So a bunch of Montana pastors took me out while I was at the Synod Assembly in Great Falls, MT. We went to the Sip-n-Dip bar in the O'Haire Motor Inn and wow, I can't say I've ever had such a unbelievable experience in a bar. The theme is 'Tiki Bar" and the place has the typical fake tropical look, but then there's Pat Spoonheim on the organ singing from 9:30 to 1:30 every night. And she's quite a trip, still belting'm out at 80 or whatever age she is. But then, the really unbelievable thing is the glass wall behind the bar that looks into the mermaid tank where, you guessed it, a scantily-clad woman dressed as a mermaid is swimming around, tip jar just our side of the glass. Hmm. If you are ever in Great Falls, you've just got to. Really.