Well, we lucked out with a visit from my mom. And she brought her wonderful friend, Ed. Double lucky.
We kept them running around and made sure they had a full Montana experience.
It started with a hike to the Boiling River and a soak in a natural hot spring.
We stopped in Gardner for some hot cocoa to warm up. Anders insisted on getting “not very warm” cocoa.
The next day the boys and I dropped Henry at the airport and met mom and Ed for breakfast before gymnastics. We had a little spare time and took a walk down Main Street.
After gymnastics we visited the Museum of the Rockies. It was a busy day, but we figured as long as we were over there, we’d go big.
We finished the day back in Livingston with dinner at The Murray.
One afternoon, I had a couple friends and their kids over to make caramel apples. Mom and Ed didn’t stay the whole time, but they stayed long enough to make their apples 😉
For our Field Trip Friday we attempted a trip to the Bozeman Straw Bale Maze. As we came into Bozeman we noticed it was really smokey. Turns out that 80% of the maze burned down. Bummer for us, but it was a much bigger bummer for the very nice folks that own the maze. They do such a great job every year, and I think they depend on it for a good chunk of their annual income.
We went to a movie instead.
Then I kind of dropped the ball on the photos. We went to Chico for brunch and a soak, and had all sorts of fun here at home. You can use your imagination to picture it.