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Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Wonderful Day

OK, who turned off the sunshine—another cool, gray breezy day both here and in Billings.  Yes, we went back to Billings again today—that’s three trips this week of 200 miles roundtrip! 

Took off for Billings in the little convertible (top up), dropping Emmi off to babysit poor Granddad Nat who now has two black eyes thanks to his surgery yesterday.

The Billings Preservation Society held a fundraiser today by offering tours of several historical homes on Clark Avenue in Billings.  Michael’s Dad Nat and his twin Bo were born in a house on Clark Avenue then moved to this area at the age of three.  We knew the address of the house in which the twins were born and had hoped it would be one of the tour homes but it was not to be.  I wanted to go up to the door, knock and say “can we come in and tour your house??”  IMG_1917 This is the house where Nat was born.

The homes we toured were beautiful, restored but retaining many original features such as steep, steep stairs to the poor maid’s quarters in the attic!  The old wood floors were left original in almost all the houses we toured—the kitchens and bathrooms were almost all remodeled although we did come across one set of blue sink and toilet and one very green sink. 

It was just a great day—lots of people out, we missed one house on the eight house tour as every time we approached it there were at least 30 people waiting in line to enter.  IMG_1918 Clark Avenue is lined with beautiful old homes and stately trees—not many leaves out in Billings either!

Michael picked up some sprinkler system supplies at Home Depot and I exchanged my IPod charger at Best Buy—the one Michael purchased with the IPod had stopped working and Best Buy honored the warranty—impressive!

Back in Big Timber we picked up a pizza to go at the American Legion and had dinner with Nat—now we are home with our feet up. 


  1. sounds like you had a very nice day touring all the 'old houses'!!.enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  2. We always like to tour historic homes. It is too bad that the one you really wanted to see was not open. maybe next time.


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