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© William Moore
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UploadedJune 5, 2008
TakenJune 4, 2008
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Meet my new friends Tim and Rhonda Russet from Hammond, MT. We met while vacationing at the Biarritz Resort in southern France.



It was a beautiful sunny day, with guests taking advantage of beach volleyball, beach tennis, horseshoes, Twister (now that’s a terrific game.)

Relaxing by the shores of the Mediterranean Tim and Rhonda recounted how their ancestors emigrated from Ireland in 1845 to escape some horrible famine engulfing that beautiful country. They finally settled in the rich farming region of Southeastern Montana where they began a cattle ranch, which today covers more than two thousand acres.



Tim and Rhonda were high school sweethearts got married three years ago and this was their first trip anywhere. I told them this was my first trip anywhere also, so we howled with laughter.

I insisted on paying for lunch they declined, but I wouldn’t take no for an answer. We dined on lobster tails with drawn butter(now really what the heck is drawn butter?) a crisp chef salad and a tasty red wine named Romanee Conti which I thought would look great with lobster.

When I got the bill and saw that bottle of wine had set me back $700.00 I nearly passed out, but this was vacation and damn if I was going to let a bottle of wine ruin my vacation!

After a wonderful lunch, we all agreed that our tastes lean more to meat and potatoes not French Cuisine, but when in Rome do as the Romans do!

That was a wonderful vacation of a lifetime and meeting Tim and Rhonda made it even more enjoyable.

If you are in Montana be sure to stop by their Circle R Ranch for some real home cooked meals and I hope you like meat and potatoes.

32 responses

  • Katrina Brooks

    Katrina Brooks gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Ha ha ha! Great!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Funny-funny-funny!

  • David Fair

    David Fair gave props (6 Jun 2008):

    I love these one!!!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    I needed a good laugh and you have provided just that...

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    So fun! Made me smile. Excellent and imaginative shot!!!!!

  • L Hartley

    L Hartley said (8 Jun 2008):

    William! How can you consort with such canabals! The Russets serve POTATOES??? This is barbaric! My people are from Ireland, too, and potatoes are on my list of favorite foods, but I AM NOT A SPUD! In fact, I am quite hyperactive!!!! I don't consume humans. Why, of why do the Russets eat their own kind! I am outraged, and very disappointed in your choice of chums, William. I thought you were such a smart man. Get thee behind me, Satan!
    By the way, the story is hysterical, and the pic, quite cheerful and clever! Am sending your link to pals here!!!

  • L Hartley

    L Hartley gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    See - I KNEW there was something unnatural here! These potaotes are imposters! They should be skinned alive. EVIL! Evil!!!!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Baked potatoe anyone? What a funny and enjoyable story and photo Thanks.

  • Robin Smith

    Robin Smith gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    lol....great story...but I'm with Laura...better watch out for your new friends!!

  • Karin J. Burton

    Karin J. Burton said (9 Jun 2008):

    Hey! I know these two. They are the ones who mysteriously moved in and ransacked my sons room every day for many years! I am glad to see they have moved on. Hee hee!

  • Kathleen Bjoran

    Kathleen Bjoran said (9 Jun 2008):

    I tend to agree with Laura as well. But then, my parrots love chicken...so what can I say?
    GREAT photo and prose!

  • Katrina Brooks

    Katrina Brooks said (9 Jun 2008):

    Family reunion?? http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/748257

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2008):

    i am laughing my ass off...!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Excellent! lol

  • Hannah Hess

    Hannah Hess gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Lol, this is rich. My sister has a huge obbsession with Mr. and Mrs. Potato Heads.

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (15 Jun 2008):

    LOL, This is GREAT!!!!

  • sarah infante

    sarah infante (Deleted) said (16 Jun 2008):

    awww i love this soo much!!!!!!!!!!!

  • -mikecranfield-

    -mikecranfield- gave props (19 Jun 2008):

    Good eye ;)

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (3 Jul 2008):

    So, so, so funny William - :) Thank you!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz said (8 Jul 2008):

    Fantastic!!!

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    cute!

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    i thought i recognized that couple! i think they must be serially meeting strangers there in good ole rome! i'm still freakin' payin' off that bottle of wine!

  • Mike R

    Mike R gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    great idea for a hilarious shot!

  • Lucy Lambriex

    Lucy Lambriex gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    Sweet. They're both drewling of pleasure.

  • Magda Beda

    Magda Beda said (22 Jul 2008):

    muahahahahA.a brilliant.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) said (6 Aug 2008):

    I love the potato heads! This is so funny.

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (23 Aug 2008):

    Too much fuuuuuuuuuuun!!!!!!!!!

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (16 Mar 2009):

    I can't believe I missed this one..awesome!!

  • Jim Smith

    Jim Smith gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    It looks like Tim and Rhonda are Montanan naturists, no? :)

  • Russ Wills

    Russ Wills gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    lol! Great stuff!

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    Hahaahaaha......Just great!!!! LOL!!

  • Lauren

    Lauren gave props (10 Aug 2010):

    funny! :)

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