William Guy Thilgen Jr. (Billl) is a 67 year young retired former native of St. Paul (East Side), Minnesota commonly known as the Twin Cities. Now living in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. He is the middle child of seven, with three older half-sisters, two younger brothers and a baby sister.
Prior to his retirement, Billl followed his grandfather's footsteps as a professional truck driver. A career that allowed him to see parts of the country, taste various foods and to partake in a variety of adventures whenever he happen across them. During those years he considered himself to be a professional tourist.
Billl attributes his imagination and story-telling ability to the fact that, like most children during his youth, he grew up in a large family in a small house with no room to play indoors. Most children of that era grew up playing outdoors. He and his friends would spend hours and hours finding things to do, and on occasion making up their own adventures.
As Billl aged he viewed life as series of adventures. It was on one such adventure in the winter of 1994.
He met Patte!