This week on Don't Be Tardy, the Biermanns experience even more Montana livin' in part two of their trip to Kroy's hometown. From seeing the field where Kroy played high school football to visiting the ranch he worked on every summer, the family gets a full experience of the life that made him who he is. But can Montana really handle more of Kim's diva antics and craziness? Read on for a full recap of the hijinks and sweet moments in the country...
It's day three of the Montana trip and Eagle Lodge is in complete chaos. While Brielle Biermann snaps selfies with the puppy dog filter, the four younger kids are attempting to tear the lodge down by jumping like a pack of hyenas onto Tracey Bloom and wrestling the chef to the ground. As Brielle points out, this is what happens when Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann aren't around. The major reason for this trip was for Kim and the kids to see where Kroy came from, so the itinerary today is all about explore the NFL star's past. First up is a tour through downtown Hardin - which includes a courthouse, a jail and a single dentist's office - before arriving at Hardin High School.
The family wanders through the halls of the school and the teacher in every single classroom they stop by remembers Kroy by name. Some have even saved old assignments from when he was a student, including one questionable presentation on date rape drugs...Kroy seems genuinely adored at his alma mater, though he insists that even if he wasn't in the NFL people would still know who he is because it's such a small town. However, it's pretty much a guarantee that teachers aren't asking any of Kroy's former classmates for an autograph, and his status as a real hometown hero in Hardin becomes crystal clear when Kim and the kids stumble upon a plaque dedicated to him in the hallway of the school. Yes, Kim and her beloved wigs are definitely famous, but she's the first to admit there isn't a plaque dedicated in her honor back in Windsor Hills, Connecticut.
Next, the family shares a poignant moment out on the field where Kroy first played football for the Hardin Bulldogs. While Kroy throws a football around with KJ and Kash, Kim reflects on how far her man has come and how big his dreams must've been as a high schooler on that very same field. She admits that Kroy probably won't realize the importance of this moment until after they've left, but it's still incredibly special nonetheless.
On their last day in Montana, the Biermanns stop by Lammers, a local Native American trading post. Unsurprisingly, the four youngest kids all seem fascinated by the rifles and ammo, but before KJ can talk his way into getting a BB gun of his own, the family heads to the cattle ranch Kroy worked on as a teenager. Kroy's excited to show the kids what his summer job as a kid was all about. From feeding cattle and moving hay to riding horses, the day at the ranch couldn't get the family any more authentically immersed in Montana culture. Kim is fascinated to see Kroy at home in his element and admits the ranch is the best part of the trip, but Wig is ready to get back to her Starbucks.
Back at the lodge later that night, Kim wonders aloud at how different her and Kroy's worlds were growing up when he gets an unexpected phone call from his agent, Buddy Baker. He's calling with an update on the status of Kroy's free agent status in the NFL. Apparently a multitude of teams have expressed interested in signing Kroy, and now it's just a question of what the smartest long-term move is for Kroy. After all, he's still in the prime of his career, so it's appropriate to be thinking about the long game rather than making a hasty decision to benefit him in the short term. With that abrupt reminder, it's time to get back to reality and say goodbye to Montana.
What did you think of this week's Don't Be Tardy? How much would you pay to see a spinoff of Kim working on a ranch? Leave your thoughts on the Montana trip in the comments below!