I didn't know how close they lived to downtown Billings until I took a walk this morning and found myself in the middle of the wild west celebration on Broadway Ave. I've been doing a lot of walking and running lately. Downtown today I found a local coffee roaster and had my first cup of real coffee in Billings. My grandpa keeps Folgers De-Caf on tap, and there's only so much of that I can take, haha. Downtown Billings has a lot of charm. I walked into an "Indian Trading" Store and found some of the most beautiful turquoise jewelry I've seen, ugh! I want it all! It'll be nice to do some more exploring...I think they have some cute restaurants I want to check out.
Tried to find a bike...it's kind of impossible here. Their craigslist options are as limited as their bike shops. The bike shops will rent a bike for $40 a day (for a month? yikes!) And they all sell super nice carbon-fiber bikes for like $600 as their "used" bikes. UGH. No thank you! I'm spoiled in Reno. Completely spoiled. I should have just shipped my bike up here. I'm kicking myself for not doing it. Everything in Billings is in biking distance, it would be awesome to be able to bike out to my grandparent's country club, sit poolside for a while, and bike back...Haha, oh my problems these days. It's only the third day of my stay here, I'm sure I'll find something.
|Found a DUI Special Electric bike at a shady pawn shop on Grand Ave.|
That's all for now. I have a lot of time to reflect here so I'll be posting more later.