This weekend we went to Billings, Montana for a vacation. We usually go to Great Falls but merchants know Canadians do that, so they overprice everything for our convenience. hehe So, we went the extra 3+ hours to Billings because it is nicer, cheaper and has a Cracker Barrel. Heavy on that last one. ;) We got there very late Friday night.
Saturday, while shopping at the Cracker Barrel, after a wonderful breakfast ~ no, I did not behave myself while gone and I'm ok with that ~ we overheard someone talking about the State Fair being there. So ~ bonus!!! We had a wonderful time at the Fair on Saturday afternoon! We're planning on going back, next year. :) We also planned on going back after Christmas but that took until August ha ha ~ so time will tell. :)
We just relaxed, the kids swam a lot ~ and we visited Cracker Barrel numerous times. We didn't eat anywhere else ~ because, well 'why'? We did only eat 1 large meal per day with numerous 'snacks' so I didn't gain much ~ maybe a pound.
I have to tell you ~ I was so ticked off. We stayed at a Howard Johnson, which I thought was a good hotel, I think it used to be. ?? The room was ok, no problem with that ~ but no communication among the staff. One day, we hung the sign out to clean the room ~ and they didn't so we had to call. The next day we told the staff TWICE not to clean the room ~ and came back to them making the beds. LOL Things get screwed up so that was ok.
The problem was that they advertised "free swimming". When it came time to go swimming, there was a sign that said to check at the front desk first, which we did. They said that swimming is free BUT you have to pay to go on the water slide. Huh? Have you ever heard anything so stupid? Is this a policy at all HoJo's? I told them that was kinda like saying "Rooms are free but keys are $150 per night". No biggie, we paid it ~ but I really hate being lied to ~ or majorly misled.
Anyway ~ home now and, once again, following my food plan. I'm feeling vacation let-down and don't really want to be home ~ but it is what it is. :) Therefore, I'm planning on making it a good week. And wish y'all (don't you love that word. I do!) the same.
P.S. Thank you for asking about my mammogram. It was just fine. Don't know about the bone density yet. I have an appointment for a complete physical on the 28th so will find out then/ I think they would have phoned me if there was any problem, though. My mom had osteoporosis so I sure hope it's ok. :)