I barely had time to throw in a quick braid and get the kids out the door for a picture and the bus was here! Luckily it comes right into our driveway.
Lewis and Clark Caverns and saw lots of great cave formations.
After that we headed over to Virginia and Nevada Cities to explore the old gold rush towns.
Sunday we went and did the self tour of the old Montana State Prison, which parts of were very creep and said to be haunted. We didn't have any ghostly encounters. I am not sad about that. They also had an old car museum at the prison. The kids thought they were being tortured looking at all the cars.
Monday we headed back towards home and made a stop at the very fabulous Museum of the Rockies and took in two planetariums shows and looked at as many exhibits as the kids could handle.
Our final stop was the Grizzly Bear Encounter place right outside of Bozeman, MT. There were two bears out while we were there and they were very active. The guy at the place was full of great tips and information on bears.
We also made a random stop somewhere along the way at a lake to play around and practice skipping rocks across the water.
Fun times. One last little hurrah before school started.
I also didn't run at all on vacation. I don't even feel bad about it. I kind of wanted the whole weekend to be all about spending time with the kids. Now here I sit in an empty house and have lots of time on my hands to run and workout. Feels strange.
I admit I took this whole week off. The first part of the week I wanted to just have to spend time with the kids and the rest of the week is all for me. HAHAHAHA!
Sounds like a perfectly wonderful weekend to me!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had a great weekend and taking a week off sounds amazing.ReplyDelete
What fun!! The Lewis and Clark caverns freaked me out when my parents took me there for the first time - closed spaces and bats were not an ok combination for me as a child.ReplyDelete
Sweet vacation! I've wanted to go to the caverns. We haven't been out that direction yet. I didn't see you waving when you came through, probably because we were gone camping! Enjoy all your free time!!ReplyDelete
What an amazing adventure! So glad you had so much fun with the family:) Those caves look so cool!ReplyDelete
Those weekends are the best :)ReplyDelete
I think your kids are about the same age difference as mine. I remember when my son was in 1st and my daughter started KG. Seems like just yesterday. I know you do, but cherish these days ... they fly by!ReplyDelete
OMG they are so adorable! That is huge - kindergarten and first grade! Big years for both of them! Best of luck to them!ReplyDelete
Our first day of school is tomorrow, and my kids were at my parents' in Missouri until yesterday. So we took one last pool day. I thought I was going to bake, but it was perfect. Congratulations to your kids on their first day--first grade all the way for us in the morning. Your getaway sounds wonderful.ReplyDelete
Sounds like such a fun trip! Yay for the first day of school...they look so excited!ReplyDelete
Your kiddos are the cutest! I can't believe they already started school. We always started after Labor Day. Glad you all had a fun last hurrah over the weekend.ReplyDelete