By Chuck Baldwin
December 9, 2010
After several weeks of moving and settling in, many readers have been writing me asking for an update on our move to the Flathead Valley of Montana. First, let me say, we love it here! The scenery is spectacular, especially now that winter has arrived. What the snow does to the landscape in this mountainous region is breathtaking! Driving through the mountains is like driving through Narnia. I have never seen such beauty.
As for the climate, it is not near as cold as people made it out to be. Coming from a warm weather State like Florida, one must learn how to dress in a cold weather State like Montana, of course. We have quickly learned to layer our clothing–and wear the right type of clothing. That is for sure. But in all honesty, I’ve felt colder in the Southeast than I often do here. Obviously, the cold weather lasts longer here, but the dry climate moderates the cold temperatures to a great degree. What I’m saying is, the cold weather of Western Montana is no big deal!
But the greater treasure of the Treasure State is its people. We love the people here in the Flathead Valley! As I have said before, it is my studied opinion that there are perhaps more freedom-loving people (taken on the whole) in this area than in any area of the country. Our living among the people of the Flathead only confirms my estimation. And even better is the fact that more and more patriots are moving to this area all the time.
When we first arrived back at the end of October, I discovered a man from Central Florida who, after reading my initial column on our move to Montana, packed up and moved here even before we did. In fact, he was already here waiting on us when we arrived. I had never laid eyes on this man before meeting him here in Kalispell. I’ve met scores of people who have recently moved here from all over America. And if my email correspondence is any indicator of future events, many more are on the way. In fact, we’ve had visitors coming up to “spy out the land” every week since we’ve been here. And several families have already relocated to the Valley.