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Summertime Fun

Happy Summer, everyone! Yep – today is the official first day of summer. Coming just nine days after our most recent snowstorm…heh. And what better way to celebrate the arrival of the hottest season than by taking the family for some splashy fun? The Electric City Water Park opens tomorrow! Continue reading

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Look! Up In The Sky!

Two sky-related things: first, the brief storms yesterday evening created at least one rainbow. Here’s a phone-pix of one south of town (click for full-size):

rainbow south of great falls, mt

Second, got an e-mail from Aaron with a tip about the “Moon Illusion” that you might be able to see tonight:

On Wednesday night, June 18th, step outside at sunset and look around. You’ll see a giant form rising in the east. At first glance it looks like the full Moon. It has craters and seas and the face of a man, but this “moon” is strangely inflated. It’s huge! You’ve just experienced the Moon Illusion.

According to the linked article, we should be able to see the Moon Illusion beginning around 9:02 pm tonight, and around 9:45 pm tomorrow night.

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Weekend Fun!

Our newly-named (and themed) minor-league baseball team, the Great Falls Voyagers, are throwing a party tomorrow, and you’re invited:

The newly-named Great Falls Voyagers will kick off their 2008 season with a party on June 14th from 1:00 until 5:00 at Centene Stadium. There will be free hot dogs and Pepsi. 2008 Voyagers players will be on hand to sign autographs and pictures; the party will also feature lots of fun activities for children of all ages.

Sounds like a good time – best wishes to the Voyagers! Continue reading

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Chester, Montana

It was a fun weekend: on Saturday, we drove out to Monarch/Neihart, and on Sunday we drove up to Chester on the Montana Hi-Line. Small community; about 1,000 people, and the seat of Liberty County. It’s amazing how different the scenery is when you drive north versus south (or southwest). Both are beautiful drives, in their own way; I know that some people don’t consider the flatter, more barren region north of Great Falls to be “beautiful,” but it really is awesome. The highlight of the trip was the Sugar Shack – a way-cool retro diner. Unfortunately, it wasn’t open; some of the locals told us that it closed a couple of summers ago, and they’re not sure if it will re-open. Here’s some pix of the trip; click to see ‘em all and in full-size:

day-trip to chester, montana!

We also stopped by the Liberty Village Arts Center and got a sneak-peak at the Nancy Greenfield exhibition that was being set up. The Arts Center is cool – the building used to be a small church, and lends itself nicely to being a community arts center. All in all, Chester seemed to be a great little community; we’ll be back!

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