Our Cute Old Grandparents
Trip Start Dec 28, 2006
15Trip End Mar 01, 2007
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They couldn't have been happier when we arrived. Pete and I described our adventures over
supper and they listened with a big smile on their faces in the way only sweet old grandparents could.
During the day on Sunday Peter and I explored the town of Dillon, and in discovering a bowling alley, we decided the only civilized thing to do was bowl several games. While bowling with Erin and Jesus in Renton, Peter bowled a 218, completely crushing the rest of us. It seems the more he drinks, the harder and straighter he throws the ball, and the more the pins explode when the ball hits them. I have more fun spinning the ball, but have yet to score anything close to 218. My best in Renton was 164, so when I scored 188 in Dillon (even though its far from 218) I was psyched.
When we finished bowling we headed to Safeway and picked out a birthday card and a DVD for grandpa's birthday; he was born February 26, 1916, making it his 91st birthday on Monday. Hope offered to take Grandpa Russ, Pete, and I out for a birthday dinner at The Lions Den, a quaint little restaurant in Dillon. While we enjoyed prime rib and Moose
Drool, a microbrew from Billings, MT, grandpa entertained us with stories of World War II. He was stationed in India and worked alongside the Nepalese army and also spent some time in China with other U.S. Army units.
We had grandpa and grandma wake us up at 5:30am because of the 20+ hour drive ahead of us. Luckily, we narrowly escaped another winter storm that promised to bury the highways and trap unsuspecting drivers in the barren Montana countryside.