If you live in Great Falls, then you’ve almost certainly tried one of the delicious gyros at Little Athens (tucked away in the mall), and enjoyed the good cheer of the owners, Andreas and Aspasia Geranios. They have worked very hard for many years to make Little Athens a comfortable place to get something a little out of the ordinary, and now they are being rewarded: an all-expense paid “forced” vacation back to Greece, courtesy of their children! The kids are minding the store while Andreas and Aspasia visit relatives and friends back home — if you get a chance, stop by this week and say howdy and tell them that they are good children!
Tom, who maintains the excellent “Out There With Tom” blog, has a pretty nifty overview of a day-trip to Sluice Box State Park. It’s only ~30 miles from Great Falls, it’s a relatively easy hike, and offers some nice scenery. I haven’t had the pleasure of hiking here in Montana yet, but Tom’s post has convinced me to give it a shot by starting with Sluice Boxes. Any of you folks been out that way and have a story to tell, or pictures to share?
One of the fixtures here in Great Falls is “Larry The Homeless Guy.” I don’t know if that’s his name, but that’s what everyone calls him. You can see him just about every day, pushing or pulling his large cart of belongings along 6th Street, or on Central Avenue, or sometimes across the 10th Avenue South bridge. The kids all “know” his story: he’s actually a millionaire, he’s got mental problems but won’t take his medications, he’s married with several kids, he invented an incredible device, he was a war hero, and so on. So I put it to you: do you know anything about “Larry The Homeless Guy?” UPDATE: thanks to the comment from Dona, I found a picture of Larry at the GF Trib site.
Don’t forget — the 2nd Annual RiverFest will be held tomorrow — Saturday, July 15th! Among the offerings are live music, pony rides and petting zoo (yay!), a (plastic) duck race, plenty of good eats, and lots of other fun. Here’s some pix from last year – and my pix from last year – plenty to enjoy.
I’ll be there, sporting my nifty new Big Sky Blog t-shirt (oops…overslept and too tired – next year for sure!). The weather is supposed to be perfect, so there’s no reason not to come on down and enjoy! Oh – and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Greetings to the visitors arriving courtesy of the Great Falls Tribune article (written by Rich Ecke – thanks!)! Hope you enjoy your visit here at GreaterFalls.com — it’s a “web log” (blog) about my favorite place: Great Falls, Montana! It’s a pretty new site – only been up since May — but I add to it several times each week, trying to highlight the nice people, great scenery, cool events, and other good things about Great Falls. Take a look around the site; visit some of the other Great Falls bloggers; leave a comment on any of the entries…enjoy your visit, and thanks for stopping by!
Can you name any famous people who have lived in Great Falls? Do you know any significant “firsts” of Great Falls? Can you name three nicknames for Great Falls? Do you know how many city parks are in Great Falls? Check out some Great Falls trivia and amaze your neighbors and astound your co-workers!