Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's been awhile since the last Road Trekin Post... Guess it's because we've been traveling:)
Tom & I left Montana in early November 2010. He returned in March and I arrived home in May. Lots to tell you!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fly Fishing Adventures

Enjoy serenity and some of the finest fly fishing in the west. Central Montana offers the most incredible wade and float fishing in the state. Start your fly fishing adventure from the Yogo Inn of Lewistown and experience the best of Montana. Spend a couple days or weeks and create your angling memories of a lifetime.

Fish the local streams, such as Big Spring Creek and Warm Spring Creek. Take a short drive to the Judith River for some amazing views and more fine fishing. These streams are all wade able with Rainbow and Brown Trout as big as 25 inches.

We offer customized packages for wade fishing the Prickly Pear Creek, the Missouri River (below Holter Dam), to a day on the Bitter Root, Clark Fork, Rock Creek, the Big Hole, Madison and Gallatin Rivers. Spend a few days on the Big Horn or take a five day trip on the Smith River.

Let us connect you with the best Fly Fishing in Montana with top guides or connect you with the best streams for your own self guided tour. Our knowledge of the rivers and streams in the state is second to none with our own expert on staff who will work with you personally to customize a package to fit your needs and expertise. You can even end your adventure with a relaxing day on Big Spring Creek, before catching your flight back home.

Bring the family or friends for a group booking, even if they do not fish, Lewistown offers many activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Our aim is to simplify the complex process of travel planning, including airline and en route arrangements and to provide you with the best accommodations at the best rates

Start Casting Today. Call or E mail for more Information.

303 956 0569

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Virtual Assistant Programs and Twitter Accounts

The benefits of hiring a virtual assistant to manage your social media presence will give your company the edge to success. A quality virtual assistant will look at all of your output and work with you to improve on the message and the amount of money and time your company invests in to social media advertising.

Hiring a virtual assistant as part of your team to run your social branding will allow you the extra time to spend doing what you love doing and time to spend with your family. Choosing a virtual assistant who is connected to a marketing company can turn your social media presence and website into a 24/7 salesman.

Here are some good reasons to be on Twitter, even if your clients are not.

- SEO. By posting links to your company and talking about projects, products, and services, will enhance your presence in the search engines, since they work in real time. Keep a consistent message in your Twitter Postings.

- Engage in a worldwide or local audience, your company and its qualities gain recognition. Attract new customers who never knew you were there.

- "Word of Mouth", has been proven over and over again. By having your company name out there on the web, being repeated over and over again only helps. This is a great way to lay the foundation for your Brand Recognition Building.

- Listen to what people are saying about you. Twitter makes tracking easy. Along with doing live events, holding a question and answer session with your followers to find how they view your product or service in real time.

A Great Virtual Assistant program will optimize your time, so you may spend more with your family, along with giving you a higher rate of return on your investment. Your Virtual Assistant will maintain your Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Viadeo, Youtube, Blog accounts, pay per click ads, radio, TV, and Press and Article releases.

Leverage today's virtual technologies!

Tom Ski is a master of the great outdoors. You can find Tom fly fishing in Montana, photographing elk and bison, watching birds from a hide or in the long grass, talking about life on his radio show and writing about his adventures at NewsBlaze

Monday, December 6, 2010

New and Awe Inspiring Pieces of Art Beckoned Attention From All Around

This past Tuesday was an exciting evening in Miami. I was invited to the VIP Miami Art Reception, with thousands in attendance. The air was filled with electricity!

New and awe inspiring pieces of art beckoned attention from all around.

Art Basel is one of the most important shows in the country, from a cultural and social stand point in America. Art Basel has a sister show in Switzerland, which for the past 41 years has been the most prestigious show in the world. The Miami Art Basel offers selections from 250 galleries around the world, with other events happening also, such as; Music, Film, Architecture and Design. The Art Basel in art walk is located in the beautiful Art Deco District of Miami.

Nailing down the Bull Shit daisy papp
After taking in a few hours of incredible art, I went looking for my favorite artist Daisy Papp, who was wandering around showing off her new piece aimed at Wall Street. Called "Bull Shit Nailed", so correctly named with the very essence of Truth. Another great artist also collaborated on this piece with Daisy, photographer Martin Kaupp.

Upon seeing the awe inspiring piece of truth, I decide to interview a few passersby to get their opinion on the piece.

This they had to say:

JonaCervinske, a well established artist residing in Miami, who is a friend of Lenny Krawitz, stated: "That's cool and a huge message and statement! Love it!"

Rudi Sodamin, the famous gourmet chef and food consultant of the Holland America cruise line states:

"I'm a real fan of Daisy Papp's works. With the Wall Street bull shit, Daisy speaks out visually what most Americans feel and think. The smallest actual good is better than the most magnificent promise of impossibilities."

Thomas Babington Macaulay made an offer to buy this piece, but Daisy didn't accept his $20,000 check. I guess this huge painting will end up in another collection.

Maybe Martin Margulies, one of the biggest art collectors in this country will get it for some 10 k more. Rudi commissioned one of Daisy's COWPIE pieces and is now the number 3 art collector who has ordered one of Daisy's sculptures made out of a special foam, 3ft by 2 ft and 1.5ft high sculpture nailed with a 9 inch nail.

"I have 2 dogs running in the backyard of my mansion in Coral Gables and I am happy to welcome finally a doodoo larger than my dogs... That's too funny; I'll have a crap of art in my garden and pay for it without the smell," said Rudi.

After a great evening out it was time to bid everyone good night and head back to the Road Trekin rig.

Vip Miami Art Reception
At Basel Show

Tom Ski is a master of the great outdoors. You can find Tom fly fishing in Montana, photographing elk and bison, watching birds from a hide or in the long grass, talking about life on his radio show and writing about his adventures at NewsBlaze.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bugle Boys of the Missouri

Bugle Boys of the Missouri River

This Time of year I love to travel to the Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area north of Lewistown, Montana. It’s about an hours north of town on Hwy. 191. I’d call it a scenic drive, passing various ranches, antelope, deer and maybe a coyote or two along the way.

Once we crossed the James Kipp Bridge, we took a right on a gravel road for 5 miles into the viewing area. Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area is part of the Charles M. Russell National Refuge. In recent years records show that nearly 500 elk visit the area in September. Numbers remain high through early October, and begin to thin out as harems break up and the bulls begin to feed once again to store up reserves for the winter ahead.

As we approached the Elk Viewing Area, we began hearing the bugling bulls, a sound that is music to my soul. We drove another mile down the road past several vehicles to a spot elk within 30 to 50 yards off the road. The viewing area is about 2 miles long and backs up to the Missouri River; viewers are not allowed to leave the road.

We set up our cameras and recording equipment and sat back to watch the show. I find it very interesting to watch the bulls challenge each other as they round up their harems of cows. While all of this excitement is going on, the spring calves are mostly minding their mothers. Even more interesting, is that the cows actually pick the bull to mate with, most likely to choosing the biggest bull, which can weight as much as a 1,000 pounds

As mating season winds down, the elk separate in their groups with the cows, calves, and spike bulls hanging together. The bigger bulls go off in their own direction till next mating season.

In the spring, elk feed on the new grasses after a long winter of eating dry grass and shrubs. In Montana calves are born between May 21st and June 12th. Twins are very rare. Calves are tan colored and spotted, so they blend in with their surroundings. The calves give off very little scent making it difficult for predators to detect them.

As dark approached, we finished our picnic dinner and sat back to listen to the bugling blasts and blunders of the bulls, as well as cow squeals for well beyond an hour, a symphony of nature at its best.

It would have been fun to stay all night, but we politely packed up our equipment and ourselves up and drove back to the Yogo Inn, an excellent base camp for our adventures and the best Sunday Brunch I have had in awhile.

Till Next time, fun travels and tight linesJ

-ZZ Troutski and Road Trekin Adventures