Hallie and Mama in them. Perhaps I’ll post some of those another day.
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