Rivet & Roam Returns to Chico

First things first, we finally have our Airstream back!   So what better way to celebrate then taking a nice long road trip?1?   Several months ago, we attended a great workshop/portfolio review hosted by The Collective Quarterly at Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Montana.   It was a great experience in so many ways and we fell in love with the Pray/Livingston area, so it's not a huge shock that we headed back there the first chance we got!   And, it turns out that the timing of Robert Osborn's gallery opening and release party for his gorgeous book "The Cowboys of Central Montana:  50 Portraits" was perfect, since we had to be in Spokane for some work the following week.  So why not just drive another 8 hours up to the Bozeman/Livingston area and stay there for a couple days?   One of the photographers we had the pleasure to meet at the workshop was Chris Douglas, who graciously offered us a place to park the Airstream on his beautiful property about 5 miles from Chico Hot Springs.     Such a dreamy place!   (Huge thanks to Chris and his awesome wife Darcy for their hospitality!)   We were also able to meet up with another workshop participant - Lauren Dillon - who we actually never had a chance to really chat with at the workshop.  Lauren recently moved to Montana and met up with us at the book release party, so the Collective Quarterly Chico Workshop love keeps rolling.

Stay tuned for the next blog post about our epic tire blowout on the way from Pray to Spokane...

Bill does his best JAWS impressions at Chico Hot Springs

Bill does his best JAWS impressions at Chico Hot Springs

Chef Taylor relaxing in style

Chef Taylor relaxing in style

A perfect evening for the hot springs 

A perfect evening for the hot springs 

Of course we had to have a drink at the Chico Saloon, post hot springs

Of course we had to have a drink at the Chico Saloon, post hot springs

Definitely in the top five 'moochdocking' spots of all time

Definitely in the top five 'moochdocking' spots of all time

I can never resist the lure of Livingston's neon signs

I can never resist the lure of Livingston's neon signs

Two of the cowboys featured in the book - John Hoiland on the accordian and Jim Larkin on guitar

Two of the cowboys featured in the book - John Hoiland on the accordian and Jim Larkin on guitar

Gil Cameron - featured on the cover and in two images in the book - signs our copy

Gil Cameron - featured on the cover and in two images in the book - signs our copy

Bob signing our copy of the book (and probably telling Bill some great story)

Bob signing our copy of the book (and probably telling Bill some great story)

Lauren getting her book signed by John Hoiland.  There was a also a Norwegian film crew there doing a documentary on John called "The Last Norwegian Cowboy"

Lauren getting her book signed by John Hoiland.  There was a also a Norwegian film crew there doing a documentary on John called "The Last Norwegian Cowboy"

Chico mini-reunion - unfortunately Chris was working and couldn't join us but random super-cool guitar guy filled in

Chico mini-reunion - unfortunately Chris was working and couldn't join us but random super-cool guitar guy filled in

We had breakfast at The Old Saloon in Emigrant on our way out of town.  I was smitten with their sheep taxidermy collection

We had breakfast at The Old Saloon in Emigrant on our way out of town.  I was smitten with their sheep taxidermy collection