Helena, MT High 82 Low 58
Got a phone call Friday from Polly and Vern. They had just left Escapade in Gillette and were headed our direction. They were spending Friday night in Reed Point, MT and then they’d be in Helena Saturday and Sunday.
Let me tell you, having friends show up here in Helena is right near the top of my favorites list. It really helps to break up the routine we get into and that’s a good thing.
Saturday afternoon we gave Polly and Vern a tour of our fair city (which doesn’t take very long) and showed them our “spot” when we had to take a break to feed the girls and let them out to hunt for a little while.
Showed them a couple more spots and then went to the downtown walking mall on Last Chance Gulch. We stopped in the Rialto – one of the oldest bars in town and then headed down to the Windbag Saloon for dinner. The Windbag used to be Big Dorothy’s House of Ill Repute up until 1973.
After dinner we strolled back down the Gulch and just had to stop to let the guys get some ice cream. Vern turned his back just as I took this picture.
Gypsy – does all this sound familiar to you? We have a tendency to take everybody to the same place when they show up here.
Sunday we took a drive up to a couple of the lakes where Jim does his fishing. Then Polly fixed us one of the best dinners ever. She is really a great cook. We had pork chops, creamed potatoes, mixed veggies, and fried apples. Then she sent us home with a doggie bag.
They left this morning and are headed to Glacier Park and points west.
Jim went fishing. Caught a couple of small ones and put them back to grow up. Had a nasty looking storm roll through but it blew right on past us and only dripped a few drops of rain.
Tomorrow is my sister’s birthday and we’re going to try out a new restaurant tomorrow night. Another one of my favorite things.