OK, gang, time to put on your thinking caps and put our collective best foot forward! I got an e-mail from a nice guy who lives in Canada; he loves Great Falls and will be visiting in late July with his fiancee, and wants her to love our community as much as he does!
I’m a born and bred Albertan and have visited and stayed in Great Falls a dozen odd times since I was a youngster. Great Falls was always a destination on family road trips…we all fell in love with the city.
So, my fiance and I are taking a road trip this July…and I convinced her to go to Great Falls for two and a half days. Obviously I’m thrilled to return to the city I’ve enjoyed so much, but I’m a little hesitant in regards to my girlfriend. We’ve gone traveling together in the past, mainly to very tourist-friendly locations (New York, Vegas, etc.) so when she asks me what there is to do in Great Falls, well, I just sort of shrug and say “stuff”. My family always took me shopping, eating at the local fast food joints, and doing everyday stuff that I’m sure many Great Falls residents do. I’ve looked on the Net and asides from taking her shopping and most likely a stop at the Sip N’ Dip, is there anything else I can show her that would knock her socks off? As I said before, I love Great Falls and have always planned on relocating there if I ever got the chance. I want my fiance to love the city as much as me, so what should I show her? We will be there July 25 to 27. We’re both young-ish (mid 20s) and fairly active, but not quite outdoorsy people. Feel free to ask the many, informative readers of your blog for any suggestions.
Love the blog and hope to hear some suggestions.
So what advice do we give to the happy couple? The Sip-n-Dip is a no-brainer, but what other sights, attractions, and events should we highlight? I recommend a late dinner at Eddie’s Supper Club, a visit to Paris Gibson Square and Giant Springs State Park, find some unique trinkets or collectibles at Homestead Treasures, and breakfast at either Tracy’s Diner or the Park-n-Ponder. But that’s just my two cents…this is the time for all of you commenters to shine – tell us what you think they should see!