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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Foto Story Friday #106--trip to Billings

We have taken a little mini vacation to Billings.
Thru the window on the way down to Billings.  It was a nice day.
Excuse the bug splats, but this was kinda neat passing several of these windmill blades.
We got to the hotel and Troy had been selected as guest of the day!  We got a free room upgrade.
to the king suite for our whole stay--3 nights!
Goodie bags were part of the deal.
Dinner at the Jade Palace.  It was good and we took the left-overs back to the room for another day.
Next day we went to the movie (saw Robin Hood) and in the middle they stopped it to warn the patrons about the flooding parking lot.  We checked our truck was fine so I took a picture of the waterlogged parking area.
We passed Costco and had to go back to take pictures of the cars and trucks testing themselves against the puddle.
There were a few stranded shopping carts as well.
It was pretty deep water.  Today it is all gone and it has been windy but no rain.  Tomorrow we head home and back to life!

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Emily said...

Seems like a pretty fun, chillaxin trip. I had no idea that those windmill blades were that big!!

latree said...

great trip you had...

Sierra said...

I love a free upgrade! What did you think of Robin Hood? I'm debating on seeing it.

Krystyn said...

How fun that you were the guest of the day and got an upgrade!

And, wow, those blades are really cool! I don't think I would have even known that is what it was.

Chris said...

Guest of the Day? Man, I never catch a break.

debi9kids said...

How fabulous is that? What hotel chain does that???

HOLY! That's a lot of water.

Monica said...

Yay for the free room upgrade!!!
The pictures of the flooding are crazy!! Hope you guys enjoy your time!!

parentingBYdummies said...

Free upgrade! Now that's awesome. We never have vacation luck like that. Never! Glad you are having a blast.

Mom24 said...

How cool about the upgrade! Was the trip just you and hubby or the kids too? Glad you had fun either way. Sorry about the rain, but it sounds like you made the best of it. I loved seeing the windmill blade. Very neat!

Anonymous said...

what a fun little vacation!!! I love the first photo!

May said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!! We too were on a holiday last month & watched Robin Hood!! I still prefer Kevin Costner to Russell Crowe! Lucky your truck was safe in the flood.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Ohmygoodness, what a flood! I hope the goody bags, room upgrade and pretty views made up for it. :)

Aunt Claudia said...

Must have been the front edge of the bad tornado storm! Think your upgrade also included leaving before that! Thank goodness! ♥

lisaschaos said...

My that's a lot of water! Congrats to Troy, an upgrade is always a good thing!

Emmy said...

That is some serious rain! And how awesome that you got a free upgrade.

Are You Serious! said...

Yay for the upgrade!!!! How fun and unexpected!

Crazy dang weather!!!