Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back to Billings–Bloggers are the Best

Billings, MT  High  96  Low 63

Monday night we went to dinner with Judy and Don in Basin, MT. Had a wonderful chicken friend steak and some of the best bread pudding ever. They advertise it as the best in Montana and there was agreement at our table.

Tuesday morning we said goodbye to Judy and Don and hitched up. Scooter and Skittlez were really sad to leave their spot. It will be a long time before Scooter can run that free again. And Skittlez actually got comfortable enough after two months that she was able to leave the front yard.

Before we left Helena I got a message from Janna. She wanted to know if we would like to meet for lunch in Big Timber and we, of course, jumped at the chance to get together with these folks. There is a great pizza place and Jim was excited about getting a pizza. Since I don’t eat cheese, he doesn’t get to enjoy pizza very often. I had a fantastic Italian beef sandwich.

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Janna and Michael are just what I expected. A very down to earth, very much in love couple who really enjoy life. It was fun visiting with folks who are familiar with Montana and have seen the changes in our state over the years. Thanks for lunch you guys. It was great.

Janna brought me a jar of her homemade chokecherry jelly. Talk about a score. I can’t wait to have some toast or pancakes. Hopefully we can see these guys down in AZ this year.

We finally tore ourselves away and headed on down the road to our son’s driveway in Billings. The street is still a mess but we were able to get to the house. Tomorrow starts our rounds of appointments.

Took Todd and Michaela out for dinner last night. I am so proud of how Todd how grown into a wonderful man. He loves being married to his best friend and is almost as good a husband as his Dad. Michaela gets more beautiful every time we see her. Sure am glad she said yes to Todd.

(I used up all my gigabytes so I am just now able to read and comment on blogs again.)

25 comments:

  1. I can loan you a few gigs if you want. ;c)

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  2. You two sure do know how to have fun. It is so much fun meeting up with new and old friends.

    I remember those beautiful photos of Todd and Michaela's wedding. Gorgeous. So glad they are so happy.

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  3. Glad you got to spend some time with Janna and Michael.

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  4. Hope your round of appointments go well.

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  5. What fun! Meeting up with other bloggers has to be one of the best adventures... just like seeing family again.

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  6. I have fond memories of Helena and hope I can get back some day. I think I stayed overnight in Big Timber as well. It won't be long before you are leaving that beautiful state of Montana and heading south.

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  7. Gosh, surrounded by very much in love couples... sigh

    Great about Todd and Michaela ... and you and Jim and Janna and Michael and Judy and Don.... ;)

    hope your appointments are over and out quickly ...

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  8. you can 'borrow' some 'gig's from me too.. I have tons!
    nice that you got to meet up with Janna and Mike!!

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  9. Don't fry up too many friends. Tee hee.

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  10. Enjoy your time in Billings! Glad you had a nice lunch with fellow bloggers!

    Good luck with all your appointments!

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  11. Time is certainly moving along. Where has the summer gone? Chockcherry? I've never heard of that. Take it slow and enjoy the drive south.

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  12. Bill can't believe you had chicken fried steak without him and the best in Montana. OK, we're even now on our dog Monty.

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  13. Bill can't believe you had chicken fried steak without him and the best in Montana. OK, we're even now on our dog Monty.

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  14. Bill can't believe you had chicken fried steak without him and the best in Montana. OK, we're even now on our dog Monty.

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  15. Bill can't believe you had chicken fried steak without him and the best in Montana. OK, we're even now on our dog Monty.

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  16. Bill can't believe you had chicken fried steak without him and the best in Montana. OK, we're even now on our dog Monty.

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  17. Bill can't believe you had chicken fried steak without him and the best in Montana. OK, we're even now on our dog Monty.

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  18. Bill can't believe you had chicken fried steak without him and the best in Montana. OK, we're even now on our dog Monty.

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  19. Bill can't believe you had chicken fried steak without him and the best in Montana. OK, we're even now on our dog Monty.

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  20. Bill can't believe you had chicken fried steak without him and the best in Montana. OK, we're even now on our dog Monty.

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  21. Hope you guys have safe travels heading south.

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  22. That's a great photo of Mike and Janna. Glad to hear you got your gigs back too.

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  23. It is always nice to get together with good friends.

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  24. Good start to the season's travels. Look forward to seeing you again at the end of them.

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  25. Please, please, please when talking restaurants give the name, will save me time looking up the Silver Saddle Club.

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Thanks for visiting today. I look forward to reading your comments. Have a beautiful day.