A Montana Father’s Day

HEY DADS!

Now that I’ve got your attention, I’ve got three words to say to you: Happy Father’s Day.

This Sunday, it’s all about you. And not just because the word “father” is in this day’s title.

We honor you because without you, we literally wouldn’t be here. (Mom can’t have a baby on her own, you know). But that’s not the only reason. We also honor you because of the man you are. As it turns out, you’re a pretty cool guy. Heck, any guy who frets over his baby girls, teaches his boys how to do manly things (like change tires, kill spiders and be nice to their sisters), leads by example and brings home the bacon deserves to be acknowledged at least once per year.

Re-enacting a photo with our dad from one of our earliest trips to Glacier National Park.

Re-enacting a photo with our dad from one of our earliest trips to Glacier National Park.

I’ve known some pretty stellar men in my life and I count my lucky stars for each of them. For me, a dad is more than just a father. And I think it’s okay to have more than one dad (said the girl with two dads). After all, a dad is a man who comes in many forms, whether it may be biological, adopted, step-dad, grandpa, big brother or uncle. So today, I give special gratitude, appreciation and thanks to all the men out there who play a fatherly role in someone’s life.

Sometimes if you ask nicely, you can convince your dad and step-mom to be in photo shoots for you.

Sometimes if you ask nicely, you can convince your dad and step-mom to be in photo shoots for you.

So in honor of Father’s Day, I’ve rounded up a couple of activities that may be the perfect way to celebrate this father of all weekends.

Free Fishing Weekend
This includes two magic words: free and fishing. (What dad doesn’t love a good deal, right?) In honor of Father’s Day, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering free fishing throughout Montana on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16.

Free Rafting for Dads
Wild River Outfitters in West Glacier knows the way to a dad’s heart: a free rafting trip. This weekend, dads raft free with family trips. To reserve a trip, call 406.387.9453 and request the “Dad’s Deal.”

For more ideas on how to spend your weekend, check out Western Montana’s event calendar.

Wishing you and your dad a wonderful Father’s Day,
TT

 

 

 

 

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