So I'm sure that you are asking yourself, "Why in the world is Billings Montana one of your destinations while traveling the Great Northwest?"
I say "Why Not!"
Well actually Stijn was an exchange student here about 10 years ago or so, and while he is here in America on his extended visa he wanted to visit his host family.
We arrived on April 22 in plenty of time to settle in, get reacquainted and enjoy a fabulous meal with the Bough family!
One of the many things I didn't know about Billings is that they have some great comedian acts. In fact our first night here we headed on over to "The Carlin Martini Bar and Nightclub" and laughed ourselves silly to the improv act of "Projectile".
We had so much fun here that the next night we went to "The R Club" at the Billings Hotel to see Alvin Williams and Morgan Preston. Alvin was the opening act and was entertaining, but I have to tell you, when Morgan Preston hit the stage, my cheeks were hurting from laughing so hard! A lot of what made him so funny to me was his style of in your face comedy. But, when he mentioned a little town in the middle of no-where Nevada called "Tonopah", I absolutely lost it!
Of course when he mentioned Tonopah I had to blurt out "I used to live there!" Which he replied "What the #?*! for?" He then continued his story leaving out details to which I knew I needed to fill in....like the Mizpah Hotel where he got off of the Greyhound bus.
(photo courtesy of TonopahNevada.com)
Needless to say he continued to heckle me a little bit more throughout his performance. But he really was a nice guy and even let me have my picture taken with him.
I certainly never expected to be in Billings Montana and be listening to a comedian making jokes about Tonopah!
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