TX Ranch is
the end result of a dream that began in
1970, with my first
trip to "Montana - The Last Best Place". I grew up in the "other" Washington, the one located on the Potomac River.
Even though I was a
"city kid" I spent a great deal of my
time fishing and hunting in southern Maryland, with my father
and grandfather. My appreciation for the outdoors and all
that it has to offer came from my father. After that first
visit to Montana, I returned for visits several times over
the years and the dream continued to grow stronger.
In 1989, after serving 24 years with the Metropolitan
Police Department in Washington D.C., I retired and moved to a Civil War
era farm that I had purchased in
the Shenandoah Valley of
2000, after the tragic and untimely death of
my wife Tammy,
I decided it was time to make that old dream a reality and
move to Montana. After several visits in the summer of 2001,
I packed up the house, barn, outbuildings, dogs and horses
and in June 2002 moved
to Big Sky Country. In August, I
started construction on the ranch and in May 2003, moved into
the house. Sitting on the front porch I have watched a
heard of elk
in the pasture, moose trotting through, a bear
up to my whistle and a wolf reacting to my words.
All while I picture my father sitting in his chair reading
Field & Stream or Outdoor Life and dreaming of that great
hunt or casting for the German Brown and now
I am living
that dream for both of us.
enjoying your stay at the Ranch, you are welcome to visit
the home to view my antique collection, Civil War prints or
borrow one of the 1500 books from my library.