Due to various scheduling items, I am in Helena, MT right now.
I lived here from 1989 to 1995 while I went to Carroll College. I stayed around a couple years after graduation. Since moving away, I've probably been back 4 or 5 times, but that last time was in August of 2000.
Since then, the town has gotten bigger. There are new buildings on the campus I don't recognize. But they houses I rented are still there, and my tree is still out there on Canyon Ferry Lake.
The Mini-Mart I sometimes went to at 3:00 AM while working at Blue Cross/Blue Shield is now a Starbucks.. The Taco Bell I wrote about in April has also become a Starbucks. I can deal with that.
But the bastards tore down the Country Kitchen I spent hours in with friends over the years.
Trips to Helena always make my head spin with nostalgia. They also tend to get me thinking about hundreds of different topics, and no good can come from that.
But I'm glad I'm here. I look forward to seeing it in the day light.