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Old 12-27-2015, 09:45 AM
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Once we get up the full time we hope to host a few fly-ins, BBQ's, friends, visitors, etc. But if people are in the area (97MT) they are welcome to drop in anytime, we may or may not be there. It is 3200' paved runway so not a tough strip, but many seem to want to carry extra speed and float to mid-field. RV's have no issues that I've seen. And remember to use your mountain flying skills. It can get bumpy and tricky winds on hot days. contact me if anyone needs more info. bkcarroll(at)mt.net

Right now the place is kind of a construction zone and tough to make room available.
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:07 AM
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We've been very busy trying to get the apartment in the hangar done ........


Studio apt in the hangar. Kitchen is done since this picture was taken. Still need to decorate and hem some curtains....Ill let Kris do that so it gets done properly.


Looks like Vlad's room is coming along nicely

The house just looks AWESOME Brian. Want to come build mine?
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:54 AM
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Thanks for posting the update, Brian. Those snowy pictures are AWESOME! Looks like a calendar scene. We're SO happy for you guys.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:03 AM
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Happy New Year Aurora and Brian!






Send some snow our way.





I will be trekking the border in August westbound toward Alaska. Would love to stop by 97MT before intercepting Alcan.
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:50 AM
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Happy New Year Aurora and Brian!......
I will be trekking the border in August westbound toward Alaska. Would love to stop by 97MT before intercepting Alcan.
Let me know when. You're always welcome to visit. hopefully the place is done and we are there full time by then.

happy new year to you also.

Bruce, I hope to see that RV of yours flying in here next summer. or we can meet in between somewhere too.
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The only flying Ive done for almost 2 years is to build this house. Plus I put over 25000 miles on my truck. Here's a progress report.


standing in the front room


kitchen view


standing in the rear entry. Alder doors go to: Bathroom on the left, office/guest room on the right.
Didn't realize I would have a Cleco to help with the building.


downstairs bath. 1927 clawfoot tub with original brass fixtures and the vanity I made out of 6' slab of ponderosa.



in the masterbdrm. Barndoor goes to the Mbath, leftside alder door is a cedar lined walk-in closet


I'm still working on the master shower and we haven't done any landscaping yet. Money got tight and ran out of vacation days so have limited days up there right now. To top it off, someone broke in the hangar and stole all my tools. (didn't ruin anything or even touch Aurora).
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:29 PM
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Ashley creek, 2 miles east of 97MT, was looking fine last Monday on my flight home


Foys lake has a cool blue hue. I may have spent a few to many evenings consuming beverages around this lake while in high school


Flathead River weaving towards the lake.


Enough sightseeing, time to climb for a tailwind. Flathead lake extra smooth this night.


Over the Seeley-Swan Valley looking east into the Bob Marshall Wilderness from 9500' getting a 10kt push


Sunsetting over Canyon Ferry Lake and Townsend. 1.2 easy hours vs 4.5hr painful drive....life is good.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:42 PM
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That is awesome country. Very nice.
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I have built many houses and I must say those stairs are a work of art, extremely difficult. I like the curved staircase at the base. Congratulations on getting close to the finish line.

You need a few cameras around to catch the thieves, that really sucks on the tool loss.

And as a final comment/question, can I add your place to my bucket list of people I would like to meet and places I would like to see when my magic carpet is finally flying? I visited your area last year (Glacier NP) and that whole area is truly breath taking!

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standing in the rear entry. Alder doors go to: Bathroom on the left, office/guest room on the right.
Didn't realize I would have a Cleco to help with the building.


downstairs bath. 1927 clawfoot tub with original brass fixtures and the vanity I made out of 6' slab of ponderosa.



To top it off, someone broke in the hangar and stole all my tools. (didn't ruin anything or even touch Aurora).
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:36 AM
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That looks great! Quite a journey building your dream home!
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